Despite what judge rules, occupiers say land is theirs

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    The once-famed Kauai landmark Coco Palms Resort in Wailua has laid in ruins since it was damaged by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. A battle between the men who want to develop the land and a group of Native Hawaiians who claim the land has begun.

  • Bethany Freudenthal / The Garden Island

    Coco Palms Resort has laid in ruins since is was damaged by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. Developers Tyler Greene and Chad Waters purchased the land in 2012, with plans to renovate the resort, but for nearly a year, those plans have been complicated by a group of Native Hawaiians who say they are the rightful owners of the property. A civil case on the matter has begun and will continue on Dec. 29.

Bethany Freudenthal

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