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Da Shadow: Liquor violations, road ponding

Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now better known as Da Shadow, since 2004 has been meeting with government representatives about problems he has discovered or that have been reported to him, and reporting the county’s responses.


How many liquor violations were issued by the Department of Liquor Control to local establishments in the last three years?

The Kauai Department of Liquor Control issued 30 violations in Fiscal Year 2014-15; 27 violations issued in Fiscal Year 2015-16; and 37 violations issued in Fiscal Year 2016-17.


What can be done to improve the drainage problem on Kaloloku Road in Kapaa as it often floods during heavy rains?

The county is aware of ponding that occurs in this area during heavy rain events and we are working toward potential solutions to improve drainage.


Jerome Freitas can be reached at or 635-3528. Visit his website at

  1. rk669 February 18, 2018 8:22 am Reply

    Water Ponding on Roads? Remove and Replace the County Engineer! These types of issues are the result of Poor Engineering ,no other Excuse for it! Removing Nepotism and Affirmative Action is the first line of Defense! If employees don’t know their Job,they haven’t any place in their prospective Department! Hillbillies?

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