Cash: What Is Government's Relationship With Genting?


Darron Cash


Tribune Staff Reporter


FNM Chairman Darron Cash has demanded that the Christie government set the record straight as to its relationship with The Genting Group, developers of Bimini.

According to Mr Cash concerns arising from the multi-million dollar project have fallen on deaf ears, which he believes is the result of allegations that Genting supported the PLP during the 2012 general elections.
Genting’s Miami cruise ship service, and the investment in the Bimini Bay Resort, which is expected to create about 500 jobs, continues to be steeped in controversy with environmental concerns at the heart of the matter.

Environmentalists say that plans to construct a 1,000 ft dock extending west off North Bimini’s beaches and the creation of a large man-made island offshore, will be catastrophic.

More recently, it was revealed through court documents that the entire operation was in peril because of the US government’s decision to ban the vessel’s night-time cruises.

“The question is, exactly how much money did they receive from Genting to fund their 2012 general election campaign?

“Someone from the PLP’s camp must explain why they have abandoned their own people in Bimini who have expressed numerous times their discomfort with the project. But no one seems to care. It seems this government has no clue where to turn and have been paralysed because they know all of the promises they made to these people.”

However, party Chairman Bradley Roberts categorically denied that the PLP received any financial support from Genting.

“Come on man,” Mr Roberts said, “Genting was nowhere even near the Bahamas. So his comments are completely asinine. They gave the PLP no money during the elections. Where was Genting during the elections?

“I wonder if Darron Cash needs his head checked out. The man is just spewing nonsense in an attempt to get on the front page of the dailies.”


TalRussell 4 years, 2 months ago

Has PM Christie's grands been flying off to Bimini to be playing with the children of the owners of the Genting Group? Comrade Chairman Darron I haven't heard a word coming out of Bimini about the Genting Group flying PM Christie and his minister of da peoples environment around on some Luxury Helicopter which can seat up to 16 members of the government and they friends backsides on its luxurious seats. Chairman Daron when will the red shirts finally offer an apology to Bahamlanders, for taking those FREE helicopter trips? No, we ain't forget that and lots more.


ThisIsOurs 4 years, 2 months ago

Agreed all FNM and PLP cronyism, bribery, kickbacks, political appointments need to stop immediately. The PM needs to spearhead the effort to wipe out corruption at ALL levels of government.

The first move might've to hold a professional ethics/ant-money laundering seminar for all top level officials cover govt contracts, crown land so that no one can claim they did not know.


ThisIsOurs 4 years, 2 months ago

Did that woman lie about the rape too?


BiminiHomeowner 4 years, 2 months ago

If GENTING didn't give them money, them I'm sure RAV Bahamas did (the original developer). The two companies are partners now, and both equally disrespectful and destructive.

Talk to ANYONE here on the island, it's common knowledge that RAV Bahamas has been bribing Government officials for years.


SP 4 years, 2 months ago

FNM Chairman Darron Cash has put forth a legitimate question that should be responded to.

Additionally, we need to ask what is the relationship between Hubert Ingraham, Atlantis and Sandyport?

Mr. Cash can start the ball rolling by having the little emperor in his camp respond first.


proudloudandfnm 4 years, 1 month ago

Actually RAV slowed way down while the FNM were in power. They could not do anything they wanted to like they do under PGC's government. The day the FNM lost Capo was outside his house smoking a huge fat cigar telling everybody today was a good day for the Bahamas. Amazing how all the crooks get so damned happy when the PLP win... hmmmm....

I hear the PLP gave Capo 500 SD plates? WTH?


BiminiHomeowner 4 years, 1 month ago

Can't speak for other islands, but when the PLP is in power, Genting/RAV Bahamas gets whatever they want here in Bimini, and Biminites are ignored and disregarded.

Not saying the FNM is squeaky clean, but at least here in Bimini the PLP are owned by Genting & Capo.


TalRussell 4 years, 1 month ago

Flash the toilet is what Bahamalanders did to the reds in 2012. It's obvious by Comrade Darron's press releases that somehow the septic tank driver must have left some raw sewage behind. No big deal cause with even more "discharge" by 2017, a larger septic tank truck must be dispatched.


BiminiHomeowner 4 years, 1 month ago

From a Tribune article released on December 6th:

"Mr Lim’s father, Genting’s founder, had similar feelings when he visited Bimini 10 years ago, Mr Leibovitz added. 'The chairman jokes that this is one of the longest negotiations he’s been,” he added of the Bimini project. “It’s never been off the radar."

And now Mr Roberts saying "Genting was nowhere even near the Bahamas." for the election last year?

So who is lying?


banker 4 years, 1 month ago

So who is lying?

The PLP and their many stupid, ignorant apologists.


realfreethinker 4 years, 1 month ago

They did not give the plp any money for the election last year. the boys got theirs in private after the genting deal was signed.


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