Guinea grasses out of control
Has anyone wondered why and how those Guinea grasses came here to Kauai, and why hasn’t anyone tried to eradicate them? They are all over the places and, really, it is taking over the island. You could see them at the roadsides, in the fields, the overlooks, the pastures, and everywhere else you could think of here on the islands. If nothing is done, it will really take over the whole island.
Believe me, it will be like the chickens and the cats, uncomfortable, if we don’t do anything about this Guinea grass now it will be hard to get rid of this thing. Again, am I wrong to bring this up? Heck no. It’s unsightly and ugly. They cover up everything. So where are these people that are supposed to remove them?
You think that the albizias, the octopus trees, the strawberry guava trees, the autograph trees, and the African tulip trees are evasive trees, compared to the Guinea grasses, those trees at least show some beauty.
With our new set of leaders we just put into offices, state and the counties, they should start working to get rid of those grasses. Do it now. It might not be too late. Bah, humbug!
Ray Domingo, Lihue
Challenges remain, time to wake up
There has been a long struggle to get all flag poles equal in height, yet in the recent cases of flags at half-staff, the American flag continues in error and is still being flown above the Hawaiian flag. Myself and thousands of others are continuing to make attempts to teach reality, and others still are wanting the ruse to continue.
It all resembles the County of Kauai’s council prearranged choices of chair and vice chair, putting two in these seats that should not be.
Then, COK old admin tries to slide an adopt-a-park nonprofit corporation kumu as stewards to aina, not a park, when this crown lands site has been “claimed” and is being worked by the true stewards of all aina. This activity does not fit the protocol of the changes taking place that will be worldwide knowledge of what has been the longest war on record.
On Feb. 17, the 126-year anniversary, Iolani Palace will be hosting another peaceful demonstration. We are not a tribe and thus, federal recognition cannot exist under the special circumstances that occupation has “noosed” us with.
Whether you are awake or sleeping, we will prevail.
Debra Kekaualua, Wailuanuiahoano