Has anyone else noticed how empty Saipan is feeling? The roads are much less crowded than just a few months ago. Stores and restaurants are empty. It feels like half of the people have left. Although I understand the schools are still over-crowded, I've heard from at least one person that enrollment is down in some of them, too.
I know families who have left, families who have sent their kids to the U.S., and more who are talking about leaving.
The reality of the out-migration is staggering.