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Green very popular in poll, 63% vaccinated, facial recognition comes to Honolulu airport, lumber prices more than double, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green on July 29, 2020 Hawaii Voters Really, Really Like Lt. Gov. Josh Green. But Gov. David Ige gets low marks as does Speaker Scott Saiki, the Legislature and former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Of those surveyed in the latest Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll, 63% said they had a positive view of Josh Green, who has all but declared his intention to succeed the term-limited David Ige next year. Civil Beat.How major bills in Hawaii fared at the Capitol in...
Tags: Travel, Congress, US, Star, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pacific, Chinatown, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, Legislature, Pacific Island, Baldwin


The loan must be repaid according to the terms specified in the loan agreement.

The company shall provide ………. security guards to keep ward and watch and protection of the said factory as per the employer’s requirement. The security guards provided by the company will be for twenty-four hours in the shift of 8 hours and shall provide complete security arrangement and protection of the said factory round the clock. 12. In case of any dispute or difference arising between the parties under this agreement, the decision of ……… will be final and binding and the company will not ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, France, China, India, Court, Americas, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, US, Iran, Taiwan, Britain, United States, Ronald Reagan, United Kingdom


New Data: State-By-State Breakdown On Projected Hotel Industry Job Loss For 2021

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) released new data showcasing the ongoing devastating impact of COVID-19 on hotel industry employment, including projected hotel job loss through the end of 2021. Without targeted relief from Congress, nationwide, hotels are expected to end 2021 down 500,000 jobs. Hotels are the only major hospitality and leisure segment yet to receive direct aid.
Tags: Travel, Congress, American Hotel Lodging Association AHLA, COVID


Hotel Industry Statement On President Biden’s First Joint Address To Congress

The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), on President Biden's first joint address to Congress.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Biden, American Hotel Lodging Association, Chip Rogers


Hotel Industry & Union Join To Urge Congress For Aid AHLA, Unite Here Call On Congress To Pass ‘Save Hotel Jobs Act’ To Help Hotel Workers

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and UNITE HERE, the largest hospitality workers union in North America, today joined forces to call on Congress to pass the Save Hotel Jobs Act. The bill, introduced by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), provides a lifeline to hotel workers, providing the assistance they need to survive until travel returns to pre-pandemic levels.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Hawaii, North America, Fla, Brian Schatz, Charlie Crist, American Hotel Lodging Association AHLA, Congress For Aid AHLA


#Qatar Adds U.S. Lobbying Muscle After Saudi Rift, Trump’s Snub - Bloomberg

Qatar Adds U.S. Lobbying Muscle After Saudi Rift, Trump’s Snub - BloombergQatar is ramping up its lobbying efforts in the U.S., eager to cultivate a closer relationship with the Biden administration and Congress in order to avoid a repeat of 2017, when it was caught off-guard by a Saudi-led boycott in the Persian Gulf.Since January, Qatar has hired seven prominent firms to do lobbying and consulting work in Washington at a combined rate of $186,000 per month, according to Foreign Agent Registrat...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Qatar, Egypt, House, World Bank, Biden, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ballard Partners


Lawmakers focus on farmers, counties struggle with vacation rental laws, Mauna Kea working group comes together as TMT gets nod for runoff permit, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii farmers market pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsBill would require 10% of Hawaii-bought produce to be local. The legislation, if approved by Ige, would mandate that a minimum of 10% of produce purchased by state departments be grown locally by 2025. That percentage requirement would increase every five years to 50% by 2050. Associated Press.Hawaii’s Food Hubs Find Strength In Numbers. A group of food hubs came together to support legislation that would win them new access to grant m...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Australia, China, Hawaii, Hud, City Council, Smith, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Hart


george floyd + 1,000 others annually: justice is not possible, but accountability might help

