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History revisited at the Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber

BY JANICE NG — Our Paddle Four activity was a great opportunity for our hosts to share and refresh some of the interesting stories and early history of the place we call Waikiki and the Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber … Read More.

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Menus and memories

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While on vacation in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains this past week, I received a surprise gift – a 60-year-old dinner menu from Matson Navigation’s deluxe passenger liner SS Lurline. The menu’s cover had a beautiful, colorful … Read More.

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Aloha, RIMPAC!

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — RIMPAC, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. This year’s RIMPAC, scheduled to run from June 30 through Aug. 4 in and around … Read More.

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Memorial Day 2016

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY – On Monday, the United States will observe Memorial Day. For some, this will be a day of solemn prayer, reflection and mourning for the nearly 2 million men and women who have given their lives for … Read More.

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Hospitality to the max – kama‘āinas to the rescue

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY – In 1946, after World War II’s seven years of bloodshed and destruction, the first steps toward recovery were being taken around the globe. Civilian efforts in the Territory of Hawai‘i included those of Roy and Estelle … Read More.

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Pacific Harmony

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Under the banner “Pacific Harmony,” the 22nd Honolulu Festival reflects the Honolulu Festival Foundation’s vision of sharing the cultures of the Pacific with the people of Hawai‘i and visitors from around the globe. The hope … Read More.

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“Local culture meets world-class hospitality,” indeed!

BY LEA PANES — On Friday, March 4, the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort (OGM) proudly hosted “Connections within our Pacific Ocean,” an exhibit by the Guam Museum, Guam Council on Arts & Humanities Agency, and artists of Oceania. Read More.

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Cyclone Winston doesn’t dampen Fiji’s Bula spirit!

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Last Saturday, Winston, a powerful tropical cyclone, made landfall along the north coast of Fiji’s largest, most populous island, Viti Levu. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the south side of Viti Levu was not evacuated. … Read More.

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‘Golden Minutes’ can melt wintertime frustration

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As January slid into February, Mother Nature was icy and blustery in the Northern Hemisphere while warm and balmy in the tropics. Read More.

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Hawaii’s last sugar plantation

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — For over a century, growing sugar cane and pineapple for export was the engine of Hawaii’s economy. Thus, the announcement 10 days ago that Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S), the state’s last sugar cane … Read More.

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