“Hawai’i visitor numbers reach 90% pre-pandemic levels.”
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Hawai‘i visitor numbers reach 90% pre-pandemic levels
New numbers from the Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism reveal December’s monthly visitor count reached 91.5% passenger recovery from the same time in 2019.
Maui firefighter sucked into storm drain remains in critical condition
A Maui firefighter who was sucked into a storm drain and swept out to sea remains in critical condition, Maui County said Monday. Tre Evans-Dumaran, 24, is in the ICU at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
UH Community Colleges provide free vocational training for in-demand jobs
A new program led by the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges will provide free courses to eligible kamaʻāina with anticipate entering high-demand jobs in healthcare, tech, clean energy and more. Good Jobs Hawaiʻi is a $35 million initiative to provide up to 3,000 residents with the skills they need to fill the gaps of unemployment in some of the state’s more highly desired positions.
Larry Rivera, legendary Kaua‘i entertainer known as ‘Mr. Coco Palms,’ dies at 92
Rivera had a very notable life in the entertainment industry having started his career in the 50s. He performed for over 50 years at the fame Coco Palms hotel, worked alongside Elvis in Blue Hawaii, and shared the stage with Don Ho and Patti Page.
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On the islands of O‘ahu and Hawai‘i, over 300 retail businesses are operating within Kamehameha Schools-owned and managed properties. Every tenant offers unique brands and products, which play a significant role in shaping those neighborhoods, as it directly influences the experiences of kama‘āina and visitors …read more.
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