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Security guard sent to protect Coco Palms declines to do so

When Stephan Bell, four other men and their field supervisor reported for work at Blue Knight Services, the security guard firm they work for in Lihue, on Thursday, they were instructed to go to the site of the former Coco Palms Resort and work to remove squatters.

Last-minute ‘2nd city’ plans alarming

It’s an innocuous, two-word term on page 10 of the current draft version of Kauai County’s general plan update. “Provisional area.” More on what it is supposed to mean later. It has roused the (unsuccessful) opposition of County Council Chair Mel Rapozo and attracted the critical attention of Councilmember JoAnn Yukimura.

Coco Palms at defining moment

In the climax of the trial of the Native Hawaiians who have occupied the grounds of the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua — especially when Judge Michael Soong gave the group until 6 p.m. Sunday to leave or be removed — many in the gallery did not notice a tall man sitting in the corner of the very back row.

Report: Occupants have no claim

The two leaders of a mainly Native Hawaiian group occupying the former Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua apparently have no ownership rights to the property, according to papers obtained by The Garden Island, despite their contentions in the civil ejectment case against them in state District Court in Lihue.

Defendants face rough road with self-representation

The ejectment (translation: “eviction”) trial involving the two leaders of a group of mainly Native Hawaiians who have occupied the grounds of the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua meandered through its third full day Friday.

Coco Palms trial proves puzzling

Like many incidents in courtrooms where a situation erupts suddenly into a physical struggle, an interruption at Friday’s session of the trial to decide whether Native Hawaiians who have occupied the Coco Palms Resort property in Wailua should be thrown off the land arose suddenly.

Cesspools are poisoning our island

The Hawaii Department of Health did the right thing last week when it rescinded $467,000 in federal grant money that would have upgraded as many as 75 Hanalei cesspools to far more effective backyard treatment plants.

Limiting​ ​resort​ ​growth​ ​will​ ​address tourism issue

Allan​ ​Parachini’s​ ​recent​ ​reporting​ ​about​ ​the​ ​overabundance​ ​of​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​cars​ ​at​ ​Haena​ ​State Park​ ​has​ ​sparked​ ​a​ ​passionate​ ​discussion​ ​about​ ​too​ ​many​ ​visitors​ ​on​ ​Kauai.​

Coco Palms doubts rising

The partially demolished, disemboweled skeleton of the Coco Palms Resort sits just mauka of Kuhio Highway in Wailua, seemingly still frozen in death after being killed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.