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5 Hawaii ambassadors doing amazing things right now

Contemporaries practicing sustainable traditions of old: Ready and willing to share their stories He ali‘i ka ‘āina, he kauwā ke kanaka: The land is a chief; man is its servant. - Mary Kawena Pukui Native Hawaiians understood the relationship between humans and the natural world as a reciprocal one. Simple in concept and powerful in action, the notion is that if people mālama (care for) their land, the land will in... Read More
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ACLU of Hawaii grows with addition of Kathleen Wong as Communications Manager

The ACLU of Hawaii is pleased to announce the addition to its team of Kathleen Wong, coming on board as Communications Manager. Her position is part of a strategic expansion by the local ACLU affiliate to build its capacity and reach in order to better protect and advance civil rights for all of the people of Hawaii. Ms. Wong is a writer and digital media strategist whose mission is to provide... Read More
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Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of control, according to Susan Ballard, Chief of the Honolulu Police Department. “Waikiki is a safe location for visitors and residents,” she states. However, the Police Chief, together with Jerry Dolak, President of the Hawaii Hotel Visitors Industry Security Association, wants to make sure... Read More
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Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of control, according to Susan Ballard, Chief of the Honolulu Police Department. “Waikiki is a safe location for visitors and residents,” she states. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: However, the Police Chief, together with Jerry Dolak, President of the... Read More
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Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to February 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This is another dip following the 3.8 decrease in January. In February, visitor spending increased from the U.S. West (+4.7% to $503.3 million) but declined from U.S. East (-6.7% to $370.9 million), Japan (-0.8% to $170.1 million),... Read More
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Huge 12-foot shark attacks man’s canoe then body in Hawaii

A 75-year-old man and 3 other people were paddling outrigger canoes about a half mile offshore, in an isolated area between Anaehoomalu Bay and Keawaiki in the Waikoloa area on the Big Island of Hawaii when one of them saw that the victim had stopped paddling. A very big shark, which the paddler said was about as long as his 12-foot canoe, bit the hull of his canoe and knocked him... Read More
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Is driving TheBus the perfect niche for sociopathic liars?

By Dr. Anton Anderssen On the Honolulu bus system known as TheBus, there is a frequent announcement one hears - the recording states “If you see something, say something.” For the past 29 years, I have seen something that is vile, disgraceful and discriminatory – lying to the public about bus destinations. As a cultural anthropologist, I often hear how the Hawaiian tourism culture is the perfect niche for sociopathic liars.... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to February 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR declined to $242 (-4.2%), with ADR of $290 (-1.2%) and occupancy of 83.4 percent (-2.6 percentage points) (Figure 1) in February. HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to February 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR declined to $242 (-4.2%), with ADR of $290 (-1.2%) and occupancy of 83.4 percent (-2.6 percentage points) (Figure 1) in February. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers... Read More