Wilcox receives five-star rating

LIHUʻE — Wilcox Medical Center has received an overall hospital quality star rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its 2021 star ratings update. Wilcox is one of only seven hospitals in Hawai‘i to achieve a 5-star rating, and is one of 455 hospitals out of 4,586 across the United States to receive five stars.

Wyndham unveils ‘stay bonus’

HONOLULU – Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership company, recently rolled out a revamped strategy to attract and retain associates in key departments Hawai’i in preparation for a busy summer travel season.

Bank of Hawaii Honors Juneteenth

HONOLULU — In light of President Biden signing legislation on Thursday, June 17 establishing Juneteenth, or June 19, as a new Federal holiday, Bank of Hawaii will be giving each of its employees a floating holiday.

Hawaii Gas to be acquired by Argo

HONOLULU — Hawaii Gas, the state’s only franchised gas utility and largest propane distribution business, will be acquired by Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP (“Argo”), an investor in utility infrastructure with a longstanding track record of sustainable investing.

Get ready for the showdown of the juggernauts

There is a huge fight looming on the horizon. I’m not just talking about Curtis “The Bull” Iaukea and Lord “Tally Ho” Blears versus Handsome Johnny Barend and the unforgettable Ripper Collins in “50th State Big Time Wresting” at the Civic Auditorium.

McDonald’s offering drive-up hiring Saturday

LIHU‘E — McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i, including two restaurants on Kaua‘i — Lihu‘e, and Waipouli — will join the statewide effort of the chain’s first-ever Drive-Up Hiring Day, Saturday.

Koloa Rum partners with the Las Vegas Raiders

KALAHEO — Named the “Official Ultra-Premium Rum of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Koloa Rum will bring their award-winning rums to the global event’s destination, augmenting the stadium spectator experience.

ASB contributes $360,000 to local nonprofits

American Savings Bank (ASB) teammates pulled together and paddled hard during its 2021 Kahiau Giving Campaign to donate a total of $360,708, which will support local community organizations during a time when they need it most.

BETTER BUSINESS: Ransomware attacks are rising

Earlier this month, Eastern European hackers launched an attack on Colonial Pipeline, shutting down the largest pipeline system for refined oil products. The company ultimately paid nearly $5 million in ransom to retrieve 100 gigabytes of data that was being held hostage.

Kauai Coffee earns triple certification

KALAHEO — Kaua‘i Coffee Company can now update its packaging materials with three notable certifications — Fair Trade Certified, Rainforest Alliance Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.

A government of (suspended) laws, not men

John Adams, later to become the second President of the United States, enshrined the concept of “a government of laws, not of men,” in the Massachusetts state constitution of 1780. Those words were supposed to convey a fundamental idea: Government should be based on clearly written laws, and not on the unpredictable will of one or even a few people.