Better Government Host Representative Gene Ward discusses the Jones Act with Michael N. Hansen, President of the Hawaii Shippers’ Council.
” Hawaii isn’t the only American island wanting out of the Jones Act. A resolution that sought to exempt Puerto Rico from the act was introduced in late April and adopted soon after by the Puerto Rican Senate. The U.S. Virgin Islands have been exempt since 1922. Guam is also partially exempt.” Civil Beat May 2013