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Lanai finds ways to persevere as it awaits reopening of hotels

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Four Seasons hotel baker Francisca Bayez, front, works on a landscaping crew with other hotel employees on Lanai while the island’s premier resort is closed. She gets paid the same wage she earned as a baker: $20.30 an hour.

  • COURTESY THE MANELE BAY HOTEL

    The Manele Bay Hotel opened in 1991 and has been Lanai’s economic engine.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison calls the shots on Lanai.

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