Letters for Friday, November 12, 2021

TGI experiencing delivery issues

Aloha, The Garden Island is currently experiencing service disruptions in Wailua Homesteads, Hanama‘ulu, Lihu‘e, Puhi and Koloa Town. Should your TGI not be delivered, please feel free to stop by The Garden Island Newspaper office on weekdays between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3-3137 Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e to pick up your missing paper. We apologize for these issues and delays.

We currently have several openings on our staff, including for a reporter, an advertising executive and within our circulation department. Interested candidates can find our listings on Indeed or in TGI’s classified section.

Sabrina Bodon, Editor, Anahola

Contra-flow cancellations need better communication

You would think that with electronic message signs on our highways, the DOT could change it to indicate that the southbound contra-flow lane would not be in operation on Nov. 10.

Depending on one radio station to get the message out is short-sighted — not everyone listens to KQNG in the morning.

You would think.

Robert Gillchrest, Kapa‘a

7 Comments
  1. Zchechuan November 12, 2021 12:23 am Reply

    Can people actually apply for a reporter job at The Garden Island newspaper? Wow. There may be a problem. If a person is from Kaua’i and for a long time, he or she may know people already. This may cloud their better judgement about a story.

    Not if he or she has a degree in Journalism or don’t care what the public may think about the story. Just as long he or she has interested readers, this will definitely make a career journalist.

    Great. I see how this reporting works. Thanks!


    1. Reality Bites November 13, 2021 5:40 am Reply

      You just realized the incestuous hiring practices on Kauai??????

      “Born and Raised” is the first bullet on resumes an this island.

      On Kauai, it is not about hiring the best, brightest, most qualified, most experienced person…..rather hiring a local, born and raised. The local government phone tree looks like something from ancestry.com.

      And we wonder why it will take 7 years to build a bridge over a creek in Hanapepe.


      1. Zchechuan November 13, 2021 3:36 pm Reply

        I can see how reporting on Kaua’i can be tough. If you report Hanapepe bridge, you’ll need to give credit to where credit is due. Like who built it? Or what was the name of the engineering company? Or where did the funds come from?

        If you’re a good reporter, you’ll probably get the correct company name. But like anything else, they will mention some loser politician who determines to be a right wing all the way. Chinese. Traditional. Of which the Chinese could do that in 1 months time.

        That’s the thing. If you’re a reporter, think how many audience you’ll gain by giving the project to a failure like Bernard P. Carvalho jr. and asking the public to believe that he signed for it and the project went through because of him. It all boils down to good journalism. If they have it, they’ll turns some heads in the community.


  2. Zchechuan November 12, 2021 12:30 am Reply

    Thanks Sabrina. And I’m still from Massachusetts. And writing from Massachusetts. It’s for fun.


  3. Kauaidoug November 12, 2021 8:59 am Reply

    I let DOT know how I felt stuck for am hour and a half between KCC and the Humane Society. I called the Mayor’s office and left a message. Stupid to stop traffic for the entire morning. Dot get a tree trimmer that works faster. Rediculous and I list 100$ from traffic on that day.


  4. Doug November 12, 2021 9:07 am Reply

    The contraflow announcement was also in this paper Wednesday morning; the positive covid test was discovered on Tuesday and the announcement was in the paper on Wednesday. Pretty fast reporting in my book, I knew as soon as I got up on Wednesday that there would be no contraflow and why.


  5. Wethepeople November 20, 2021 9:34 am Reply

    Does anyone remember when “free” speech meant something special? When it was protected by the media, and they made sure that all sides, regardless of the subject matter, could equally be represented? Do you remember when, minus foul language and crass sexual content, everyone could freely represent their views? What a wonderful world it was! Has the agenda driven media’s hijacking of “free” speech, and their “cherry picking” of article comments become an incurable cancer? It will, if it hasn’t already! I for one haven’t made up my mind about taking the “vaccine”. For me there are too many unanswered questions I still need the answer to, and that the media hasn’t given us any information on: like why did the vaccine inventors, manufacturers, and shippers, for the first time in the history of any vaccine, refuse to accept any liability if there are horrible consequences that pop up in the future? Why?

    The one thing there is no question about is that the killing of open, and equally represented, “free” speech by social and main stream media is far worse for humanity than Covid 19, Global Warming, Racism, and Gender opinions combined! All of us are being forced to stand on a very slippery slope!


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