Hawaiian Airlines reports on company activities

LIHUE — Hawaiian Airlines Chief Financial Officer Peter Ingram didn’t have much to say about Southwest Airlines stepping into Hawaii airspace during his annual talk at the Thursday Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Don’t let them double up on us just yet

Following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2018 (South Dakota v. Wayfair), many States, including ours, enacted “economic nexus” legislation, which means that we consider any business that transacts $100,000 or more in Hawaii sales or 200 or more Hawaii transactions to be subject to Hawaii tax laws, and we require such a business to comply with the law by registering and paying tax.

Credential stuffing affects many types of online accounts

Admit it. Most of us are guilty of using the same username and password on multiple accounts – it’s just so much easier to remember. But here’s the thing, that one simple short cut puts you at a much higher risk of getting hacked than ever before through a new method called “credential stuffing.”

Lodging employees honored

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s tourism industry came together Thursday to honor the best and brightest employees in a variety of categories.

Servco gives nearly $400K

HONOLULU — Servco Pacific Inc. raised nearly $400,000 for Aloha United Way during its annual Servco United Campaign through employee e-pledges, fundraisers, and a special program by the Servco Foundation that donated $100 for each team member that pledged.

What really is a minimum wage?

Happy New Year! It’s now 2020 and talk already has begun about raising our minimum wage. $10.10 an hour is not a living wage, some say, so we should be hoisting our minimum wage to say $15 or $17, which some say is the minimum required to make ends meet here in Hawaii assuming you are working 40 hours a week.

New manager at Waimea Plantation Cottages

WAIMEA — Waimea Plantation Cottages, a 43-acre oceanfront property with 61-authentic plantation cottages that is operated by Coast Hotels, announces the appointment of Janice Ishihara as its new senior manager of sales and marketing.

Housing on LBA agenda

LIHUE — Kauai housing, issues and answers, is the subject of the Lihue Business Association’s meeting 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Duke’s Canoe Club on Kalapaki Beach.

Cooling the Schools: The Reality

It wasn’t long ago that, in response to numerous complaints of students sweltering in their classrooms, Gov. Ige proclaimed that he would commit $100 million to cool 1,000 classrooms.

Red Flags at Office of Hawaiian Affairs

A recent, eagerly awaited independent financial review of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has been in the news lately. The review, conducted by the California-based accounting firm CliftonLarsenAllen (“CLA”), made several observations and recommendations, including the flagging of 32 transactions, representing $7.8 million, as potentially fraudulent, wasteful, or abusive.

Enterprise ‘invests’ in community

LIHUE — Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck said every contribution to the Kauai Police Activities League is directed toward providing keiki with positive after school opportunities that they might not otherwise have.

Christmas at Chicken in a Barrel

KAPAA — Stop by Chicken in a Barrel in Kapaa for free holiday eats today as the restaurant continues its annual tradition of feeding the community on Dec. 25.

‘I thank God for the tires’

LIHUE — Stanley Henos was so excited about the four new tires for his truck, he was among the line of people Monday morning at Tire Warehouse.