Archive | June, 2010

Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney Jay Kimura announced today that on June 24, 2010, a Kona jury found Miki Pousima guilty of four counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, knowingly subjecting a person less than 14 years old to sexual contact. Each of these offenses is punishable by up to five years in prison, or five years probation with terms and conditions of probation which could include a year in jail.

Kona jury finds man guilty of sexually assaulting two juveniles

Hawaii Prosecuting Attorney Jay Kimura announced today that on June 24, 2010, a Kona jury found Miki Pousima guilty of four counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, knowingly subjecting a person less than 14 years old to sexual contact. Each of these offenses is punishable by up to five years in prison, or […]

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UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is thrilled that Governor Linda Lingle has decided to release funds appropriated by the Hawai‘i State Legislature to support the training of physicians on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

“With the growing physician shortage we face in Hawai‘i, this is a crucial step forward,” said Dr. Jerris Hedges, dean of JABSOM.

UH Manoa medical school receives funding to support physician training

UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is thrilled that Governor Linda Lingle has decided to release funds appropriated by the Hawai‘i State Legislature to support the training of physicians on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. “With the growing physician shortage we face in Hawai‘i, this is a crucial step forward,” said Dr. […]

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The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. ony has received 30 reports of units overheating resulting in deformed keyboards and casings. No injuries have been reported. Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com and Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com as well as other electronics retailers and business suppliers nationwide.

Sony recalls VAIO laptop computers due to burn hazard

The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. ony has received 30 reports of units overheating resulting in deformed keyboards and casings. No injuries have been reported. Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com and Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com as well as other electronics retailers and business suppliers nationwide.

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HVCB scoops Pinnacle Award for meeting planners

HVCB scoops Pinnacle Award for meeting planners

MEDIA RELEASE The quality of service that meeting planners and their clients receive for business events in the Hawaiian Islands has been recognized by Successful Meetings magazine with a 2010 Pinnacle Award. Presented to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), the award honors the nation’s top destination support organizations and is determined by voting […]

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Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, and that will provide a long weekend for many of us. Big Island police are informing motorists that police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the Big Island during the upcoming weekend and throughout the rest of the summer break. The effort is part of a national and statewide campaign called "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest."

DUI checkpoints throughout Big Island Independence Day weekend

Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, and that will provide a long weekend for many of us. Big Island police are informing motorists that police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the Big Island during the upcoming weekend and throughout the rest of the summer break. The effort is part of a national and […]

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Traffic abstract fee increasing to $20 (July 1)

Traffic abstract fee increasing to $20 (July 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The fee for a traffic abstract will increase from $7 to $20 on July 1, 2010. The Hawaii State Judiciary has been charging $7 for a certified traffic abstract since 1996, $5 of which was deposited into the state general fund and $2 into the Judiciary Computer Special Fund. In accordance with a […]

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Please mark your calendars to attend the next Hawai`i AgriTourism Association Polycom Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 10am. RSVP to hatainfo@hiagtourism.org

Each polycom location will only be set up if there is a rsvp for that location. When emailing, please advise what location you will be going to.

Hawaii AgriTourism Assoc Polycom Meeting Wednesday (July 7)

Please mark your calendars to attend the next Hawai`i AgriTourism Association Polycom Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 10am. RSVP to hatainfo@hiagtourism.org Each polycom location will only be set up if there is a rsvp for that location. When emailing, please advise what location you will be going to.

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India joins Thirty Meter Telescope project

India joins Thirty Meter Telescope project

MEDIA RELEASE India’s Minister of Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan has announced the decision to join the Thirty Meter Telescope Project (TMT) as an observer. TMT is the next-generation astronomical observatory that is scheduled to begin scientific operations in 2018 on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Observer status is the first step in becoming a full partner […]

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MASH Camp connects students with health careers

MASH Camp connects students with health careers

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital and Ke Anuenue Area Health Education Center (AHEC) join forces again this summer to host the fifth MASH Camp, or Medical Academy of Science and Health, on July 19-20. Kohala Hospital hosts its second MASH Camp on July 21-22. MASH Camp is a twist on summer camp for kids interested […]

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The Hawai'i Police Department's Traffic Services Section organized a sign-waving event on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday (June 28). This event was to remind motorists that Independence Day weekend is just around the corner and to make everyone aware of the danger of drinking and driving.

Police remind motorists to drive responsibly on Independence Day weekend

The Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section organized a sign-waving event on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo on Monday (June 28). This event was to remind motorists that Independence Day weekend is just around the corner and to make everyone aware of the danger of drinking and driving.

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Big Island police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the robbery of two tourists at a coffee processing company in Kealakekua on June 11.

The 17-year-old Hōnaunau boy was arrested in Honoka'a on Tuesday morning (June 29) on suspicion of first-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery for robbing a 63-year-old Tennessee man and his 58-year-old wife.

Honaunau teen arrested in connection with robbery of Tennessee visitors

Big Island police have arrested a juvenile in connection with the robbery of two tourists at a coffee processing company in Kealakekua on June 11. The 17-year-old Hōnaunau boy was arrested in Honoka’a on Tuesday morning (June 29) on suspicion of first-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery for robbing a 63-year-old Tennessee man and his […]

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UH Board of Regents approves Thirty Meter Telescope Project on Mauna Kea

At a special meeting held Monday (June 28), the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents (BOR) voted to approve the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project on Mauna Kea with the recommended conditions of the Mauna Kea Management Board (MKMB). TMT is expected to be the world’s most advanced and capable astronomical observatory.

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A minor earthquake occurred at 8:55:25 AM (HST) on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 .
The magnitude 3.6 event occurred 10 km (6 miles) WNW of Ka`ena Point.
The hypocentral depth is 34 km (21 miles).

Hawaii County Civil Defense announced that no damage has been reported.

3.6 magnitude quake in Volcano area Tuesday morning (June 29)

A minor earthquake occurred at 8:55:25 AM (HST) on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 . The magnitude 3.6 event occurred 10 km (6 miles) WNW of Ka`ena Point. The hypocentral depth is 34 km (21 miles). Hawaii County Civil Defense announced that no damage has been reported.

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Waipio Valley comfort station renovations (July 6-30)

Waipio Valley comfort station renovations (July 6-30)

MEDIA RELEASE Renovations to the Waipio Valley Lookout comfort station and pavilion will commence July 6 and continue through July 30. Portable restrooms will be provided adjacent to the pavilion throughout the renovation period. Cleaning preparations for this project have begun. The Department of Parks and Recreation appreciates the public’s cooperation and understanding during this […]

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