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  Big Five (Hawaii) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Five is the name given to a group of former sugarcane corporations that wielded considerable political power in the Territory of Hawai‘i and leaned heavily towards the Hawai‘i Republican Party.
The Big Five was comprised of Castle and Cooke, Alexander and Baldwin, C.
The extent of the power that the Big Five had could be considered by some as equivalent to an oligarchy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Five_(Hawaii)   (631 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
HAWAII, Pacific state of the U.S. It consists mainly of the Hawaiian Islands, an archipelago near the geographic center of the North Pacific Ocean, and other islets unrelated geographically to the archipelago; in all, 8 main islands and 124 islets, reefs, and shoals.
Hawaii is one of the most urbanized states in the U.S. In 1990, about 89% of the people of Hawaii lived in areas defined as urban, and the rest lived in rural areas.
Hawaii is known for its distinct blend of cultural heritages, and the range of the state’s cultural institutions reflects this diversity.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/states/hawaii.html   (3986 words)

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When this was accomplished, the cornerstone was laid for Big Five dominance in the business life of the islands during the first half of this century.
This was the corporate vehicle for the Big Five to build a West Coast refinery capable of handling their crop while presenting a united front against Spreckels in marketing it in the meantime.
Hawaii’s pineapple companies were able to join forces to set quotas and work off an over-supply in the 1932 pack-year as an “agricultural marketing cooperative.” Industry production was regulated through an association from then on until 1943 when legal advice recommended its abandonment.
www.judyvorfeld.com /Greaney.doc   (22483 words)

 e-Hawaii - Features - Politics - Peter Manicas Article
Five months before the missionaries appeared, and evidently in response to the loss of pono (perfect harmony in the universe), Ka`ahumanu abandoned the ‘aikapu (literally, the sacred eating, but more widely the defining norms of Hawaiian religion).
But to get Big Five approval, legislators not only removed cultivated sugar lands from the homestead laws, but with the amendments which came in the following years, large amounts of land originally set aside for Hawaiian homesteading were contracted to plantations for pineapple cultivation.
Hawaii’s most important union, the ILWU, had deep roots in the sugar economy and at its inception in the islands, it had been vulnerable to red-baiting, a condition which lingered on long after it made any sense.
www.e-hawaii.com /features/politics/manicas.1.htm   (1707 words)

 Hawaii (The Big Island) : Introduction | Frommers.com
The Big Island of Hawaii -- the island that lends its name to the entire 1,500-mile-long Hawaiian archipelago -- is where Mother Nature pulled out all the stops.
The Big Island has it all: fiery volcanoes and sparkling waterfalls, fl-lava deserts and snowcapped mountain peaks, tropical rainforests and alpine meadows, a glacial lake and miles of golden, fl, and even green-sand beaches.
Five volcanoes -- one still erupting -- have created this continental island, which is growing bigger daily.
www.frommers.com /destinations/hawaiithebigisland/0008010001.html   (632 words)

 Hawaii asseses quake damage; power restored - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
On the island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, several roads and a bridge were closed, a hospital evacuated and at least one old church suffered severe damage.
Hawaii's largest quake on record was an 1868 magnitude 7.9 that triggered a tsunami and spawned numerous landslides that resulted in 31 deaths.
Travel on the Big Island was slowed by a damaged bridge at the town of Honokaa and a sinkhole that closed the main road between Kona and Hilo.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-10-16-hawaii_x.htm?csp=1   (751 words)

 Big five - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the UN was formed in 1945, these five comprised a majority of the world's population, military might, and wealth, with the British Empire alone having nearly a quarter of the world's population.
Big Five is a colloquial term for the members of the defacto Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China pre-1956.
The Big Five was the informal name given to the top 5 players on the PGA Tour of America - Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson - from the end of 2004 until the beginning of 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Big_Five   (830 words)

