Letters to the editor: 04-23-19

Keep sharp eye on travel forms

I agree completely with Leningrad Elarionoff, we should recognize the needy as well as the greedy. There is a difference as anyone would know.


When visitors arrive they should fill out the incoming visitor forms. Check for those who do not! Obviously, if they don’t fill out the form, they do not intend to be recognized. We should not allow them to stay if they cause further trouble.

The police and cleanup time you spend is far more than the time you would spend checking the incoming tourists. Sure, you may need a full-time position for the job, but it better be a good one, as too many times people are just chosen because they want to be on a council. Believe me, I have been there.

Another matter close to my heart is the time spent waiting for permits. We have been waiting for clearance on an already-built laundry room, built because we needed permits prior to building, but never could get them. We built the laundry room in 2015 and had to leave the island. We came back and had the permits completed. We paid an architect and electrician and plumber and turned in 11 papers. Yet, two years later, we’re still waiting for an already-built and inspected laundry room.

Jacqueline Dunn


Article twisted and untrue

Contrary to the news reported on page 3A Sunday, April 21, about Trump’s “victory lap,” the Mueller report did, indeed, find criminal behavior on the part of the president in regards to the obstruction of justice.

The article goes on to parrot talking points of the White House and Republican Party, becoming an op-ed. Yet it is reported as news. I am very disappointed in this paper, failing our republic at this time when truths are twisted.

Gens Johnson


Column captured heart of hula

I greatly appreciated the well written column by Ms. Morimoto about the hula dance and the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Hula is indeed “the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” I look forward to attending Merrie Monarch and continuing my understanding, love and appreciation of hula.


Yvonne Nix Everett


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