Visitors can be a blessing
This a response to the letter dated Feb. 22 and written by Janos Keoni Samu in The Garden Island: “Too many tourists — a blessing or a curse?”
Well, for those who find the little need and excuses not to work, but would find all the negativities about our visitors coming to the Hawaiian Islands, then this is a curse. But for those who find it a great thing for our tourists to come here and to enjoy the beauty and the aloha spirits with our open hands, this is a blessing.
It has opened a lot of doors for a lot of people, and it has indeed given us the opportunity to survive when we lost the sugar and pineapple industries. Visitors, WELCOME TO OUR ISLANDS!
My assessment to all of this is that it is the greatest, the very best, and the ultimate.
Where is the beef? And really, what’s and where’s the issue?
Ray Domingo, Hanamaulu
Things that make you go ‘Hmmm’
Ms. Estes, I don’t know you personally. So I am not aware of any affiliation and/or connection you have to our island other then simply residing here. So I’ll go ahead and give you the answer to your County of Kauai inquiry.
You ready? Wait for it … wait for it … here it is.
This not only applies to the dilemma you speak of. It also applies to why we have motorists driving around with no license plates, expired registrations and vehicle inspections, no headlights on during the hours of darkness, no turn signals, illegal tint, you name it, the list goes on and on. You do, however, bring up a valid point in your letter in that. The moral character and integrity of two candidates (Mayor Carvalho and Lenny Rapozo) come into question, due to their direct involvement in this debacle. Things that make you go “Hmmm.”
Needless to say that other, more deserving candidates will be receiving my vote.
Ka‘aona Kipuka, Lawai