 Holidays & Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Hawaii's efforts to obtain statehood involved a long political struggle which had to overcome many obstacles and prejudices.
Some of these included the distance of Hawaii from the mainland, the lack of a substantial middle class, the large proportion of citizens of Japanese ancestry, and the alleged control of a strong group ("The Big Five') over the political and economic activities in the islands.
A primary election took place in Hawaii on June 27, 1959, and on that day the various statehood propositions were voted on.
home.hawaii.rr.com /hawaiianweb/holiday05.html   (325 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hurricane to brush the Big Island of Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center posted a hurricane watch for Hawaii, the state's biggest and southernmost island, and a high surf warning was issued for the southern coast of Maui.
Hawaii County Civil Defense closed beaches in Puna and Kau and police monitored conditions from Kumukahi Point to South Point.
Five San Diego-based ships and the Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal and attack submarine USS Greeneville will leave Tuesday on deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Middle East, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr.
www.usatoday.com /weather/hurricane/2003-09-01-hawaii-jimena_x.htm   (466 words)

 Hawaii Reporter: Hawaii Reporter
Democrats say that "the Five" controlled Hawaii's government from its constitutional-monarchy period in the 1800s, past the American annexation of Hawaii in the 1890s, until the late 1950s, fleecing everyone.
And because "the Five" manipulated the Legislature, the plantations on their land had priority over water resources, inconveniencing taro farmers on the other side of the island of Oahu.
Hawaii's leftists usually blame land problems on the mid-1800s's "Great Mahele" -- the time when King Kamehameha III privatized collectively-owned (actually, government-owned) land and gave it to Hawaiians.
www.hawaiireporter.com /story.aspx?29fde051-512d-451b-829e-996118c305aa   (1326 words)

 Hilo Massacre: Hawaii's Bloody Monday August 1st, 1938
Hawai'i's territorial laws were the equal of any of the states in their repressive nature.
It operated four steamers: The SS Humuula, SS Hawaii, the SS Waialeale, and the SS Hualalai; and was the main artery of commerce between all the main islands in the Hawaiian chain.
For about five minutes the crowd was in confusion and disarray, yet, it should be noted, the police made no attempt to arrest anyone then or at any time during the whole course of the incident.
www.hawaii.edu /uhwo/clear/Pubs/HiloMassacre.html   (19908 words)

 Hiking on the Big Island
The hiking Hawaii adventures include rainforest hikes, eco-tours, volcano tours, lava tube hikes, hikes through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, waterfall hikes, Mauna Loa summit adventures, bird watching hikes, mule ride adventures, various wildlife hiking tours and a variety of nature walks, walking tours and sightseeing tours of the island.
Crucial times in Hawaii's past unfold in the scenery at your feet: imagination comes alive as the guide's narration blends with the spectacular scenery to erase the bounds of time.
No matter which type of hike, nature walk or sightseeing tour you arrange on the Big Island of Hawaii you will be treated to some of the very best hiking that the Hawaiian Islands have to offer.
www.tombarefoot.com /hawaii/hiking_bigisland.html   (558 words)

 Hawaii travel guide - Wikitravel
Hawaii (pronounced ha-VAI-ee by locals) is the 50th state of the United States of America.
The island of Hawaii, always known as the Big Island, is the largest island, and lends its name to the whole island chain.
As Hawaii is one of the United States, travel to Hawaii from the U.S. Mainland is not much different from traveling between two states on the Mainland.
wikitravel.org /en/Hawaii   (4498 words)

 Territorial Years - The History of Hawaii - Hawaii School Reports
The Newlands Resolution created a commission to study what laws were necessary to govern Hawai'i, but in the interim the laws of the Republic of Hawaii were to remain in effect unless they were contrary to the U.S. Constitution.
The economy and government of the Territory of Hawaii had largely been controlled by the Big Five corporations or plantations, and Hawaii was solidly Republican.
"Five years later not only had wage parity been achieved, but the political domination of the Big Five was ended and a newly elected Democratic majority commanded both houses of the territorial legislature.
www.hawaiischoolreports.com /history/territorial.htm   (844 words)

