News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

OHA Trustees to Hold Meetings On Molokai

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

OHA News Release

Native Hawaiians on Molokai will get an opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum as well as a regular meeting scheduled by the Board of Trustees.

The community meeting is designed for OHA officials to listen to concerns and highlight efforts to improve conditions within Hawaiian communities. Both meetings are open to the public. Here are the specifics:

Community Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Kulana `Oiwi Halau

OHA Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday, June 19, 2014
9 a.m.
Kulana `Oiwi Halau

For more information, visit, or call OHA’s office on Molokai at (808) 560-3611.…

PALS Offers Free Meals

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

County of Maui News Release

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that free meals for children will be available at all County PALS sites on Maui and Molokai through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Children do not have to be enrolled in the PALS program to take advantage of the free and nutritious meals this summer.

Free meals for children will be available at all county PALS sites on Maui and Molokai. The program, offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service, is made available to eligible areas to ensure that children receive nutritious meals.…

Business Careers: Career and Tech Ed

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

UHMCM News Release

The Business Careers program at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) offers various levels of opportunity.  Certificates of Competence are designed for students and community members who wish to quickly acquire or upgrade their skills and knowledge.  Earn a certificate in as little as one semester!   A one-year Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers provides essential skills and knowledge in business, communications, writing, and mathematics.   A two-year Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers prepares students to head directly to the workforce or transfer to a four-year business program at UH West Oahu, UH Manoa, UH Hilo, and other institutions. …

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.…