Hat tip to the Hawaiiankingdom blog:
I urge everyone to read this report:
Major Contributors to Billy Kenoi’s Hawaii County Mayoral Campaign and follow the money trail in the links.
Interesting that a major supporter of the TMT project AKIMEKA is donating big bucks also.
Just noticed that the Chicago’s Sun-Times has an article on Big Island Tea Companies:
…The 50th state is often celebrated for its Kona coffee, the premium beans grown on the Big Island’s west side. But these days there’s a new stimulating beverage on the island: tea. Actually, it’s the oldest and second-most popular drink in the world, next to water…
…Tea was introduced to Hawaii in 1887 but, over the years, farmers’ fits and starts with the plant failed to produce a commodity-level product. Still, the Big Island’s rich, volcanic soil and moody microclimates mirror many of the places where tea thrives — the slopes of China, the forests of India. Around the turn of this century, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agencies gave interested tea growers in Hawaii a leg up in starting small-scale tea operations…