HONOLULU — In an effort to support the volcano recovery effort on Hawaii island, Hilton Grand Vacations has donated $25,000 to the Hawaii Island Volcano Recovery Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation. To date, the fund has raised over $750,000 to support Hawaii Island communities affected by the Kilauea volcano eruption.
In this space, I often have unflattering things to say about tax credits. Every year, legislators propose tax credits for some little-noticed niche in an industry. Sometimes the credit is well thought through, and sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes the desired effect can be accomplished more cheaply and simply, and sometimes the justification for the credit is sketchy at best.
The state of Hawaii recently issued its first licenses to farmers wanting to grow industrial hemp and, for one Kauai farmer, that was good news.
Sunshine is better paired with sand and sea than plastic, according to a study published recently by the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.