Update: John reached out and kindly asked that we take down the video. The purpose of his video, and Wassel’s video, was to tell a story — not to start drama. So let there be peace on earth (or at least on Pacific islands) and read a letter from John below.


I feel that both Dave and myself were each given an equal opportunity to speak out and share our sides of this story. However, unfortunately it seems to have only created unwanted drama and tension, not only in my islands, but also, in Hawaii and internationally.

In my opinion, the best solution to this problem, would be to make peace between us, because I can’t see this going in a positive direction. I don’t hold onto any grudges because it’s not good energy to do so. What happened is the past already and what has been said, has been said.

So… what I am suggesting, is that both videos be deleted and we all just move on. I just hope that everyone can learn something from this story and just try and respect one other.

Aloha & Aroha

Mahalo & Mauruuru roa