Hawai‘i’s Return to Tourism: Just How Realistic is the Plan?

The Big Island's tourism industry expected to hear news from Gov. David Ige last week that the state had a plan to reopen to tourism by mid-October. Expectations as to how effective that plan may prove to be are harder to define. 
September 22, 2020 · 0 Comments

Hawaiian Ethos to Launch Hilo Location This Week

Patients living on the windward side of the Big Island and in need of medical cannabis will have more options beginning this weekend. 
September 21, 2020 · 0 Comments

Hawai‘i Hotels Continue to Struggle in August

Many properties closed or reduced operations starting in April 2020.
September 20, 2020 · 0 Comments

Out-of-State Travel Quarantine Likely to be Extended

Out-of-state travelers will likely remain subject to quarantine restrictions beyond Oct. 1. 
September 14, 2020 · 0 Comments

Holomua Hawaiʻi to Distribute Millions to Big Island Businesses, Nonprofits

Holomua Hawaiʻi is a reimbursement grant program for costs incurred from business interruption due to the COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation on March 23, 2020, for the time period when the applicant was impacted.
September 04, 2020 · 0 Comments

Island Naturals Heading to Kona Commons

The new store is anticipated in the summer of 2021 and will be open every day.
September 02, 2020 · 0 Comments

Korner Pocket Issued Red Placard for COVID-19 Violations

The Korner Pocket Bar and Grill, a Kealakekua restaurant on Hawai‘i Island, became the first Big Island business to be issued a red placard by the Department of Health's Food Safety Branch for COVID-19 violations.
August 28, 2020 · 0 Comments

Koholā Brewery Revived, Sets Plans to Reopen on Maui

A developer from the Big Island and a West Maui resident teamed up to inject enough capital to address past debts, restart operations, and create a cash reserve to last through the pandemic.
August 26, 2020 · 0 Comments

HPM, Miyake Announce Merger

The merger, effective Aug. 24, 2020, expands HPM’s presence statewide, which now includes 13 locations.
August 24, 2020 · 0 Comments

PUC Okays Young Brothers’ 46% Rate Hike

In a decision issued Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Young Brothers’ emergency request to increase rates by 46% with several conditions over the next 12 months.
August 17, 2020 · 0 Comments