HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Cable service is restored to Maui county and the Big Island, but it will take weeks to put that service back onto the regular fiber-optic cable. Oceanic has summoned a cable-repair ship to the scene of the failure,which is off the coast of Kihei. Splicing fiber-optic cable is a hit-or-miss procedure. First,you float the two ends to the surface, cut them clean, and melt the fiber-optic glass together. And you keep doing it, over and over again, until it carries a signal again.
The Association of Pacific Island local governments has had people meeting in the Philippines this week to plan for their annual conference this December in Honolulu. Hundreds are expected, at about the same time as the Honolulu marathon, so I figure Waikiki hotels will be *running* full.
Honolulu industrial vacancy has fallen almost to four percent and Colliers Monroe Friedlander is calling it the bottom of the market. But where is the most available industrial space? Ten percent of the space at Gentry Business Park is available, and there's plenty of capacity at Campbell Industrial Park. But try fin anything close to the airport, forget about it.
The Honolulu restaurant Morimoto Hawaii has a job fair today, eight to six at the Ilikai. Elle magazine lists top 100 salons in the U.S.- one Hawaii business on the list - Joe Randazzo's J salon.
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