Letters

A Time to Share

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Molokai Topside Churches News Release

Molokai Topside Churches invite those who have no one to share a Thanksgiving meal with, to join us at our fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon. This year it will be held as a drive thru on Thursday, Nov. 26 at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church. Come between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., first come first served, until plates run out. Enter the church parking lot from the East (Kaunakakai side).…

Mahalo Humane Society

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

I’ve brought multiple animals into the Molokai Humane Society in the last couple years, mostly all animals I’ve come across that were dumped. From cats, dogs, and even a box of puppies, animals needing to be spayed/neutered, animals that were sick and in pain, animals that were malnourished and covered in fleas… and each time we were treated with the upmost respect and support. My constant questions were always answered with kindness. And I always left feeling full of gratitude that there was a place I can go with staff that I could trust that would help me when I needed it.…

Honomuni Community Garden

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Come clean up the Honomuni Community Garden on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your own tools, equipment and mask. Help grow food for our Mana’e community.

Ahonui Homestead Association…

Blessed to Have Humane Society

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

We’re blessed to have such a dedicated and compassionate team at the Molokai Humane Society helping control this island’s animal population. In spite of limited enforcement and negligible help from the county, they’ve remained steadfast in their commitment to providing affordable spay/neuter for the people of Molokai at a fraction of what it costs nearly anywhere else. MoHS is a nonprofit. Their responsibility is spay/neuter, and beyond that, the veterinary services they provide are a privilege for this island and there have been many years where there’s been no veterinarian at all.

You might have grown accustomed to 24 hour emergency veterinary services wherever you lived previously.…

Petition for Open Veteran Records

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

To Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans Board of Directors and officers:

After four years struggling for transparency, Attorney General investigator Boyd Sakai has finished his work.

Please be advised, Hawaii Nonprofit Corporation Act Section 414 D- 138 states that the Members of a Nonprofit Corporation may remove one or more Directors elected by them without cause. Section (g) states that an entire Board of Directors may be removed under this section of the law . On June 15, 2019, the entire Board and Officers were voted out of office.

Accordingly, this is a 30-day notice of reminder, Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans Annual Membership meeting is to be held in the month of November.…

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Mahalo to our veterans for all their services and sacrifices. To the men and women who were recruited or drafted to sign on that dotted line and trained to defend our country, our home, from enemies, foreign and domestic, while being away from their families, we honor and thank you with this poem:

Veterans Day
By Cheryl Dyson

On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call,
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold,
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride,
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue,
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights,
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.…

‘Done Deal’ Being Investigated

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Four years ago, many Molokai veterans were not aware of a public meeting that was being held in the name of our organization. And instead of this public meeting being held at Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans Center, at our invitation, it was held at Kulana ‘Oiwi, and hosted by our DHHL caretakers, Group 70 International, Inc. and our elected State Representative Hawaiian homesteader, as our “done deal” everything is in place. Board of Directors proudly sat in the front row, wearing the colors “KOA KAHIKO.”

We have been patiently waiting, since June 15, 2019, knowing their self-created blunder and shameful arrogance, in their denial with the vote of 38 yes, and the only “no vote” to show up was the “Commander” himself.…

Virtual Vet Services

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

I would like to share some exciting news that would benefit our island pets. Ali’i Animal Hospital on Oahu provides telemedicine services for pets with a licensed veterinarian seven days a week. Their hours are Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.Their caring staff will arrange an appointment time and the doctor will Spacetime to help with your needs. The fee for this appointment is $31.00 plus $1.80 tax. For information, phone Ali’i Animal Hospital 808-234-3441.

Elliott the cat on Molokai had his first virtual telemedicine appointment this week for a centipede bite that caused swelling and infection.…

OHA Scam Continues

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Because we are where we are, Na Kupuna ‘O Hawaii Nei are wailing in their graves. Hawaii’s State Constitutional Convention of 1978 was the lavatory of deceit in the undermining of “native Hawaiian as amended” self-determination, while at the same time our kupuna were used and are still being used in justifying our political okoles self created OHA scam.

After more than 42 years, including numerous lawsuits by the recognized beneficiaries, our created hewa, parades “Native Hawaiians.” The OHA scam is now open for all the people of this crooked state, with the granted privilege of participation, “self-determination” in “native Hawaiian” affairs.…

What Happened to the MHS Farm?

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Many Molokai High graduates who loved FFA, The Molokai Farm, and the Ag curriculum at MHS have been and are still surprised, if not exasperated, that the High School administration, the Hawaii Department of Education, and the citizens of Molokai would let the program just die, go away and literally be plowed and grassed over, seemingly with no remorse or need.

Those of us who are grads, who were in this great program in the 50s and 60s, and who have since moved or passed away do not know what really brought about the end of Molokai High Ag Program. So we do not really know who, how or what budgets got cut, but the abandonment of the Ag Program was short sighted and a great loss for the Island.…