PIC unveils its bus shelter

Dignitaries, E-Land Group members, Pacific Islands Club Saipan staff, and elementary school students cut the ribbon officiating the completion of PIC’s first precinct one bus shelter. 

The Pacific Islands Club officially unveiled their first Precinct 1 bus shelter yesterday, with the E-Land Group joining local officials to open the bus stop to the public.

The bus shelter, located in San Antonio, signifies the company’s pledge to give back to the community. A ribbon cutting to officiate the completion of the San Antonio bus stop was held yesterday with dignitaries, elementary school students, and members of the E-Land Group present.

The E-Land Group, the mother company of the Pacific Islands Club Saipan, Coral Ocean Point Golf Resort, and Kensington Hotel, has pledged to give back 10 percent of their earnings to the community they serve.

The restoration or construction of bus stops across the island is one of E-Land’s commitments. The construction was overseen by PIC and its general manager Gloria Cavanagh. According to her; it took approximately two months and $15,000 to build.

“We tried to use the same concept that E-Land and Kensington started up north,” she said.

Cavanagh said the shelter is only the first of two that will be built in Precinct 1 to ensure the safety of children who take the Public School System bus to and from school.

“This is our first one…we believe that this beautiful structure will add to the aesthetics of our precinct and…the safety of our children,” she said.

Gov. Ralph DLG said that he is grateful to E-Land Group for their efforts to give back to the CNMI. “I want to thank them for their contributions to the community…It’s always nice to see a company come out and continue their community contributions,” he said.

Education Commissioner Glenn Muña said it takes the entire community to ensure that CNMI students are getting the best possible education and a bus stop is vital in getting that education.

“How does a bus stop contribute to education? This is where it starts…our bus drivers are the first and last to receive our students,” he said.

Kimberly Bautista Bautista
Kimberly Bautista is the youngest in the stable of Saipan Tribune reporters. She has covered a wide range of beats, including the community, housing, crime, and education, for the Saipan Tribune.

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