51 Day Strike Comes To An End

Workers from 5 different hotels throughout Hawaii celebrated Tuesday afternoon when an agreement was finally reached between UNITE HERE Local 5 union and Kro-ya owners of hotels that are operated by Marriott.

More then 300 workers have been on strike from the Sheraton Maui beginning October 8th. Some workers have been employed by the hotel for almost 40 years. A 4 year agreement that included wage and benefit increases are part of the rumored agreement. No official contact specifics have been released.

Employees are eager and excited to be able to return back to work.

Public Hearing For Molokai Island Plan

A public hearing is planned for tomorrow, Friday November 16th, regarding the proposed revised bill for Molokai Island Community. The hearing will start at 5:00 pm at the Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria.

A new an updated version of the plan has been undergoing a rather lengthy review since 2014. The last community plan was done in 2001. Community plans are supposed to be updated every ten years. Points under review for the new plan include changing the document name to “Molokai Island Community Plan”,  addressing climate concerns, and maintaining Molokai’s rural character and traditional Hawaiian living.

Those who wish to view the updated plan and the bill can do so on the Maui County Government page. You can also pick up a copy during business hours at the Office of The County Clerk on the 7th floor, or at the Molokai County District Office.

Maui Police Foundation Community Fundraiser

The new Maui Police Foundation will be having their launch fundraiser at Cafe O’Lei today, Wednesday November 14th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The non-profit will focus on enhancing public safety and community relationships with the Maui Police Department. The goal of the foundation will be to supplement Maui County Police funding for their special programs including youth outreach and equipment.

Businesses and individuals are welcome to make donations and become a “Friend Of The Maui Police Foundation.”

 

Child’s Immunization Clinic

Happening tomorrow, and every first Tuesday of the month, Free Child Immunization Clinic in Lahaina. Located at the Lahaina Comprehensive Health Center. Clinic is done on a walk in basis from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for children up to age 18 without medical insurance.

Make sure to bring your medical insurance card!

Kihei Charter School New Campus

Tuesday was the first day on the new campus for Kihei Charter School. The campus is now located at the top of the Maui Research and Technology Park.

The new space is more than double the previous school location. The property is located on 3 acres, and host students from grades kindergarten through high school. Due to limited funds and expired leases, most students have had limited in classroom classes since August, but have been learning through virtual school online.

Teachers formally had to share classrooms and offices were limited. With the new building not only will teachers get their own classrooms, but the band will have their own designated band room for practice. Other possibilities to add to the school include a fitness center with workout equipment.

Parts of the school are still under construction. As the needs of the school change they will have options of how to utilize the extra space. If your interested in donating to help the school, they are currently in need of cooking equipment.