By Richard Miller
Editor’s note: The Kalaupapa community is circulating a petition for their voice to be heard in the selection of the airline that serves the peninsula through the federally awarded Essential Air Service subsidy. Makani Kai currently provides affordable flights to Kalaupapa through the EAS, however residents are concerned that may soon change. For more information or to sign the petition, email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Kalaupapa peninsula is a remote triangular shaped area jutting out of the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Molokai. The peninsula is surrounded on two sides by ocean, and on the third by the highest sea cliffs in the world.…
Keani Rawlins-Fernandez Campaign News Release
Keani Rawlins-Fernandez officially announced her intention to run again for the Maui County Council – Molokai race on Jan. 11. After a tight race for the same seat in 2016, missing it by just eight percent, her supporters strongly encouraged her to run again.
Keani has a strong educational and professional background, having graduated from both the William S. Richardson School of Law with certificates in Native Hawaiian Law and Environmental Law; and the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Her experience at the Hawaii State Legislature, including an internship as Legislative Aid for Representative Jarrett Keohokalole, has equipped her to collaborate with State officials regarding County specific issues.…
The Molokai High Boys and Girls Swim teams traveled to Kihei Aquatic Center last weekend for two swim meets and had some strong finishes. Head Coach Amanda Labriola was very pleased with her team’s performance.
“We had a fairly good weekend Royden Abafo placed fifth overall in the 200 free, really making a name for him in that event,” she said. “Alex Mawae tried some new events this weekend and really made me and his team proud with his performance in the 500 free. Kapili Naehu-Ramos came back a made her mark for a second year in the 100 fly and Maire Kalawe’s first meet this season and she is showing great growth individually and with the team.”
On Friday, the women’s 200 yard medley team came in fifth, as did Naehu-Ramos in the 100 yard butterfly and Jalen Kalama in the 100 yard breaststroke.…
The Molokai Girls Paddling team was ready to race at Ka Lae Pohaku beach in Kihei last Saturday but due to the false missile alarm, their regatta turned into a fun practice race.
“There are no results from this regatta due to false missile threat and so many schools leaving,” said Head Coach Stefani Hubbard. ‘It turned into an unsanctioned non-scoring fun regatta. This scheduled race will not be made up and our next race is next weekend Jan. 20 in Lahaina”
The MIL Paddling Championships are on Maui on Jan. 27. The State Championships are on Hawaii Island this year, Feb.…
Molokai Police Dept. News Release
Psssssst! First and foremost, happy New Year! Since it’s a new year, I’m giving away 10 secrets to reduce your chances of having a negative interaction with a police officer just because, “Eh, this Molokai!”
Don’t sell, use or possess any drugs that going make you or someone else pupule (crazy).
Make sure your ka`a (vehicle) is all maika`i (registration, safety current, bugguh insured, everything works).
No use your hands, feet, or other object to hurt someone else.
If you driving, and someone calling or texting you, pull off the road.…