Gay & Robinson era ends - Hawaii Busi...

Gay & Robinson era ends - Hawaii Business

There are 29 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 24, 2009, titled Gay & Robinson era ends - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The Gay & Robinson sugar mill on Kauai is shutting down in late October, about a year earlier than anticipated, after 120 years in business.

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“Nothing Good Can Come of This!”

Since: Oct 08

Denver, CO

#1 Sep 24, 2009
Just read in the paper that the price of sugar is up 95% since the first of the year...
Kau Manua

United States

#2 Sep 24, 2009
still get poli hale in mana ...

kokee and waimea canyon in kekaha ...

auntie lilikoi's in waimea ...

da poi factory at makaweli ...

ice cream stand and potato chip factories in hanapepe ...

west side still no ka oi ....
Flexo

Keauhou, HI

#3 Sep 24, 2009
Gee, I wonder if Bruce Robinson will file for unemployment benefits.
I guess his being laid off is supposed to make the rest of the gang at G&R feel better about their own circumstances.
Best wishes to all those people.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#4 Sep 24, 2009
Just saying that the Superferry fiasco will cause a reluctance for PRIVATE businesses to open on Kauai.

Hope all you residence who followed the lead of the haoles (who probably moved back to the mainland) are able to survive.

Good Luck.
CWD

Waianae, HI

#5 Sep 24, 2009
Hello Folks!!! How about growing real food for us to eat instead of forcing us to import nearly 90 percent of our food - thus making us depend upon imported oil to fuel the ships from the West Coast.
Made In Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

#6 Sep 24, 2009
That's it!, drive out the farms and you control the food, control the food and you control the people.
Tyranny has come to our land with a friendly face to represent change, and has left us broke and dependent on international food sources, once again we are robbed of our resources and are livelihood.
doi

Honolulu, HI

#7 Sep 24, 2009
Wahhhhhhh!
without subsidies from the Feds. we cannot survive.
watchdog

Kapaa, HI

#8 Sep 24, 2009
I also saw the article that sugar prices are really high, due to the knowledge that high fructose corn syrup added to most foods is killing us and we are reading labels and refusing to buy it. Sugar is back, surely they must know this being in the business, must be another reason for quitting, probably regulations that make it impossible for business to survive, or, more profitable to lease out the property to others and not bother with government regulations.

Agree with comment above, we need to grow our own food, how easy for domestic type terrorists to poison or inject bacteria into our food from other countries, and as with all the cases of recalled food, we can't even find out where it was manufactured for a long time, let alone when it comes in from other countries. Should I believe that Chinese food products are free from contaminants!!!! don't think so.
A Fish Out of H2O

AOL

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Very sad!!!!!!!!
Bob

Aiea, HI

#10 Sep 24, 2009
I just think our politicians can prevent a lot of companies from going under if they had done their jobs. Seeing a company with 120 years business it's sad.
Especially for the employee's. What's next??? more unemployment!!!
Oahu

Fort Collins, CO

#11 Sep 24, 2009
Kau Manua wrote:
still get poli hale in mana ...
kokee and waimea canyon in kekaha ...
auntie lilikoi's in waimea ...
da poi factory at makaweli ...
ice cream stand and potato chip factories in hanapepe ...
west side still no ka oi ....
You folks didn't want the Superferry so now all you have is the drugs. Good luck in dealing w/all the druggies & crime you'll be having w/the increase in unemployed. What a bunch of meatheads you folks are. They need to rename Kaiau to "Island of Fools".
John Kamaka

Honolulu, HI

#12 Sep 24, 2009
Bob wrote:
I just think our politicians can prevent a lot of companies from going under if they had done their jobs. Seeing a company with 120 years business it's sad.
Especially for the employee's. What's next??? more unemployment!!!
So true....what about the incompetent State, whose once motto was "to promote local production of ethanol"....what are we doing...IMPORTING ethanol while local sugar companies are going under?

The only time you ever hear Hawaii's politican say something is to "promote" themselves...whether it works or not is not the primary goal....so long as it makes them look good!
let just hope

Odessa, FL

#13 Sep 24, 2009
the chinse love sugar . lets move to china... yea yeaaaaaaaaaa or asisa
haha ha

Odessa, FL

#14 Sep 24, 2009
I guess you dumab asses should have let the super ferry in. but noooooooooooooooooo stupid hippies.. well look at this way i won't have to drive through smoke any more .. now you pot heads can grow your pot in the sugar fields ..
Stumpy

Kaneohe, HI

#15 Sep 24, 2009
Bye-Bye Sugar, Hello developers. Only question is which polititians they need to bribe to get the zoning changed.
JoeLocal

Honolulu, HI

#16 Sep 24, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
Bye-Bye Sugar, Hello developers. Only question is which polititians they need to bribe to get the zoning changed.
You mean private money?

Kauai doesn't want that!
Eddie Flores Sux

Honolulu, HI

#17 Sep 24, 2009
lets just hope ... actually, the Chinese do not use a lot of sugar! Only Americans consume lots of sugar because it has been consistently subsidized by the Federal Government, making it a very, very cheap additive in food.

This is only the tip of the iceberg! Wait till next year, when employers are taxed to death with the 1100% increase in unemployment tax. There will be lots more layoffs or retrenchments.

Expect to see unemployment rates close to or over 10% by mid-2010.
Ishidan

San Jose, CA

#18 Sep 25, 2009
John Kamaka wrote:
So true....what about the incompetent State, whose once motto was "to promote local production of ethanol"....what are we doing...IMPORTING ethanol while local sugar companies are going under!
If I recall, the problem was "We got plenty of people willing to grow the sugarcane, where will we put the ethanol distillery? Oh by the way, it's going to look a lot more like a refinery than a brewery...we're making lab grade alcohol by the barrel here, not rum by the bottle." "Not here! No way! NIMBY! Uh uh! We not Honolulu!" "Oh come on." "No, big ugly chemical plant, we no want!" "Gimme a break, it's no uglier than the sugar press factories you have now..." "NO!"
ton

Honolulu, HI

#19 Sep 25, 2009
Oahu wrote:
<quoted text>You folks didn't want the Superferry so now all you have is the drugs. Good luck in dealing w/all the druggies & crime you'll be having w/the increase in unemployed. What a bunch of meatheads you folks are. They need to rename Kaiau to "Island of Fools".
Where is Kaiau?
Tony Raso

Honolulu, HI

#20 Sep 25, 2009
Oahu wrote:
<quoted text>You folks didn't want the Superferry so now all you have is the drugs. Good luck in dealing w/all the druggies & crime you'll be having w/the increase in unemployed. What a bunch of meatheads you folks are. They need to rename Kaiau to "Island of Fools".
What is Kaiau?

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