Honolulu's Anti-Business, Anti-Property Rights Record

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The Sunday, Jan. 25,2004, ”’The Honolulu Advertiser”’ contained several articles about biotech and the enormous potential of such in Hawaii. What was not mentioned was the anti-business, anti-property rights record of our Honolulu.


To be specific, a very few activists in Aiea, supported and abetted by Gary Okino, Duke Bainum and Jeremy Harris, managed to destroy the business potential of the old Aiea Sugar Mill Site.

In the process they made a major contribution to the eventual bankruptcy of Crazy Shirts, Inc. as well as shutting off any potential biotech development which could have been fired by the on-site presence of HARC and Hawaii Biotech with their 25-30 active, accomplished scientists.

There could have been a “HARC Park” tech business center but they assured otherwise.

A prudent investor will look at that record and hesitate to act, as well he or she should.

”’Richard O. Rowland is president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute focused on promoting the free-market, individual freedom and liberty. He can be reached via email at:”’ mailto:grassroot@hawaii.rr.com ”’More information about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii can be found at its Web site at”’ https://www.grassrootinstitute.org

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