In the area of economic development, Rep. Souki said, lawmakers made permanent the current TAT rate, and increased funding to aggressively market the state’s visitor industry as Hawaiʻi competes with other travel destinations.
“This is an historic day for the State of Hawaii, as many have waited decades for a resolution to this issue regarding ceded lands,” said Senate President Shan Tsutsui in a statement today after the Senate bill passed out of the House.
The Hawaii State legislature will honor Maui’s William Roback, Jr. today, Tuesday, March 09, 2010, for his recent selection as Alii Nui for the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. Roback was elected by members of the royal society to serve a three-year term as head, or Alii Nui of the organization. The back-to-back floor presentations […]
The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Hui Holomua Business Fest this Friday at the Grand Wailea Resort.Â The festivities also feature the inaugural Ko’i Award ceremony.Â The day begins with the arrival of a fleet of canoes and ceremonial Hawaiian protocol at the beach fronting the hotel at dawn. Â There […]