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Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Haleiwa Joe has been one of the most known restaurants in Historic Haleiwa Town, on the scenic Northshore of Oahu in the U.S. State of Hawaii. Haleiwa is also home of eTurboNews.

Seafood specials, prime rib & jumbo mai tais in a polished, breezy space where sandy feet are okay at Haleiwa Joe’s and lines of tourists trying to get an outdoor seat overlooking Haleiwa Harbor are seen anytime from lunch till dinner.

The US Labor Day Holiday weekend just started when at 10 pm Friday night, this peaceful scene turned deadly and violent. The restaurant just closed and a group of local guests had an argument in the parking lot resulting in shotguns being pulled.  A few minutes later two people were dead and one seriously injured.

Police confirm that the shooting involved two males. Residents report that Honolulu Police closed off access to the Haleiwa Boat Harbor early Saturday morning as they continue to investigate the deadly shooting

Based on the unconfirmed information of a North Shore Chamber of Commerce member told eTN a suspect was in custody, while another reader said: “So now an angry person with a gun is on the loose. Shit !”

According to local sources the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute.

No manager was available at Haleiwa Joes to talk to eTurboNews.

Having a gun in the United States is a constitutional right for every law-abiding citizen resulting in hundreds of people shot dead every week. The most deadly city is Chicago. Hawaii remains to be relatively safe, and the North Shore of Oahu is one of the most laid-back places in the country. Is this about to change? In December eTN reported about Haleiwa was the scene of a brutal murder. Safety and security is a major factor for a healthy tourism industry.










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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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