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Letters for Monday, May 27, 2019

Rental car facility could boost tourism

I recently read an article titled, “Hawaii airport opens $340M facility for car rental companies” in Kahului, Maui a Hawaii airport has opened a $340 million car rental facility. I’m sure the money could’ve been put into something different, but this works for many reasons.

On my visit to Maui around October of last year, we had to wait in line for around two hours, to catch a bus that would take us to the car rental area.

I think if the implementation of this new car rental facility would make the process more efficient, more tourists would traffic through and more would come back.

With tourism being one of the main sources of income for the state, this investment of a new rental car facility would increase the production of this industry bringing more money to the island and or state.

Steven Zina, Kalaheo

North Shore school would be great

The Garden Island recently released an article titled “Proposing a secondary school,” (May 20) and it details the effort to build a middle and high school on Kauai’s North Shore.

The article discusses the effort to raise funds, the intentions for outdoor-based learning, and its target date to open, which happens to be between 2021-23.

As a high schooler attending Waimea High School, I have come to terms with how things work around here, and I have to say another high school could do wonders for this island.

Firstly the benefit for kids living on the North Shore would be great. They wouldn’t have to commute to Kapaa, meaning both Kapaa and “North Shore” High would be more balanced in population, meaning fairness in funding, sports, etc.

Speaking of sports, if the North Shore were to participate in KIF (Kauai Interscholastic Federation), it would greatly improve our high school sports scene. It would add more competition, and potentially increase the length of seasons, meaning the schools make more money and the kids can stay active longer.

For sports that Island School (the other private school on island) don’t have teams, this new high school could fill that gap, making an even four teams each game day (no team HAS to have a bye week/game, every team will have an opponent.). Especially because the North Shore has been approved for these new schools, it seems like a great opportunity for our island and our sports scene.

Marcus Schultz, Kekaha
Source: The Garden Island

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