Derek Chauvin, the police officer who murdered George Floyd, was found guilty on all charges. At long last, after millions protested around the country and the world, a police officer was held accountable for murder. Or as one of the memes says, we only had to burn down the country to do it. Between May 25, 2020, the day George Floyd was murdered, and April 20, 2021, the day of the verdict, 640 Americans were killed by police.*In the 24 hours following the announcement of the Chauvin verdict, ...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Congress, Washington Post, US, Bigotry, Laura K, Chauvin, Abuse Of Police Power, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Ma Khia Bryant Bryant, Law Enforcement Support Office


U.S. House panel advances bill allowing anti-trust suits against OPEC | Reuters

U.S. House panel advances bill allowing anti-trust suits against OPEC | ReutersA U.S. House panel on Tuesday passed a bill to open the OPEC oil production group and countries working with it to lawsuits for collusion in boosting petroleum prices, but it was uncertain whether the full chamber would consider the legislation.The so-called NOPEC bill, introduced by Representative Steve Chabot, a Republican, passed on a voice vote in the House Judiciary Committee. It would allow the U.S. Justice Depa...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Opec, Reuters, U S Justice Department, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Steve Chabot, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, NOPEC, ReutersA U S House, Petroleum Exporting Countries Similar


Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to #UAE | Reuters

Biden administration proceeding with $23 billion weapon sales to UAE | ReutersU.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has told Congress it is proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment, congressional aides said on Tuesday.A State Department spokesperson said the administration would move forward with the proposed sales to the UAE, “even as we continue reviewing details and consulting wit...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Israel, Joe Biden, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Uae, Gulf, Trump, Reuters, Democratic, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bahrain Sudan


Amtrak's $80 billion plan to connect the US is the latest step in a rail revolution but has a glaring omission: high-speed rail

Amtrak's Acela service runs between Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston. Kyodo News Stills via Getty Images Amtrak has unveiled a plan to further connect the US by rail but it doesn't include high-speed rail. New routes will be added and current routes will be upgraded as Amtrak aims to repair its network. Private companies and states have taken up the costly task of building high-speed rail on their own. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans are all-abo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Florida, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Trains, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco


America's newest airline is launching in April with a focus on leisure routes and fares as low as $19: Meet Avelo Airlines

An Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo/Getty Avelo Airlines just broke cover and plans to start flights on April 28 from Burbank, California. Andrew Levy, former president of Allegiant Air, is at the helm with a focus on cheap flights and friendly service. A total of 11 routes have already been announced to popular destinations across the American West. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's lights, cameras, action for America's newes...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hollywood, News, Air Travel, Congress, California, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Levy, Ryanair, Deutsche Bank


Federal court upholds Hawaii's open carry gun limits, state won't extend income tax deadline or exempt unemployment, Ige may veto marijuana decriminalization bill, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Photo by Andy Montes de Oca on Unsplash Ruling upholds Hawaii’s limits on carrying guns in public. Hawaii’s strict limit on openly carrying firearms is lawful, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled today in a lawsuit by a man who tried unsuccessfully several times to obtain a license to carry a loaded gun in public. Associated Press.Hawaii saw record number of firearm permit applications in 2020. A record high total of 26,122 personal/private firearm permit applications were p...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Joe Biden, Hawaii, House, Bill, United Airlines, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, West Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, West Maui, David Ige


Hawaii lawmakers set to get 13% pay hike, spring break boom crowds Waikiki beaches, mask enforcement increases, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii News Two Pay Raises For Lawmakers Over The Next Year Are Raising Eyebrows. The salary commission approved the wage hikes two years ago but critics now question the optics of government officials getting pay raises during an economic crisis. Civil Beat.Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent? Some education insiders said while union opposition was damaging, it was not as simple as unions throwing their weight around. Civil B...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Billy, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Princeville, state Department of Education, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


WTTC Welcomes “American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021” From U.S. Congress

