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Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

When traveling to the Aloha State of Hawaii forget about renting a car or taking an Uber on the Island of Oahu, but think about riding a Charley’s.  The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the “Bankrate Best States for Drivers Study. In Hawaii roads are so bad, that there is a fair likelihood of damage to your car,... Read More
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Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

A former U.S. State Department Security Officer has a safety message for business travelers and advice for tourists with a solution for everyone carrying a smartphone, a passport, or a wallet when on the road. His name is David Bowers and his message is the Everyday Carry Shirt. David Bowers created a solution on how to get a handle on the increased risk of being a victim of a petty crime like... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Chris Tatum, Keith Regan, and Karen Hughes are the new team of three to lead the largest industry in the State of Hawaii: The Hawaii Visitors Industry. Marriott Hotel group has another proud moment when two of their own are now setting the direction for tourism in Hawaii. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced the appointments of two key executive leaders today, naming Keith Regan as chief administrative officer and Karen Hughes... Read More
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What Marriott told victims of massive security crime? Transcript of an email to hotel guests

Marriott International A massive database breach was reported by Marriott Hotels and Resorts at their Starwood brand on November 30. In the meantime, Marriott Security procedures had been in the global spotlight resulting in various legal and criminal actions taken by authorities around the world against the largest hotel chain in the world. A PR nightmare has been unfolding for Marriott resulting in making the brand speechless in avoiding responses to... Read More
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Late President Bush lived the Aloha Spirit: A Testimonial by a Democratic Party Activist from Hawaii

Marsha Rose Joyner is the host for ThinkTeck Hawaii and a Hawaiian political activist for many years.  She remembers when electors met in their respective state capitols on December 19, 1988 to cast their votes for President and Vice President when George Herbert Walker Bush was elected president of the United States in 1988. Marsha was one of the four Democratic electors in Hawaii. She told eTurboNews: Today, as I watch the funeral train carrying... Read More
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Hawaii’s Hotel Lanai re-opens with a New York chef

Hawaii's Hotel Lanai re-opens Hotel Lanai, a historic property located in the heart of Lanai City, Hawaii, has reopened its doors following a transformative renovation. The first guests were welcomed on December 4 to enjoy the hotel’s 10 guest rooms, main lobby, common areas and on-site restaurant, Lanai City Bar & Grille, which have been redesigned with upscale, rustic modern touches and charming Hawaiian vintage décor. Designed by John Milander Architects,... Read More
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Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian Barat Daya Islands A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. at 6.08 pm local time, December 5. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local tsunami warning, but according to USGS in Hawaii no warning is in place for the Pacific Ocean including Guam and Hawaii. Location: 168.2 km (104.3 mi) ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia 254.4 km (157.7 mi) ESE of... Read More
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National Sea Simulator: New hope for tough breed of coral

Researchers visiting the Australian Institute of Marine Science will be at the centre of the action when coral spawning – one of the world’s greatest underwater wonders – kicks off this week. More than 18 different coral species are set to release tiny bundles of hope for future reefs, in the National Sea Simulator at AIMS near Townsville. AIMS’ marine geneticist Professor Madeleine van Oppen said research being undertaken at AIMS... Read More
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Honolulu – Sydney flight hydraulic System forced plane to turn around

Honolulu – Sydney is a route offered by Hawaiian Airlines. Passengers booked on today’s nonstop from Hawaii to Australis left at 11.57 am on Sunday There were two hours of unexpected adventure and excitement for passengers when the captain turned HA 451 around to make it back to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. There were 201 passengers aboard. An indicator light in the cockpit indicated one of the three hydraulic systems might have an issue,... Read More
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Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

A Waymo self-driving vehicle moves through an intersection in Chandler Arizona. We’re building the world’s most experienced driver. This is the message on the Waymo website, but a Waymo safety driver appeared to fall asleep while behind the wheel causing an accident after he inadvertently turned off the driving software. “You still find an alert driver when taking a taxi in Hawaii. Taxi Drivers in Honolulu working for Charley’s Taxi are required... Read More