Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
Trans Pacific Partnership
So it turned out that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks didn't end at the Westin in Kaanapali back in July. Oh well. In any case, the negotiations over the controversial free trade agreement finally concluded yesterday (according to this U.S. State Department message from Secretary of State John Kerry), which means we the general public who will have to live with the … [Read more...] about Here’s video of Hawaii Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard explaining her opposition to the TPP
1. During the July 29 protests on Ka‘anapali Beach against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, activists claim they broke the world record for unified sounding of a conch shell. About how many people participated, according to activists? A. 300 B. 350 C. 400 D. 450 E. 500 2. On July 31, the County of Maui announced that they were levying fines against Paia vacation … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Trans Pacific Partnership protests on Kaanapali Beach?
For those of us in the business of chronicling conflict in Maui County, we live in good times. For the first time since, well, that long crisis known as the Hawaii Superferry, residents and activists are regularly going into the streets to voice their displeasure at the status quo. And now they’re getting arrested doing it. In the very early morning hours of July 31, Maui … [Read more...] about Maui County protests against Haleakala telescope, TPP are really heating up
1. Negotiators from a dozen nations are meeting on Maui this week to finalize the free trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Where on Maui are they meeting? A. Grand Wailea B. Westin Maui Resort & Spa C. Four Seasons Maui D. Hyatt Regency Maui E. Fairmont Kealani 2. This week, Maui police officers conducted active shooter training exercises at four … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know this week’s TPP trade talks?