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC states: "This incredible stimulus package will be welcomed by Travel & Tourism businesses across the U.S., many of whom are struggling to survive. This package promises a much-needed boost while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the sector.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Wttc, Gloria Guevara


The atmosphere is grim at Trump's deserted Washington DC hotel as the MAGA crowd skips town, says report

A view outside Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. one day before the inauguration of Trump on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Noam Galai/WireImage Trump's Washington hotel has suffered a loss of income and interest, a Guardian report says. The hotel is bearing the brunt of the pandemic and the fallout of Trump's election defeat. The former president once dubbed it "one of the great hotels of the world." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President T...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, Hotel, Guardian


U.S. Travel Urges Ppp Fixes As Part Of Covid Relief

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement calling on Congress to prioritize enhancements to the Paycheck Protection Program as a critical element of economic relief from the pandemic:
Tags: Travel, Congress, U S Travel Association, Roger Dow, Paycheck Protection Program, U S Travel Urges Ppp


Schools superintendent Kishimoto calls it quits, some jumping the vaccination line, governor declares state of emergency over flooding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto Hawaii schools superintendent Christina Kishimoto stepping down in July when contract ends. Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced Tuesday she will step down on July 30 after four years at the helm of Hawaii’s public schools, rather than seek to extend her contract. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Hawaii News Now.Some vaccine recipients finding ways to jump line. The state Departme...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Bill, The Philippines, Pacific, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Oahu


Bills live, die as Legislature reaches midpoint, missile defense radar still in limbo, athletic workouts, larger groups to be allowed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pounding taro root into poi ⌐2021 All Hawaii NewsFewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand. Growing, cultivating and cooking the starchy root vegetable, which is used to make poi, is hard work that’s not always profitable. Civil Beat.Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies. House leaders have decided against pursuing most measures aimed at controlling the state auditor although investigation into that office continues. Civil Beat...
Tags: Travel, Congress, North Korea, Hawaii, House, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, Johnson Johnson, Premier Medical Group


Coronavirus vaccine shortage hits Hawaii, lawmakers mull lottery, cigarette tax hike, $12 minimum wage, Oahu restaurant inspections suspended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green administers coronavirus vaccine in this Dec. 29, 2020, courtesy photo  Lack of supply slows coronavirus vaccinations in Hawaii. Hawaii’s mass COVID-19 immunization sites are putting the brakes on new appointments, at least for the next few weeks, as vaccine supplies remain limited across the country. Star-Advertiser.Second vaccine shots for large group of seniors could limit distribution of first doses. Hawaii seniors 75 and older who got COVID vaccines at large distri...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Hawaii, House, Lg, Faa, Sears, Chinatown, Big Island, Maui, Josh Green, Hawai, Hawaii County, Oahu, Kona


American and United are warning employees of furloughs as a slow vaccine rollout dampens expectations for recovery this year

American Airlines and United Airlines planes at Los Angeles International Airport. Kit Leong/Shutterstock.com American Airlines and United Airlines are warning thousands of workers to prepare for furlough come April. Executives are blaming a lack of demand on new travel restrictions and a slow vaccine rollout. Hawaiian Airlines also informed labor authorities that over 800 employees may be furloughed. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Two of the country's largest airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Congress, Planes, US, Trends, Cnn, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Capitol Hill, Airlines, Anthony Fauci, United


Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts | Reuters

Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts | Reuters Oil hit its highest level in a year on Friday, closing in on $60 a barrel on economic revival hopes and supply curbs by producer group OPEC and its allies.New orders for U.S.-made goods rose more than expected in December, pointing to continued strength in manufacturing. The U.S. Congress is also moving ahead on President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan.Brent crude was up 63 cents, or 1.1%, at $59.47 by 1200 GMT after hitting its ...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Opec, Joe Biden, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OANDA, Jeffrey Halley


Google is the latest corporate giant to halt donations to Republican lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification as president, joining Amazon and Walmart

