News releases from Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
New emergency proclamation includes anticipated quarantine exemption for vaccinated travelers
Today 1:51 EDT
The exemption will only be available upon approval by the director of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
The sender of the email threatened to publish sensative information on the "darknet" unless people contacted Foodland.
Two related proposals aimed at increasing resident access to beaches moved through the Maui County Council this week.
Hawaii company helps scientists see stars
April 09, 2021
The company got its name from founder Blair Stultz’s nickname and his bearded appearance in his younger days.
Kihei Wailani Village will be constrcuted by a team of local builders, in addition to being partnered with several locally based companies.
Holoholo, which touts a no-surge-pricing policy as one of its main draws, is in the process of recruiting some 150 drivers and is targeting a soft app launch for riders on five islands in the coming...
Mayor Rick Blangiardi resolved Monday that Oahu would not go backward, saying he was "dead set against" it, and he stood by that stance Wednesday, backed by Gov. David Ige.
Hawaii residents Larry Ellison, Pierre Omidyar prominent on Forbes billionaires top 100 list
April 07, 2021
Honolulu's Pierre Omidyar, formerly Hawaii's richest full-time resident, saw his wealth nearly double from 2020.
The city Department of Planning and Permitting held a public hearing this week on its proposed rules for regulating Oahu vacation rentals.
Neighborhood Power and Mana Monitoring combined to develop four 2.5 megawatt solar farms near Portland.
Due to sustained limited supply and high demand, the number of single-family homes and condos sold over the asking price nearly tripled compared to March 2020.
New report measures tech industry's impact on Hawaii economy
April 06, 2021
The report estimated Hawaii tech employment at 4.5% of the overall workforce, ranking the Aloha State 45th nationally.
WePrescribe rebrands as CloudWell Health, expands services
April 06, 2021
In March, the physician team rebranded to CloudWell Health to reflect their expanded services, which include online employee wellness programs, health coaching, personalized care and mental health...
The Rental and Utility Relief Program can pay bills going back to March 2020, as well as current bills or future bills, depending on a household’s needs.
Oahu condo sales rise 48%, median price up by 2%
April 05, 2021
“As more entry-level homebuyers are finding themselves priced out of the single-family home market due to rising prices, tight inventory and stiff competition, many are looking to condos and townhomes...
Puna Geothermal Venture went back online on Nov. 5 last year following a hiatus from May 2018 due to the devastating Kilauea volcano eruption in lower Puna.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on Friday that could bring changes to the state’s Safe Travels program.
Honolulu Fish Co. builds direct-to-consumer business
April 02, 2021
Ryan James York, a 27-year-old who grew up in Makiki, opened up a second Honolulu location at SALT At Our Kakaako, facing Ala Moana Boulevard, in July 2020.
“We believe in the mission and programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii brings to the community and felt it was important to come together to support one another for the betterment of Hawaii’s...
Guy Nishimura's duties will include overseeing golf operations, the member event calendar and golf instruction program at the private club.
Founded in 1995, Honolulu Fish Co. has primarily focused on sales to the Mainland. That changed amid the pandemic, when local demand increased.
City reopens walk-up and standby play at Pali Golf Course
March 31, 2021
Since the pandemic started, Pali is the first of five 18-hole municipal courses that the city is expanding tee-time opportunities beyond days-ahead reservations on its automated call-in service.
Southwest becomes latest airline to launch pre-clearance program for Hawaii-bound travelers
March 31, 2021
The airline has launched pre-clearance for travelers departing for Hawaii from five of its California gateway cities.
Feds charge Honolulu permitting workers with wire fraud
March 31, 2021
The indictments against the five city employees, as well the architect, were unsealed on Tuesday. The investigation is being conducted by the FBI.
Ige releases $165M for capital improvement projects
March 30, 2021
The disbursement of funds will support a range of capital improvement projects including wastewater treatment and university construction.
Love’s-branded bread, rolls and other goods will be produced at Franz Family Bakery’s Mainland bakeries and shipped to Hawaii, and distributed to grocery stores and markets.