Layoffs, economy hit Pohnpei workers

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

GARY T. KUBOTA / GKUBOTA@STARBULLETIN.COM Although aware of the pending layoffs, Maui Land & Pineapple Co.

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edward kelly

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Jul 26, 2008
 

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This is a sad sign of the
faltering American economy.
This story is going to be
repeated in the Hawaii tourist
economy next year but in a more
dramatic way. Tourist count will diminish by 20%. It is
the only subject the politicians
should be discussing in Hawaii.

Since: Jul 08

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Remember the US dropping bombs at Truk Island (now named Chuuk) and other areas of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) way back when? Well to make up for that fact, they get to come and go and work and play in the US as long as they don't become criminals. Criminals would then require a Visa from the State Department, and are subject to deportation.
serepein

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iahpw poakeikumwaila....join the army.....lol.....
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This is a good time to be a Chuukes because you wouldn't worry about getting laid off because you are jobless.

LFMAO
mar

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I believe it is the time to return the workers that like to drink,and couse trouble instead of work hard and try to send some money to suppport their family back home. And those who are truley working hard for their family need to look for other jobs anywhere in the us.this is USA, jobs everywhere,its just the matter of what you like to do.
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Kasehlehlia! Unfortunately, there is little paid work back home on Pohnpei, unless you want to drive a taxi. It is sad that the Micronesians on Maui got a chance to get a little bit ahead, and now will be out of work, competing with everyone else for the few jobs out there. I wish you all the best in your search for survival.
mamushig

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I wonder if these laid off islanders know that they can draw unemployment benefits from the employment comission in Hawaii through the Federal Government. The amount of this aid depends on the length and salary of the employee. Just trying to help:)
mysterious1774

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tong ngeni monson jon juuk in hea..enemi feinemi ekena esapw ami jon juuk...toxic u better shut ur mouth...i bet u like juukese so much..ur just wasting ur time sayin shit bout dem...go ahead nd say metever u want to say...we don't mind, my advice to you is you should stop talking cus ur just talking to urself plus ur wasting ur time...FEINOM toxivc
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Kaselelia,
I do feel for you my brothers/sisters from Pohnpei that are working @ ILWU, our prayers to you and including all other Micronesians working there along with you guys,I sured felt how and what you guys are going thru right now, but believe me God be with you guys and every decision you guys make no matter what the economy is, I myself got the same problem guys working and helping family back home and my own little family up here, so i wouldn't mind suggesting you guys to try it out with some nursing programs, anywhere hospitals adults/childrens, nursing homes, clinics, group homes, adult cares facilities, day cares and so forth, any where, where you know that you have to take care of someone due to illness or ages becomes a factor, might be a good place to start with due to their needs and cares which is happening everyday. And for sure maybe a little pay cut might be happening other than layoff that I've seen so far doesn't come that easy during these economy downturn to my opinion, so please my brothers and sisters out there try it out it never hurts and it sure does pay pretty good! And God bless you all and we'll keep praying for you guys! kaselel kumwail!
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Come on..is not just the Pohnpeians. Take the Pohnpeians words away. Don't make us feel bad coz we're the minority huh? Is all over the World. Please use the word bad economy. I'm also from Pohnpei State and really proud of Pohnpeians coz no Pohnpeians no me on this earth..Shout out to the People who is trying to survive out there.
Remember President Obama he comes from no where and he is everywhere now. Rise your head up, you can truly make a difference. We all one people..
Kalangan and Keselehie..
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toxic,,, there you are! lmfao..stop hating and help pound the breadfruit.lol
Killa Wiffa

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Auwe!!!!!!!!
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Lets just become a state of USA...yall leaders back home think yall know what yall doing?I mean the rich is getting richer,the poor is getting poorer than poor...Or yall just leave pohnpei and move to USA...
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My advise to my struggling brothers out there(especially the Pohnpeians). Never Never Give up or get discourage. The best thing we can do is keep looking for job and don't stop because there are jobs but only those that seek for it are the one that gets it. It is clear from the scriptures that "if you seek, you will find. And if you knock you, it will open unto you." And remember that this is a promise from God and He never lie, but He keep his words.

Eri kumwail nantieng wonowei nan ahl mwakelekel. Mehda ma e apwal, Kumwail ahniki loaloapwot, karakarahk oh wahu, ompampap, oh ngongki nan amwail wiewiahkan, pwe ih soang pwukat me kin kapwulehdo mour mwahu. Oh kumwail liksang alasang irail kan me pohnkahkekan, mwalauhn, oh mwersued pwe ih songen wiewia pwukat me kin karehda apwal nan mour. Eri kaselel kumwail.

Kauno en ketket rehmwail.
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Saulik en Nanparangon wrote:
My advise to my struggling brothers out there(especially the Pohnpeians). Never Never Give up or get discourage. The best thing we can do is keep looking for job and don't stop because there are jobs but only those that seek for it are the one that gets it. It is clear from the scriptures that "if you seek, you will find. And if you knock you, it will open unto you." And remember that this is a promise from God and He never lie, but He keep his words.
Eri kumwail nantieng wonowei nan ahl mwakelekel. Mehda ma e apwal, Kumwail ahniki loaloapwot, karakarahk oh wahu, ompampap, oh ngongki nan amwail wiewiahkan, pwe ih soang pwukat me kin kapwulehdo mour mwahu. Oh kumwail liksang alasang irail kan me pohnkahkekan, mwalauhn, oh mwersued pwe ih songen wiewia pwukat me kin karehda apwal nan mour. Eri kaselel kumwail.
Kauno en ketket rehmwail.
Did you ever live on Guam in some apartments on the back road to Anderson?
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I feel bad for them but there are still alot of work out there it's just maybe not to their taste. Wish the best for my islander friends.
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my heart goes out to my brothers n sisters out there. Just dont give up and keep looking. There's a lot to do if you put motivation rather than lazy. So, now we know how hard it is, how about motivating our children that education is the key to their success. Give them encouragement for their better tomorrows and on. As for now, lets just keep looking because we can find jobs and never give up. Goodluck to u all out there.
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Badayu:

you stupid ediot!! Where did you get your facts from??!! Truk wasn't bombed!! It was BIKINI Atoll Republic of the Marshall islands!!

I'm sorry Marshallese, no disrespect, but these dumbasses just don't know what the fuck they talking about!!

Badayu!! Get your facts straight before you run your mouth!!
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No high language please.
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iahpw poakeikumwaila....join the army.....lol.....
OR THE MARINES..
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