BBB: Study reveals cryptocurrency scams are on the rise

There’s a lot of buzz around cryptocurrency. The mystery, the thrill, the hype, and maybe above all, the confusion. While many of us have heard of cryptocurrency, many are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of this digital form of currency. It’s unregulated, untraceable and untouchable - it only exists as lines of computer code.

TAX MAN: Once upon a rebate

Once upon a time there was a Governor Dorothy of Hawaii who looked out over her domain and said, “Gee, we’ve got lots of money this year! The economy has come roaring back so we’ve got a big chunk of tax revenue, and we also have a bunch of Federal aid funds.”

TAX MAN: Auditor Persecution Continues

Hi there! This is the Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie. Today I’m playing a real person who testified before the House Special Investigative Committee. The Committee was supposed to be looking into problems at the Department of Land and Natural Resources because of a less-than-glowing report by the State Auditor. But guess who got slammed by the Committee just as much, if not more? The Auditor.

Timing perfect for Lihu‘e Dental food delivery

NAWILIWILI — When the Lihu‘e Dental group showed up with the results of its in-house food drive, the timing could not have been planned better, Kawai Gampon, the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Programs manager, said.

Sheraton Coconut Beach lu‘au on this week

Cold northerly winds and the possibility of rain hung in the air during the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter pau hana event at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort last week.

Mask mandate lifts on Hawai‘i

LIHU‘E — Most Kaua‘i businesses polled by The Garden Island haven’t established private indoor mask mandates, after state requirements ended at 11:59 p.m. Friday.

BBB: A content marketing strategy establishes trust, credibility

A dynamic website that offers relatable, useful content for visitors can make your small business shine. In fact, offering unique content that gives users insight to enhance their lives and invites new customers to experience your brand can give your small business the leverage it needs to compete against big-box stores.