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                                Keith Vieira is principal of KV & Associates Hospitality Consulting.
Column: How to bring back tourism

Monday’s announcement by the governor to open the state to interisland travel on June 16 is an important first step. It’s clear that putting processes in place to protect our community are well underway. Read more

                                Honolulu Councilwoman Kym Pine.
Off the News: Questionable quarantine exemption

On this one, we’re with City Councilmember Kym Pine, who has pointed out that it seems unfair that some incoming military family members are exempt from quarantine rules that, for public health, apply to civilian residents, tourists and others. Read more

                                Following Monday’s announcement by the IHS, Institute for Human Services, to abandon their proposal to take over and renovate the 3 story property at 65 North Beretania Street in Chinatown a press conference was held by a coalition of legislators and community members fronting Jenny’s Lei & Flowers.
Off the News: IHS rethinks Chinatown triage center

The Chinatown community zoomed to a Zoom online town hall last week, convened by the Institute for Human Services on a short-term triage center for the homeless. Area business leaders say there are too many magnets for the homeless there already. Read more

                                Police stand near a overturned vehicle and a fire as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd today near the White House in Washington.
Editorial: Justice certainly needed, not riots

The brutal restraint of George Floyd ending in his death a week ago at the hands of Minneapolis police seems to have broken through the floodgates of racial tensions, unleashing torrents of angry protest in urban uprisings across the nation, continuing through Monday. Read more

                                Waikiki beach. April 25, 2020.
Editorial: Set standards for reopening tourism

Hawaii’s economic forecast is riddled with uncertainty, making it nearly impossible for the Council on Revenues — tasked with predicting how much the state will collect in taxes each year — to accurately gauge how deep the recession will be or how long it might last. Read more

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