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Maui wants visitors to volunteer for a second COVID-19 arrival test

Maui Mayor Mike Victorino this afternoon was a no show at his own press conference. So it stands that visitors from the US mainland will be allowed to travel to Maui with just a pre-departure COVID-19 test. Many expected Mayor Victorino to insist on a second test after arrival, as also suggested by the Mayor from Kauai country and supported by Honolulu Mayor Caldwell. Mayor Harry Kim from the Island of... Read More
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Governor approves Mayor Caldwell emergency order

Mayor Kirk Caldwell tonight announced that Governor David Ige has approved the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-27 ending the Second Stay at Home / Work from Home Order, as well as approving the first tier of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework. The final executed documents are posted on Honolulu.gov. Starting on Thursday, September 24, the City will operate under this new Recovery Framework. The City will start in... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Association and Honolulu Mayor Caldwell support for World Tourism Day

Ever since the virus started destroying the travel and tourism industry, it also destroyed the communication network for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Instead of going into overdrive to communicate, HTA selected to turn off phones, let voicemails go full, and delete emails unanswered. Tourism is supposed to be re-opening on October 15, but the Hawaii Tourism Authority remains unreachable to visitors, to media, and to the citizens of this island... Read More
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Second Deputy Sherriff assigned to Lt. Governor is COVID-19 positive

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety (PSD) was notified that a second deputy sheriff from the Executive Protection Section assigned to the Lieutenant Governor’s detail reported a positive test result. The deputy last worked on 9/10/20. On Friday, PSD reported the first positive test result for a deputy on the protective detail.  Lt.Governor Ige and one of his staff was already diagnosed with COVID-19 and are currently in isolation. PSD staff working... Read More
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Lt Governor Green is COVID-19 positive

After it was earlier reported a staff member for Lt. Governor Green was tested positive for COVID-19, the Lt. Governor received a positive result. The Lt. Governor has been instrumental in the States' response to the virus and is an emergency doctor by profession. Just yesterday he criticized Honolulu Mayor Caldwell for setting restrictions during the extended "Stay Home Order" too strict. Green received his results tonight and is isolating in... Read More
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City and County of Honolulu holds virtual remembrance ceremony to mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

 In lieu of traditional ceremonies, the City and County of Honolulu held a virtual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Hosted by Executive Director Misty Kelaʻi of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, the video will be posted online and on City and County social media accounts. The video features the directors of first responder and emergency management departments presenting lei to the “Eternal Flame” monument fronting Honolulu Hale. Those directors include Chief Manuel... Read More
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HCCC set on fire by inmates: Situation under control

The Hawaii Community Correctional Center has reported unrest that began at 3:45 p.m., involving inmates in the  A-wing of the Wainuenue housing module.  This is reported by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety. Inmates have set a fire and barricaded doors.  Hawaii Fire Department is on the scene along with Hawaii Police and State Sheriffs who were called to assist.   Emergency response teams made up of correctional officers, with the assistance... Read More
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Lockdown extended on Oahu until September 24

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell in cooperation with Governor Ige extended the stay at home order until September 24 with one exception.With new infections going down on Oahu, the stay at home order seems to be working. Numbers are still high compared to what it was before the last reopening. Parks and beaches will reopen for single activities, not group activities. It means even families will be forced to split such activities on... Read More
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Mayor Caldwell wants everyone to get tested

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell told eTurboNews today that now is the time for everyone to get tested. Surge testing is not based on indicators on how someone feels, , but an attempt to understand where the virus is spreading . Just five days into the COVID-19 program for 60,000 tests to be conducted in Honolulu and paid for by the US Government, the surge testing program on Oahu failed for about 1,000... Read More
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Record after record in COVID-19 in Hawaii

Today Hawaii recorded an additional 310 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more fatalities The increase in numbers brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in the State of Hawaii to 8,139 with 62 deaths. This number is well in the red line for an unsustainable increase of more than 10%With the lockdown in place, it must be expected new infection rates to go down within the next two weeks. The reopening... Read More
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Next HTA President & CEO elected

The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Board of Directors today unanimously voted in favor of making an offer to John De Fries to become HTA’s new president and CEO. Born and raised in Waikiki, De Fries has more than 40 years of professional experience in the tourism and resort development industries. His visitor industry experience includes serving as executive director of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. He is also president and principal advisor for... Read More
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Stay at Home Order for Oahu

Today, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued a Stay at Home, Work from Home order starting midnight Thursday. Today, Hawaii has 215 new cases of coronavirus. He agreed with Governor Ige that more has to be done. The order will be set for 2 weeks. It's about saving lives. A 160-room hotel will be made available to house residents that were in contact with infected people. This is to help communities to... Read More
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COVID-19: Hawaii is in trouble!

The Hawaii Department of Health released the new infection and fatality numbers for COVID-19 in the State. Today there are 284 new coronavirus cases and one new death. In total Hawaii now had 47 dead and 6,356 bringing the statewide totals to 47 fatalities and 6,356 infections since the start of the pandemic. Germany today raised the highest alarm with a record 2000 new cases in this country of 88 million. Converted the... Read More
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Travel Bubbles Kauai Style to Restart Visitor Industry

Let's travel to Kauai, forget the 14-day mandatory quarantine now in effect until at least October 1. This is the wish Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami voiced at today's Governor's press conference. He explained the details about how guests could be required to stay in one resort without leaving the property for 2 weeks. How this would work is being discussed. Also at the press conference, Hawaii Governor Ige extended... Read More
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No Social Gatherings Order issued for Oahu

Act Now Honolulu is the order by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today. Caldwell announced that Governor David Ige has approved the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-24, prohibiting social gatherings on O‘ahu. This Order is effective on Thursday, August 20, and will continue through Wednesday, September 16. The Emergency Order prohibits indoor and outdoor social gatherings of any type and any number of people. For the purposes of this Order a “social gathering” is... Read More