With 2018 but a week old, we can still consider it fresh and new, even as our calendars begin to fill up with future deadlines and appointments, and leisure time plans. Old Man Time peers back over his shoulder along with the stork, and along comes the tortoise of time, moving inexorably — steadily, relentlessly.
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.
We suffered 10 ocean drownings. There was also a swimming pool drowning and a river drowning. Our Ocean Safety Bureau administrators spend considerable time reviewing these on a case-by-case basis, to determine if there are lessons to be learned, trends to be addressed.
The full-year visitor statistics for 2017 — and the economic impact statewide — will be released at the end of this month.
What has caused chaos and puzzlement in the Coco Palms trial is a failure of one of the parties to understand proper legal procedure and a court’s jurisdiction. Land is unique and a right to possession often requires a quick legal method to determine possession of it.
The good news is that if you work for Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Central Pacific Bank or American Savings Bank you have a $1,000 bonus coming and possibly a pay raise to $15 per hour coming your way very soon.
The young Norfolk pine tree in its black plastic tub seemed to be awaiting me in the entry of a local shop about five years ago. This would be no Charlie Brown tree, with its perfect shape — almost as perfectly layered even at its 4-foot stage as a kid’s representational drawing of a standard Christmas tree.