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Google will halt political donations to lawmakers who opposed certifying Joe Biden's as president. It joins Walmart, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in cutting funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will pause political donations to both Republicans and Democrats. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, US, America, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Bank Of America, Bloomberg


Ige pushes digital economy in State of the State address, new COVID-19 variant found in state, Health Department discovers 60 unreported coronavirus deaths, vaccine shortage hinders efforts, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige State of the State address, Jan. 25, 2020 Full text of Gov. David Ige's State of the State address can be found here.Gov. David Ige calls for economy to pivot to technology. Gov. David Ige wants Hawaii to develop a more robust digital economy — “a Hawaii 2.0” pivot — that would spread broadband connectivity to rural communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has strangled tourism. Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige pushes for more investment in digital technology. In his...
Tags: Travel, Congress, White House, China, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Cvs, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Penn, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu


Biden set to reimpose an entry ban on non-U.S residents who are traveling from Brazil, UK and other parts of Europe, sources say

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is reapplying the entry travel ban on non-US citizens who are traveling from Brazil, United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe, sources told Reuters. This decision comes after former president Donald Trump lifted the ban that would've took effect on January 26.  I...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Congress, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Ban, Biden


#Saudi reactions to Biden’s inauguration - ht @RiyadhBureau @ahmed

Saudi reactions to Biden’s inauguration - Riyadh Bureau The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States was featured on the front pages of all Saudi newspapers Thursday, with commentary ranging from sadness over Trump’s departure to cautiously welcoming the new administration and hoping that it would maintain the close ties forged in recent years. Here is a selection of linked articles and translated passages from the Saudi press in recent days:Abdulrahman al-Rashed,...
Tags: Travel, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Defense, Israel, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, United States, Biden, Tehran, Yemen, Lebanon, Gulf


ASL interpreter succumbs to COVID-19, Hawaii legislative leaders to forego pomp and speeches, nurses in Hawaii paid the most, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Patty Sakal interprets Gov. David Ige's speech for the hearing impaired on Aug. 13, 2020 Beloved ASL interpreter for state dies from COVID-19 complications. Patty Sakal, 62, died from COVID-19 during a trip to California. KHON2.ASL interpreter whose services amid pandemic helped keep community safe dies of COVID. A woman who helped the deaf community follow what was happening with the coronavirus crisis has been taken by the disease. Patty Sakal, 62, a veteran sign language interpreter a...
Tags: Travel, Congress, California, Hawaii, Biden, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Oahu, East Hawaii, East Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now


Notes on the anti-liberty farmers agitation led by the communists and Congress

I’ll be writing a number of pieces on this issue in the coming weeks. This a placeholder post where I’ll dump material that is related to the issue. I may or may not get time to read this/ watch the videos listed below. I saw this video yesterday. Shocked that hardcore communist Kavitha Kuruganti – […]
Tags: Travel, Congress, Current Affairs, Bad Ideas


The Man who wanted to be King of America

I’m constantly tearing out articles that catch my interest from our local newspaper The SudOuest. This a quiet region so the paper uses a lot of non-news stories as filler.I love it when the filler piece is both local and historical. Especially anything to do with a French/American connection. A good pandemic exercise is to make a big pile of all my newspaper clippings and see what jumps out at me. Here’s a good one. “The Man who wanted to be King of America” I’m terrible about ke...
Tags: Travel, England, Congress, Washington, France, America, Paris, Poland, Lafayette, Benjamin Franklin, Bordeaux, Versailles, Marquis, La Rochelle, Continental Army, Charente


Hotel Lawyer on PPP2 and the COVID Relief Bill’s changes to Paycheck Protection Program | By Jim Butler

We have a new PPP Loan authorization bill out of Washington, after months of political wrangling. Congress could have done more, but they did provide for up to $2,000,000 in additional forgivable loans per borrower, along with provisions which specifically cater to the hospitality industry.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Washington, Bill, Jim Butler, PPP loan



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