Letters for Sept. 30, 2015

Letters for Sept. 30, 2015

Take care of what we have

We need to take care of what we have, before looking around at somewhere else to go. Until man can live in harmony with himself and his environment on Earth, let’s not think about moving elsewhere to mess that up, too. Part of the message of our kanaka, is this: Love and take care of the beauty you have already. Aloha to all, and please take care of Kauai, our farmers, and our endangered Hawaiians.

Sherwood Conant

Kapaa

County spending too much on consultants

Enough is enough! It seems like every time I turn on Hoike and watch the County Council, they’re voting to pay another $50,000, $75,000, or more for yet another special consultant. This needs to stop. We have department heads and engineers already on the government payroll. Don’t they know what they’re doing? Maybe whoever is doing the hiring should be hiring smarter people.

Loyd Clayton

Hanapepe

Kauai will be respectful of Sachi

Regarding “Show respect for Sachi’s Bench” (TGI, Sept. 22).

I am always saddened to learn of an untimely death, especially that of a vibrant young lady. I read the referenced letter from Beatrice and can understand her distress and concern.

The purpose of my letter is to try and point out what Punohu (the Hawaiian warrior referred to in Beatrices’ letter) is doing at the Waimea Canyon Lookout.

I know Punohu for quite a few years. I conduct tours on Kauai and have met him many times at various locales around the island.

Punohu, a locally born and raised Hawaiian, is very respectful of his ancestry and enjoys educating visitors and locals alike about the unique culture here. I know for certain that my tour groups are amazed and captivated by his personal appearance and respectful manner. They come away with a perspective that they may not otherwise experience during their short stay here.

Punohu is a positive force for cultural and spiritual education.

A positive note: Now, that Beatrice has made all of us aware of Sachi’s Bench, perhaps Punohu will tell her story to all those who visit there. Sachi will be remembered with respect.

Bill Doherty

Kapaa

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