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New Hawaii Authorization allows the sale of Lanai Island to CEO Larry Ellison
Three of the supply lines that have been moved to Ellison are a public services provider, a coach operator and a sewage treatment plant. State has reserved the right to refuse the acquisition following a prospective re-examination of the transfer of supply contracts and has instructed Ellison to invest at least $10 million over the next five years to upgrade Lanai's waters.
Ellison, whose acquisition includes 88,000 hectares of farmland and 3,200 employees, is planning to make investments in Lanai to generate employment and stimulate the country's tourist industries. "A Hawaiian municipal utility company on Monday authorized the sale of three Lanai utility companies to Oracle Corp. Larry Ellison, CEO, who is paving the way for his acquisition of most of the island to be closed this weekend.
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The sale of Hawaii's smallest populated island is about to begin, and locals are expecting what new property could mean for the island's approximately 3,200 inhabitants. One possible purchaser of Lanai, in Maui County, was uncovered Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Earldom's major at a meeting last weekend with Rep from Landlord Castle & Cooke Inc.
The self-made multibillionaire David Murdock's Castle & Cooke holds 98 per cent of the 141 sq. m. of the island. Maui News reports that the asking retail prices range between $500 million and $600 million. The Castle & Cooke didn't immediately annotate Tuesday. Murdock co-partner of Castle & Cooke in 2000 for almost 700 million dollars and took the business privately.
It is still known as "Pineapple Island", although Murdock has shut down its apple farms to create space for luxurious hotels and residential complexes. It has unspoilt charms with 30 kilometres of asphalt road, 400 kilometres of dirt road and no traffic lights. Arabkawa said the sale could change the economical fabric of the island and its inhabitants again, who have seen Lanais exceeding long-term pine apple growing industries and are now relying on pursuit at resorts, gulf courses and other shops.
Apart from the idyllic hotel scene, the island's infrastructures are at risk. "I must be able to fathom the new owner's point of view and his intentions," Arakawa said. Said he was optimistic that Murdock's passion for the island would mean that the new owners were good managers, as demonstrated by the regular updating of Arakawa's sales progression.
He knows how to do Murdock's business. Honolulu Star advertiser reports that from 2006 to 2010 the island generated approximately $20-30 million in net casualties annually.