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Honolulu Event: Will Hawaii be the next Puerto Rico?

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The Jones Act has devastated Puerto Rico’s economy, and Hawaii may be next in line.

Not only has the 99-year-old federal maritime law blocked the speedy delivery of needed hurricane-relief supplies to the U.S. island territory, recent studies have found that the Jones Act has prevented 13,250 jobs from being created in U.S. island territory and cost its economy $1.5 billion. Its economic impact on Hawaii could be even worse.

That’s according to John Dunham, president of John Dunham & Associates and an expert on international shipping, who will talk at a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheon in July about how reforming the 99-year-old Jones Act could benefit Hawaii.

Dunham has served as the senior economist for Philip Morris, the New York City Mayor’s Office, the New York City Comptroller’s Office and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. His past research includes conducting the economic impact analysis of the World Trade Center before 9-11. His most recent research was about the economic impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico, conducted by his firm and submitted to MIDA Food Marketing, Industry & Distribution Chamber.

The luncheon event will be on Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at a private club near downtown Honolulu, with Keli‘i Akina, Ph.D., president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, serving as moderator.

Admission is $35 and includes a luncheon buffet.

Please join us for this important discussion.

For more information and the event’s location, please call (808) 591-9193 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org.

E hana kākou!

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