Officials visit Molokai to assist ran...

Officials visit Molokai to assist ranch staff

There are 90 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 28, 2008, titled Officials visit Molokai to assist ranch staff. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

CRAIG GIMA / [email protected] Janice Robello and her baby, Jaisa, waited yesterday for an informational meeting for Molokai Ranch workers to start.

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Mililani, HI

#85 Apr 4, 2008
Pomaikaiokalani wrote:
The OHA Trustees should buy out the Molokai Ranch. OHA has over 480 Million Dollars in its control. Now is the time for the OHA Trustees to show their ALOHA for the people of Molokai. OHA Molokai Trustee Machado should take the Lead to have the OHA Board to purchase Molokai Ranch.
Once OHA buys Molokai Ranch, the property becomes Tax Free as property of a State Agency. Further Tax Exemptions can be worked out thru the Legislature for the operation of the Molokai Ranch as a "Trust" for the "betterment of the conditions of native Hawaiians" in accordance with the Hawaii State Constitution and under the ownership of OHA.
OHA is ineffective and worthless! The Aloha Air management would do a better job.


Since: Sep 07

Davis, CA now King City, CA

#86 Apr 8, 2008
Linda Negrave wrote:
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I feel sorry for you. To sit in Virginia and judge the people of Molokai requires an awfully arrogant ego.
Kinda like sitting in another country and comments on US residents commenting on happenings in the states. Any ego there??? Nawwwwwwwww.

Mililani, HI

#87 Jul 28, 2008
Some of these comments coming from these people, especially those who are saying things about Walter Ritte, Karen Holt, Danny Mateo and others I hope you folks know what you're really talking about. Alot of us who were born and raised here on Molokai, love the life style, and we might not have jobs, but there are alot of us who try, other things to support the family, and put food on the table as well as make sure that we can still put our children first before anything. Saying something like almost the entire island is on QUEST, welfare and food stamps is unforgiveable, alot of us we've worked hard all our lives, and now some of us need the help and we deserve that because we've put into the system, so don't be some jerk who just writes down there stupid comments. Their are a few who do misuse the system and I'm sorry that this happens, but it happens all over the United States, not only on Molokai. So get your facts straight before you say anything.

Hilo, HI

#88 Feb 26, 2009
I feel sorry for the people in Molokai because of one Karen Holt that disrupt a business like the Molokai Ranch. As long as the people allow this hypocrite to drive away businesses like Molokai Ranch than the people will have to go to the other Islands to work and these people look tired because they have to get up so early and then go home late.
The rental cost is too expensive in the other island so the Molokai people will continue to suffer.

God Bless the people of Molokai.

Hilo, HI

#89 Feb 26, 2009
To: Kailua Resident, Karen Holt seems to want to fight for the people but all she is doing is causing pain so she uses her fancy degree like she knows it all and scare people. Don't let this woman ruin your life. Pray for her for the pain and suffering she caused in your life.

Don't let Karen Holt rent in your mind, she is not worth your thoughts.

Take care.
Killa Wiffa


#90 May 3, 2009

United States

#91 Dec 31, 2009
halemalu wrote:
i am crying right now for the sweet struggling families who are losing their livelihood. i believe that moloka'i's future lies in home-based businesses and small farming. there is alot that needs to be fixed in our planning departments to allow and permit small ventures to be established. eco-tourism comes to mind.
Dear Halemalu,

The morons who decided to torpedo the development project effectively made the ranch an economic liability for its owners. What did people expect them to do, continue to opperate at a loss? It is the socialistic, welfare-state mentality that prevails throughout Hawaii that is responsible for this stupidity. The government needs to step back and let people earn their livings or fail to earn their livings honestly, not rely on stolen money provided by the government to get by.

Montréal, Canada

#92 Dec 31, 2009
Row row over the edge.

Arcata, CA

#93 Sep 21, 2010
Aloha. I'm visiting this forum today and read all of your comments. They were all very interesting and heart-felt, thank you, mahalo. My heart goes out to you. We visited Molokai last year or so, stayed on the West end, all of you were so very nice and beautiful.

Most of Molokai was the same as it was when I was a boy visiting in 1969, except for the big houses on the East end, and that was good to see. Still good families and respect for elders and others. We saw the Molokai ranch and arid area and saw everyone suffering as it was closing down. This was sad. We could see water is a terrible problem there and know it can't support so many homes. But your community, ohanas, and aloha is still here, thank goodness. Thank you for having us.

Can you fill me in on what has been happening lately? I'd like to know. I don't have any easy answers. I like the idea of farms, fish farms, agriculture you have said. Our area is struggling but we get by, slowly and surely, because of these things.

Tourists can be good and they do leave. Yes, we do visit to learn about Hawaii and culture, bring that alive. And teach people how to hunt and fish, this was the way it was, to feed one another back in the day, taught by elders who were wise.

By the way, your Cookhouse, old bakery that's still there after all these years, and the community center near the coconut grove, and Buzzy rock, and many other things I don't have the space here to say. You all have aloha.

Most of these posts are from a year ago or longer so I don't know what's been happening lately. Please keep the aloha alive, your island has great Grace in its land and people. We were there, twice, and touched every time. You are special, don't forget that or let your spirit down.

We give you the best from Humboldt County, 2,000 miles East across the Pacific. Aloha nui loa.
Brian Gauvreau

Unión De Tula, Mexico

#94 Jan 6, 2011
Mach5Motorsport wrote:
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Kinda like sitting in another country and comments on US residents commenting on happenings in the states. Any ego there??? Nawwwwwwwww.
Is this the Linda Negrave that Livers in Vancouver?


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