 CNN.com - Hawaii's big island braces for Hurricane Jimena - Sep. 1, 2003
The National Weather Service said the hurricane was located about 175 miles (280 kilometers) southeast of Hilo, a city on the east coast of Hawaii, the largest island in the archipelago, at 2 a.m.
Official records indicate that since 1950, five hurricanes or tropical storms have caused serious damage in the islands.
Hawaii's big island draws many tourists with an active volcano and some of the region's best snorkeling among its attractions, although it is not as popular as Oahu, home of Honolulu and the world famous Waikiki Beach, or Maui, the honeymooners' favorite.
cnn.com /2003/WEATHER/08/31/hawaii.jimen.reut/index.html   (339 words)

 Big Island Real Estate, Big Island of Hawaii features facts information
The island that gives Hawaii its name is one of the most spectacular and geographically diverse places in the world, with 11 of earth's 13 climates.
The Big Island, the state’s largest island at 4,034 square miles is twice the size of all other Hawaiian Islands combined.
Hawaii temperatures are in general are mild and do not vary more than about +/- 5 degrees throughout the year.
www.realestatehawaii.com /buyers/about_big_island.htm   (583 words)

 Travel - Hawaii
Despite a respect for the past, nothing is in stasis — not the culture, not even the land itself, which has grown by more than 500 acres since the most recent volcanic eruption began in 1983.
From Hanauma Bay to Waikiki, Hawaii is spending millions to polish the gems of the island's south shore.
The island Eden is home to five public parks that call visitors to serenity among the flowers and bowers.
www.latimes.com /travel/destinations/hawaii   (630 words)

 Hawaiian hotspot [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The length of the Hawaiian Ridge segment alone, from the Big Island northwest to Midway Island, is about equal to the distance from Washington, D.C. to Denver, Colorado (2,600 km).
As the Pacific Plate continues to move west-northwest, the Island of Hawaii will be carried beyond the hotspot by plate motion, setting the stage for the formation of a new volcanic island in its place.
In the geologic future, Loihi may eventually become fused with the Island of Hawaii, which itself is composed of five volcanoes knitted together-Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
pubs.usgs.gov /gip/dynamic/Hawaiian.html   (385 words)

 TIME.com: The Flight of the Five -- Oct. 19, 1962 -- Page 1
The purchaser: Hawaii's Castle and Cooke, Inc. through its pineapple-growing subsidiary, the Dole Corp. Along with the other famed old companies that constitute Hawaii's Big Five,* Castle and Cooke was busily transferring as much of its stake as possible away from the land of aloha.
Founded by Yankee missionaries and traders in the mid-19th century, the Big Five long turned fat profits with their sugar and pineapple plantations, dominated the economic growth of the islands through intermarriages and interlocking directorates.
To the Big Five's mounting economic discomfiture was added last year a political threat: the state legislature passed an antitrust bill specially aimed at the Big Five.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,827898,00.html   (662 words)

 Hawaiian Workers
Hawaii was the site of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and had the largest concentration of Japanese Americans in the country.
The 'Big Five' families of Hawaii's politically dominant white plantation aristocracy formed an influential barrier to evacuation.
Indeed, Roosevelt was convinced that Emmons (Hawaiian Defense Commander) took his information from the 'Big Five,' and he remarked scornfully to the Cabinet after evacuation was defeated that the plan was stymied by the pineapple and sugar growers, who wished to retain their Japanese laborers.
www.densho.org /causes/4economic/4hawaiianworkers.asp   (180 words)

 Big Five - dKosopedia
The phrase Big Five, in the world of Hawaii politics, evokes visions of a post-annexation and pre-WWII Hawaii's political and economic structure that was dominated by five companies involved in Hawaii's sugar and pineapple industries:
The Boards of Directors of the Big Five had interlocking members making them an insular and close-knit group.
Their politics were Republican, they were almost all white, and their political and economic goals were the maximizing of their industries on the backs of cheap, non-voting and ignorant immigrant labor.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Big_Five   (335 words)

 Big Island
However, Hawaii's cost of living is among the highest in the nation and its 2004 per capita personal income below average.
The Big Island's major sources of annual income include agriculture (the majority of the State's fruits, nuts and coffee are produced on Big Island) and tourism.
The County of Hawaii is responsible for local government on Big Island and has a mayor elected for up to two four-year terms and a nine member council with two-year terms.
www.alternative-hawaii.com /bi.htm   (740 words)

