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Businesswoman opens Latin restaurant in west Honolulu suburb

Businesswoman opens Latin restaurant in west Honolulu suburb

By José Villa Hawaii Hispanic News WAIANAE,Hawaii – Stevina (Chan) Kiyabu owns Coquito’s Latin Cuisine Restaurant. She’s a product of a Hong Kong Chinese father and a Cali, Colombian mother, but her story is even more global. She was born on the Caribbean island of St. Martin. “My father did a lot of business in

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Puerto Rican Latina scientist participates in NASA project in Hawaii

By José Villa Hawaii Hispanic News ITHACA, New York – Dr. Yajaira Sierra-Sastre is a materials scientist and educator with ten years of research experience in academic, federal, and private institutions. She is participating in the HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) project on the Big Island next year. The crew has been selected

Obama Administration names Hawaii schools as first-ever U.S. Green Ribbon Schools

By José Villa Hawaii Hispanic News SAN FRANCISCO, California — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was joined recently by White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to announce the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, a list including 78 schools, two of which

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Honolulu’s Sabor Tropical Salsa radio show ends after a 22-year run

By José Villa Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii — For 22 years – and in a variety of roles — Ray Cruz has been at the forefront of the Latin music scene in Hawaii. He: was a percussionist with various local bands; operated a business selling Latin cassettes, CDs, videos, t-shirts, flags and other Latin-themed

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Hawaii’s Colombians celebrated their traditional Carnaval at Magic Island

By José Villa, Senior Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii – On Saturday, February 18, Hawaii’s Colombian community celebrated their annual Carnaval on Magic Island. I asked Maria Claudia Butcher Bernales, one of the organizers, to share the purpose of the carnaval. She is from Barranquilla, Colombia, and works as a computer systems engineer at

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