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Waikiki Tea: First and only location to offer variety of Lady M New York cakes

Hawaii's much-anticipated boutique tea and cake café has arrived! Waikiki Tea officially opened its doors in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 28, 2019. Conveniently located in Waikiki at 234 Beach Walk, Waikiki Tea is the perfect café and shopping stop for tea, cakes, and omiyage. Waikiki Tea is the first and only location to offer a variety of Lady M New York cakes. Lady M cakes are offered by the slice or... Read More
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The Modern Honolulu hotel slapped with federal charges for worker lay off

The Modern Honolulu recently notified 78 workers—nearly 30% of the workers at the hotel—that they will be laid off within the next 30 days. Federal charges assert that The Modern violated employees’ federal labor law rights and refused to bargain in good faith with the union. UNITE HERE Local 5 filed federal unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today against The Modern Honolulu, which is owned... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village: About to strike

The strike authorization comes after weeks of negotiations with Hilton for a contract covering 1,700 Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers. Workers complain that the company is not yet addressing key issues specific to the hotel. Desiree Hee, a member from Hilton Hawaiian Village Accounting department voted yes to strike: “I voted yes because I’m tired of technology and automation combining our jobs—meaning one person doing more than one type of work.... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village workers to vote on possible strike tomorrow

UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers will vote Friday on whether to authorize a strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village — world’s largest Hilton, and the largest hotel in Hawaii — covering roughly 2,000 workers. UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers including housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food & beverage servers, and more, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest hotel and one of the most profitable Hilton properties... Read More
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The most important person in Hawaii

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not employed in that industry, it remains everyone’s business. The state agency in charge of tourism is the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), and since January 1 of this year, Chris Tatum has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer and President of... Read More
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Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between people and sharks. It’s especially true in regions where tourism is big business. In Hawaii, children are always taught two things about the ocean and sharks.Today a 65-year-old visitor vacationing on the Island of Hawaii was bitten on her right inner upper thigh by a shark.  The bite mark was approximately 12... Read More
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Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between people and sharks. It’s especially true in regions where tourism is big business. In Hawaii, children are always taught two things about the ocean and sharks.Today a 65-year-old visitor vacationing on the Island of Hawaii was bitten on her right inner upper thigh by a shark.  The bite mark was approximately 12... Read More
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Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John XXII, in 1320. It was written in Latin, and essentially decreed Scots will choose their own king, and furthermore, Scotsmen rejected the propaganda that God desired the English kings to victimize and abuse them.  Among the signatories of this papal protest... Read More
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Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

Photo courtesy of Matt Satterlee from Oahu Photo Booths, Inc. Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John XXII, in 1320. It was written in Latin, and essentially decreed Scots will choose their own king, and furthermore, Scotsmen rejected the propaganda that God desired the English kings to victimize... Read More
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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