 Dreamride - Private Hawaii Big Island Bike Vacations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Hawaii is a great place to break in your new toy with the guy who built it.
The spirit of Hawaii is best experienced far from the flabby hordes who flock to Hawaii to take an "adventure" on a bus to a luau with a thousand white people at a crowded beach resort surrounded by manicured lawns and golf courses.
Hawaii trips up to five days in duration are led by our local guide on the Big Island.
www.dreamride.com /hawaii.html   (2540 words)

 Big Island Hawaii Honeymoon Packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Hawaii or The Big Island is one of the top Honeymoon destinations in the world.
Honeymooners prefer Hawaii because of the vast array landscapes from sunny white sand beaches to tropical jungles along with the less crowded atmosphere on this island.
From the deserts of Ka'u to the rainforests of Hamakua, from the snow capped peak of Mauna Kea to the warm golden beaches of Kona, the island is still growing thanks to the world's most active volcano, Kilauea.
www.best4hawaii.com /bigisl_honeymoons.htm   (547 words)

 April 2000
It was alluded to in "The Big Kahuna".
Olympic gold-medalist and father of surfing, the beloved Duke was Hawaii's "ambassador of aloha".
The place opened in August and it's a little bit of Hawaii transplanted to Southern California with bamboo furniture, sawdust on the floor, a kayak mounted on one wall, a sea-and-sky mural painted on another, photos of legendary surfers like Duke Kahanamoku and fishing nets draped across thatched roof overhangs.
www.hawaiifive0.org /april00.shtml   (2951 words)

 Hawaiian Beaches and Activity Guide for Hawaii, The Big Island.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Big Island of Hawaii is not only the Orchid Isle and the largest in the Hawaiian chain (more than twice the size of all the others combined).
Made up of five different volcanoes, the most of any Hawaiian island, it is getting larger every day due to the current, continuing eruption of Kilauea.
The Big Island is overlaid with scores of ancient lava flows and trimmed with dozens of beaches in a spectrum from white, to amber, to gray, to fl, to olive green.
www.beachactivityguide.com /Hawaii/index.html   (272 words)

 Hawaii Bike Tours on the Big Island of Hawaii
Oddly enough, one of the least requested tours we have on the Big Island are the bicycle tours.
I don’t know if its because people just don’t think of bicycle rides because of all the other spectacular and exciting tours available on the Big Island, but the island of Hawaii really lends itself to some of the best biking (trail rides, mountain biking and road trips) in all of Hawaii.
For the accomplished riders there are even tours provided which will traverse all five volcanoes of the Big Island within a six day time period.
www.tombarefoot.com /hawaii/bikes_bigisland.html   (384 words)

 Deep Hawaii affordable vacation rentals - vacation rentals near the volcanoes
southeast corner of the Big Island of Hawaii in Hawaiian Paradise Park, the nicest community in the area.
East Hawaii is the best kept secret on the Big Island.
Our mission is to ensure that every guest has a comfortable base to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea and the East Hawaii coastal wilderness area.
www.deephawaii.com /vacationrentals.htm   (496 words)

 Honeymoon in Hawaii, travel to Hawaii for your honeymoon. Honeymoon packages, honeymoon vacation, Hotels and Crusies.
Set above a serene lagoon on the sun-drenched Kohala Coast, the Outrigger Waikoloa Beach is situated on 15 acres of tropical foliage, bordered by a royal fishpond and a half-mile of white sand beach.
Nestled on a white sand beach on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is like nowhere else.
Within the boundaries of our 3,200 acre Resort, guests may absorb the unique ambiance of ancient Hawaii in the mystical fishponds and ancient petroglyphs, the beautiful sunsets, lush gardens and a stretch of shoreline that is home to all sorts of colorful marine life.
www.wedalert.com /content/honeymoon/hawaii/bigisland/index.asp   (739 words)

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