I will continue to pray for ALL small businesses having a hard time with staff. It really seems as if no-one wants to work.

Unfortunately for many when the federal funds run out; interest rates remain high, if not going even higher; the cost of goods increase; fuel increases; utilities increase — we may be in a world of extreme hurt by the middle to end of 2023, and that’s just the beginning.

Sorry to sound so [pessimistic], but it sure seems we’re headed in that direction.

Hopefully tourism and military funds increase to balance the negative.


Joseph P. Roberto

Managing member

East Island Tinting LLC

East Hagåtña


Editor’s note: East Island Tinting LLC does business in East Hagatna and Harmon Industrial Park, and tints commercial buildings, homes, and autos. The company has 11 employees. mbj