News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

Mandatory Boater Ed Enforced in November

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

DLNR News Release

With less than six months to go before Hawaii’s new mandatory education law for boaters is to be enforced, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) would like to inform boaters that there is still ample time and multiple ways to become compliant.

Beginning Nov. 10, 2014, all individuals who operate a motorized vessel in Hawaii’s state waters must have taken a boating safety course and be able to show proof of certification. The rule applies to all boaters unless they and/or the vessels being used fall under one of the exemptions mentioned in the new rule.…

Keiki Surf Meets

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai News Release

Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai and Friendly Isle United Fund present the 25th Annual drug and alcohol-free Keiki Surf Meet Series this summer. Held at Waialua Beach, Mana`e, the meets will be held on Saturdays, June 14, June 28 and July 12.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with heats starting at 10 a.m. Participation is $5 per meet per keiki, plus a one-time insurance fee of $5.

Please contact us at Donations are being accepted on behalf of the Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai.…

End of Isolation at Kalaupapa Commemoration

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Hui Malama Makanalua News Release

This year, June 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the end of the isolation of Hansen’s disease (leprosy) patients at the Makanalua peninsula, commonly known as Kalaupapa. To observe this anniversary and honor those who were subject to the policy, local nonprofit Hui Malama Makanalua will be placing lei made from natural materials at every known burial site on the peninsula. This project, named Lei Hali`a O Kalaupapa(lei in remembrance of Kalaupapa), will be completed with the assistance of Kalaupapa National Park personnel.

From 1866 to 1969, nearly 8,000 individuals with Hansen’s disease were sent to live in “quarantine” on the peninsula.…

Coaching Positions

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

MHS Athletics News Release

Molokai High School Athletic Department has open coaching positions for Air Riflery and Baseball.

Please submit your resume to the Athletic Department or main school office by June 30.  Resumes can also be emailed to

Minimum qualifications: National Federal High School Fundamentals in Coaching, High School Diploma and at least three years of coaching experience.

For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at 567-6959.…

Human Services: Career and Technical Education

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

UHMC Molokai News Release

The Human Services program at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC), Molokai is designed to prepare students to work with people of all ages.  The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide skills and knowledge needed by human service workers.

Career opportunities for graduates range from case management to substance abuse counseling.  Courses will be offered this fall for the case management and youth development practitioner certificates.  Come to the college for full details or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…

‘Money Time’ Wins Naming Contest

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

‘Money Time’ Wins Naming Contest

Sust`ainable Molokai News Release

The Molokai Middle School and Sust`ainable Molokai is excited to announce seventh grader Keren Poole as the winner of the “Name Your Program” contest. Close to 50 contest submission forms were received. All submissions were tremendously creative and fun, which made it difficult for the contest committee to choose just one program name. Nevertheless, Keren’s Money Time entry for the Middle School financial literacy program was a fantastic fit.

Mahalo to all the students that participated in the contest and a big congratulations to Keren. As the winner, Keren will receive a $50 savings account provided by the Molokai Community Federal Credit Union.…

Hawaii Eye Doctors Offer Training in Myanmar and Vietnam 

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hawaii Eye Doctors Offer Training in Myanmar and Vietnam 

HEF News Release

Hawaiian Eye Foundation (HEF) conducted an eye surgical training program in Myanmar last month, the first western eye surgical training program in decades, following the country’s recent opening to democracy. A team of nine volunteer ophthalmologists and two support staff, five of whom are from Hawaii, were led by John M. Corboy, M.D. of Molokai, President and Founder of Hawaiian Eye Foundation.

“We are really doing this for the patients of our Burmese and Vietnamese colleagues,” said Corboy, founder of the HEF nonprofit. “They are the ones who benefit from the enhanced skills we impart to their surgeons.”

The four-day training, conducted in partnership with Yangon Eye Hospital, was attended by about 50 Burmese eye doctors.…

MHS Students Receive a Community Supported Scholarship Award

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

MHS Students Receive a Community Supported Scholarship Award

The MOM Hui News Release

Congratulations to this year’s 2014-2015 Ho`ola Hou Community-Based Scholarship recipients at Molokai High School (MHS): Paul Parker, Bernadette Aragon, Xrystina Bicoy, Lahela Tamanaha, William Casil-Dudoit, Kiloaulani Ka`awa-Gonzales and Rizpah Torres-Umi.  Each student will receive an annual scholarship of $1,215 and will be awarded at the Second Annual Grassroots Benefit Concert on Saturday, July 5.

The MOM Hui established this scholarship fund to support MHS senior students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their education and earn a college degree that focuses on protecting and restoring the health of the environment and human life.  We are very excited that several of the students will be entering the medical field including nursing, midwifery and pediatric neurosurgeon and majoring in agriculture and natural resources and ecosystem science and sustainability.…

Health Ed Series on Molokai

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

County of Maui News Release

The County of Maui is pleased to offer the Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH) workshop series on Molokai for six consecutive Thursdays beginning June 19.

The workshop series will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon at Kulana `Oiwi.

Better Choices, Better Health is an evidence-based educational health aging program created by Stanford University and monitored by the University of Hawaii. BCBH is designed to help people manage their chronic conditions as well as their overall health.

Participants learn how to enhance their overall health through achievable action plans for improving nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills, medication management and more.…

Ka Ipu Kukui Program Accepting Applications

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

UH Maui College OCET News Release

The Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program recently completed its seventh year and is now seeking applicants from Molokai for the 2014-15 session. A Decisions Maui and Focus Maui Nui initiative, the program is a yearlong endeavor designed to promote and train community-identified future leaders of Maui County.

Interested applicants are welcome to talk story with Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows at the Paddler’s Inn on June 3 from 5to 8 p.m.

Since it began seven years ago, 85 fellows have completed the program, including 11 graduates who were honored during a commencement ceremony held on Wednesday, May 7, at the Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu.…