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Nonprofit given 1,600 acres on Moloka’i

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April 15, 2008

Honolulu Advertiser. April 15, 2008.  A nonprofit group has signed an agreement to acquire 1,600 acres of rugged Moloka’i coastal property from the parent of Molokai Ranch at no cost. The binding deal between Molokai Properties Ltd. and the 2-year-old Molokai Land Trust is subject to legal formalities, but is expected to result in...
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Molokai Ranch’s fate determined by billionaire

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March 26, 2008

Ranch’s fate determined by billionaire Advertiser Final, RICK DAYSOG, March 26, 2008. The ultimate decision to shut down Molokai Ranch and lay off more than 120 workers rested with a billionaire investor, who’s listed as one of the richest men in Malaysia. With a net worth of about $2.9 billion, Quek Leng Chan oversees...
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Molokai Ranch to close, lay o 120

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March 25, 2008

Molokai Ranch to close, lay off 120. Advertiser Final, Andrew Gomes. March 25, 2008.  Molokai Ranch’s decision yesterday to shut down and lay off its roughly 120 employees apparently aborts a controversial residential development plan for the rural island, but also promises to shock employment and tourism on the Friendly Isle, where the company...
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Princess Ka’iulani film outrages some Hawaiians

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March 20, 2008

Princess Ka’iulani film outrages some Hawaiians Advertiser Final, MIKE GORDON, March 20, 2008.  A movie about Princess Ka’iulani currently filming on O’ahu has angered a small group of Hawaiians who say filmmakers are distorting the story of a beloved ali’i. High on their list of complaints was the movie’s proposed title – “Barbarian Princess”...
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March 13, Statehood Commission Meeting

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March 14, 2008

When Trustee Cataluna speaks, why does the sky open and what is that vast ear that appears? Just after the Call to Order, at which time Kippen de Alba Chu asks if there are any comments to be made from the peanut gallery– which is usually the time I stand up and bring to...
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Hawaii prepares for 50th anniversary

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March 11, 2008

from KPUA Hawaii prepares for 50th anniversary By Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) _ When Hawaii celebrates the 50th anniversary of statehood next year, organizers envision a grand Waikiki parade and other events celebrating a half-century of cultural integration and economic growth. No events are final, but planners have been meeting since November to decide...
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Funding

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February 20, 2008

From an internal memo between Leslie Goo, Budget Analyst-House Finance Committee and Lenny Klompus the Statehood Commission vice-chair. A couple quick questions about the $500,000 you request: 1.How was the source of funding determined? FYI- Funds requested based on a $1.2 million dollar budget, $600K ($100 approved last year), and would constitute matching funds....
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Hawaii court bars state from selling ceded land

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February 1, 2008

By Dan Nakaso Advertiser Staff Writer The state cannot sell or transfer the 1.8 million acres of former Hawaiian monarchy lands, known as ceded lands, until the claims of Native Hawaiians to the property have been resolved, the Hawai’i Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The Supreme Court ruling was a victory for the Office of...
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HB 2909

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January 22, 2008

Jan 22, 2008 HB 2909 Although it doesn’t mention the funds appropriated to fulfill a statehood commission, but an article in the Advertiser said $250,000 would be appropriated to put together a commission. http://capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus2.asp?billno=HB2909
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January Statehood Commission Meeting

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January 20, 2008

These are the members of the Statehood Commission Vivian Aiona Muriel Anderson- Hawaii Tourism Authority George S. Applegate- Hawaii Islands Visitors Bureau Elias T. Beniga Judge James S. Burns (ret.) Donald Cataluna- OHA Trustee Kippen de Alba Chu- Director of Iolani Palace Daniel Chun- State Tourism Liason Office Walter Dods Jr. Denise M. Hayashi...
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50 years of statehood, but who’s counting?

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November 22, 2007

VOLCANIC ASH 50 years of statehood, but who’s counting? Nov. 21, 2007 By David Shapiro Plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hawai’i’s statehood on Aug. 21, 2009, are off to a decidedly low-key start. With little fanfare, Gov. Linda Lingle last week convened the first meeting of a 25-member statehood commission created by...
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Keanu Sai Presentation

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September 3, 2007

Sept. 2, 2007 10:30 am and 1:30 pm Kana`ina Building `Iolani Palace Grounds Honolulu, Hawai`i The re-enactment will be preceded by a presentation by David Keanu Sai, who will provide a context for understanding why the signatures were being gathered by the Hui Aloha `Aina o na Wahine and the Hui Aloha `Aina o...
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