Pohnpei turns to CNMI lawmakers for c...

Pohnpei turns to CNMI lawmakers for casino plan

There are 33 comments on the Saipan Tribune story from Oct 19, 2010, titled Pohnpei turns to CNMI lawmakers for casino plan. In it, Saipan Tribune reports that:

Three senators and one legislative staffer from Pohnpei turned to members of the CNMI House of Representatives led by Speaker Froilan Tenorio yesterday for guidance and information as Pohnpei courts an investor planning to build a 1,000-room casino and golf resort.

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pni691

Micronesia, Federated States of

#21 Apr 10, 2011
691baby wrote:
really?! what kind of shit is this?! I'm not from pni but dammit I'm from the 691 and I wouldn't want anything like this happen to my beautiful home. To think about such investment makes me want to smack the CEO, the Chairman, the congressman , the whoever thought of this. This is not right now or in the future. You have a beautiful land, use it, shape, teach it with help of the PNI PEOPLE. Don't spend money on the casino for tourist to come and live in a hotel to look out the window unto unattractive and polluted surrounding.Use that damn money to help clean and restore the island. Tourist wants an island vibe experience. Do tourists how we do with exchange students, bring them into your home and show how them how things are run in everyday life. Day and night life.
well thank you 691baby!! i realy like ur idea...yea cause y on earth would people build a casino on such polluted island of ours?? oiei..one of a kind douluhl...lol....they don't even think of the future....peleeez people...let's not sell our small and only island of pohnpei..imagine if more people srtated coming in??? hoo...we would probably sink under the ocean....tsk...
local pride

Micronesia, Federated States of

#22 Apr 12, 2011
udahn darohng en gov't leaders....are they out of their mind....we are going to build a casino something that can destroy our lives without even improving our schools or our hospital and other important need of ours....wake up people let's be smart and defend our nation from these stupid ideas of destruction of our go't leaders....we will risk our lives for the casino....how dare they do this to us....no way...it will not happen...

Since: Apr 11

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#23 Apr 26, 2011
691pride wrote:
yea, way to go Pohnpei, build the casino..and don't be surprise if the number of prostitutes increases, think about ur daughters, wife, sisters what will they become if there is a casino in pohnpei, i hate casino.
hey hey never mind them. let them enjoy

Since: Apr 11

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#24 Apr 26, 2011
what the eg is wrong with those who want that freakin casino? what make them think that they can control the problems that will be coused by that shit.too bad for my fellow friend. you gus choos a leader that is lust for money.
Youngmicro

Micronesia, Federated States of

#25 Apr 26, 2011
Suggestion everyone, lets all work together and do good things for our future....I'm not saying i'm against this Idea but I'm just saying that we all should really think about it before we proceed and built it here on our beautiful island....
Iso

Tallahassee, FL

#27 Jul 10, 2011
Why not build the casino? It would create more opportunity for the people of Pohnpei...as in money for high achieving students to afford accredited universities and all the costs they incur moving abroad. The economy in Pohnpei is completely dependent upon aid money. Coconuts, bananas, and fish just don't cut it. To all the PNI Pride crowd: you are right! It is a shame that your paradise is corrupted, but that is the history of the world. Can't go back, especially when the kids want mp3 players, dvds, cash power, cars, college degrees,'cool' clothes,*the monetization of feasts and church holidays*, etc. Such is life. If you are happy eating breadfruit, yams, coconut, and reef fish you are truly blessed, but if you want to eat canned meat and rice...you gotta pay the price! Much love to all my PNI crew!
nonumwu

Micronesia, Federated States of

#28 Oct 3, 2011
I agree casino is noooooo good!!! Not only it brings prostitution, but brings bad people, like gangsters or mafia. Also drugs and so forth. Dont forget casino ruins peoples life's: big time. So I pray that the plan of having a casino is not supported and successful.
Jengaw-09

Micronesia, Federated States of

#29 Oct 4, 2011
What is main purpose of this casino?...if we look back to the FSM economy in whole...it' all up side down. at first, foreign investment has led to the first and second step down regarding the Compact of free associations.
with all these probs....where are we, pni'anz going to live a while after apporoving all these foreign investors.if this country is meant to be a cow all diary products, meat, fur, and so on will be theirs...for the sake of their own goods...while the shit is ours. meaning that every thing that is considered "leftover" will be for the people. then, there our government is no longer a democracy, but a dictator ship gov't.
one major impact the casino will contribute to is over populating the country.another....is that culture will be swiftly fading away.
there might be something behind just the casino, it may be a deal between the FSM representatives and who ever whom has contributed supports to the approving of the casino.
" Met duwehte...tangasang mour, kohla mehla"
Salem Oregon

Salem, OR

#30 Oct 5, 2011
People will steal and do hard drugs.Lets be serious.The rich will get richer & poor will get poorer.That will bankrupt many people of pohnpei.
John

Tucson, AZ

#31 Oct 14, 2011
I have worked with Indian communities in the US regarding casinos and while it brings in money, there are many problems, as we are aware. Also they distribute the money. You think your politicians are corrupt now. Wait until the money starts flowing from the casinos and people from other countries take over your country. What about those walking along the roads and children playing. You think all these off islanders are going to be aware or slow down? Not likely. Also this was supposed to be put to a vote by the people and wasn't. I wonder why? It is all about money and what gets paid under the table.

Read the article, Not In Our Name again in the Kaselehlie Press.
tepei

Micronesia, Federated States of

#32 Oct 26, 2011
what should a casino to the us? all these pints are right...If a casino is about to build on Pohnpei, then we must also be ready for the big changes that will occur

TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT PRAY FOR THIS CASINO TO BUILD, YOU BETTER PRAY FIRST FOR YOURSELF TO DIE BEFORE THE CASINO WILL STAND, OR ELSE THIS CASINO WILL SUCK YOU UP DRY AND HIGH....
the rock

Micronesia, Federated States of

#33 Oct 27, 2011
goverment en kawaDA casino oh irail uhd doadoahkla koale pwe ihr me men casino en wiawida .
annie-gee

Micronesia, Federated States of

#34 Nov 30, 2011
Student691234 wrote:
Casino??? Whatever happened to the "Garden Island"?...
trying to turn it into Las Vegas or a prostitution island?...
come on congressman and whoever that is in favor of this "casino" plan...
Ok now first off,...this is a small island or state for heavens sake...
second; "Garden Island" is the main attraction for tourism, and tourists are trying to get away from the TECHNOLOGY WORLD to enjoy the local life...
thirdly; remember the BIG ASS BUILDINGS IN PALIKIR?...THEY'RE STILL THERE WITH NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF WASTE OF $'S...THERE'S ACTUALLY ONE NEXT TO THE CHINESE EMBASSY AND ONE AT THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF IT, BUT A LITTLE FARTHER AWAY FROM IT...
FOURTH, THAT'S CALLED DEFORESTATION! THOUGHT WE TRYING TO DEMOTE DEFORESTATION???!
WHAT IS THIS CASINO PLAN FOR?...IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA BUT NOT NOW, PROBABLY WHEN POHNPEI IS NO LONGER "POHNPEI" BUT "PAHNPEI"...
AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE FOR THIS "CASINO PLAN",...THINK ABOUT IT, WE GOT NIGHTCLUBS AND OTHER MODERNIZED PLACES HERE ALREADY, WHY DON'T YA'LL PLAN SOMETHING MORE USEFUL, LIKE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS OR THINGS LIKE THAT...
i pretty muj agree with you...whoever you are im glad someone thinks like i do....these people are studip...i repeat STUPID.... can't believe they even considered building a casino here in a small island like this one...ugh...dumb*****....

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