Waipouli developer defaults again

The company behind a timeshare development in Kapaa which recently defaulted on a $10 million loan to finance the project is now being sued by a public relations firm for nearly $75,000 in unpaid monthly fees.

Recycler on the move

After 38 years in Nawiliwili Harbor, Reynold’s Recycling Inc. will be relocating to the Kauai Resource Center on Ahukini Road.

Timeshare developer defaults on loan

The corporation that owns 21 acres adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa has defaulted on a loan it took out two years ago to finance the construction of a 330-unit timeshare development called the Coconut Beach Resort, according to loan foreclosure documents filed in Fifth Circuit Court earlier this month.

Good reason to ‘Gather’

When Phil Fudge arrived late for the grand re-opening celebration of Gather Federal Credit Union’s Kapaa office on Saturday morning, he received a standing ovation.

Trio re-elected to KIUC board

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s incumbent directors Calvin Murashige, Jan TenBruggencate and Peter Yukimura have been re-elected to the KIUC board. These three directors will each serve three-year terms ending March 2022.

State jobless rate steady

The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations recently announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 2.7 percent, the same as in January.

Post those tax returns, darn it!

One of the more debate-worthy bills at our Legislature (Senate Bill 94) involves requiring candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their tax returns on the Internet.

Visitors pledge to travel responsibly

Holo Holo Charters, a 20-year-old, locally owned boat-tour company, has created a “Pono Pledge,” and is encouraging passengers to complete it before they actually set sail on their Kauai ocean adventure.

Blank the amount, defect the date

If you’re following bills as they move through our legislature, there are a couple of practices that we need you to know about. Often, committee chairs will refer to one or both of these practices when they move bills forward.

Hawaiian adds flight to San Francisco

Hawaiian Airlines, the leading carrier for service between the Bay Area and Hawai‘i, is adding a third daily flight between San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands in October using new Airbus A321neo aircraft.

KGEFCU to add a branch in Kilauea

Monica Belz stood before a packed crowd Saturday at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and announced that the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union will be opening a new branch in Kilauea later this year.

Competition in the skies

Kauai is still waiting for Southwest Airlines to announce flights into Lihue Airport, and airline representatives say that will happen soon.

Hawaiian Air workers share $31M

Hawaiian Airlines recently rewarded more than 7,100 employees $31 million in profit-sharing and bonus payments in recognition of their exceptional performance in 2018. The amount represents more than 11 percent of Hawaiian’s adjusted net income of $274.8 million last year.

Big Island pot dispensary OK’d

The state Department of Health has issued a formal notice to proceed to Lau Ola LLC, dba Big Island Grown Dispensaries, for its second licensed medical cannabis dispensary retail center, after passing its final onsite inspection. The company’s second retail center is located at 64-1040 Mamalahoa Highway in Kamuela.

Shioi Construction takes on new hiires

Shioi Construction Inc. and its drywall and plaster division, Creative Partition Systems, announced four new hires: Kaulupono “Pono” Perez, project engineer; Cheryl Ribao, payroll administrator; Alicia Vea, safety coordinator; and Nicole Leyendeckers, CPS project assistant.