Letters for June 9, 2015

Letters for June 9, 2015

Pier attack doesn’t reflect real Kauai

Recently teacher/chaperone Mr. Tim Corcoran along with a few fellow teachers brought 22 eighth-grade students to explore, learn and love Kauai. Something never heard of these days, no cell phones were allowed on the trip. What a great way to bond and have face-to-face conversation and enjoy everything beautiful Kauai has to offer. What a spectacular view from Hanalei Pier. The ocean, mountains, waterfalls and, of course, the sunset.

Here’s where I need your help. There’s an exchange of words and an “unidentified man” punches an eighth-grade boy, then calls out three young girls to get out of the van, punches teachers, and even spits on a woman who instinctively is trying to protect the kids. Wow, braddah you the man! Really kids … none of your gang of 20-plus had no heart or brains to call it off. You will get caught, embarrassed, and hopefully prosecuted. Hope this never happens to any of Kauai’s youth, teachers and parents who travel abroad.

The good news for you Mr. “Big Chest,” there were no cell phones. The police would have been there sooner, your parents , family and friends would be so disappointed and you would have to tell us what upset you during the conversation with an eighth-grader? The good news for us, this could have easily gone viral and you really would be “Da Man.” You and your friends should enlist in the Armed Forces and fight the real enemy!

To Mr. Tim Corcoran, your fellow teachers, and especially the students, we the tens of thousands of fellow Kauaians and residents of the state of Hawaii join Mayor Carvalho with our deepest apologies and heart felt aloha.

Dickie Chang

Puhi

Not late, but alive and well

On behalf of the King’s Parade and Celebration Committee we would like to let everyone know that Tutu Ruby Kawaiulailiahi Pia Cummings is alive and well as she always has been. A source of knowledge and support to so many on our island home and brought to the forefront this Saturday in the presence of her grandson, Russ Michael Keali’i Mahuiki-Cummings, as he takes on the responsibility of representing King Kamehameha, the unifier of the islands.

Major apologies from the PR and advertising chair for not catching this mistake.

E Kala Mai!

Nalani K. Kaauwai Brun

PR and Advertising Chair

People must know where to go

Three very important issues that I am highly concerned about is our public school processes/accountability and our resources. The third and most important to me is the safety and well-being of our people.

This being the year where more than normal hurricane activity is expected, I need to ask one thing. Where do we go to hold up in during the storm? With horror stories of governmental squander, where can we the people who feed the government through taxation and over taxation go to that meets the standards?

Any of our political leaders want to chime in?

Dominic Acain

Kekaha

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