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Paradise Island lighthouse.

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Smith still pursuing PI lighthouse project

BAHAMIAN entrepreneur Toby Smith said yesterday he still wants to move forward with his Paradise Island lighthouse project despite the ongoing challenges he has faced.

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Atlantis, cruise port: ‘Room’ for PI lighthouse restoration

Atlantis and the Nassau Cruise Port both say there is “room” for a restored Paradise Island lighthouse to provide an “iconic” visitor experience and boost New Providence’s status as a tourism destination.

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Lease setback strikes PI lighthouse entrepreneur

A Bahamian entrepreneur battling to restore Paradise Island’s lighthouse yesterday suffered a setback in his fight with the Government and Royal Caribbean after the Supreme Court found he does not possess a valid Crown Land lease.

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Smith open to investors for his PI project

A Bahamian entrepreneur said he has the funding to complete his $2m Paradise Island Lighthouse project despite just last week seeking investors.

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Cruise giant’s 150-year PI Crown Land ‘option’

The Minnis administration has effectively given Royal Caribbean a minimum 150-year lease over seven Crown Land acres on Paradise Island for its multi-million dollar Beach Club project.

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PI entrepreneur confident in new Gov’t on lease fight

The Bahamian entrepreneur locked in a legal battle with the Government over his Crown Land lease on Paradise Island yesterday voiced optimism the new administration will come to his rescue.

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Top cruise giant ‘running roughshod’ over PI fight

A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday said he is taking legal advice over fears Royal Caribbean will “run roughshod” over the disputed Paradise Island-based Crown Land that is subject to a legal dispute.

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PI developer slams gov’t for Crown Land lease

THE businessman fighting to develop part of Paradise Island has accused the government of siding with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s plans for a five-star beach club on the island that would devastate his plans.

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‘Double edged sword’

Royal Caribbean’s Paradise Island plans are “a double edged sword” that could improve The Bahamas’ tourism product yet “hurt” Bay Street and local entrepreneurs, it was argued yesterday.

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Agency seeking ‘outstanding’ PI Royal Caribbean lease approval

A Bahamian entrepreneur yesterday “challenged Royal Caribbean to produce” its western Paradise Island crown land lease after a government agency voiced concern approvals are “still outstanding”.

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PI entrepreneur makes ‘let’s go PM’ challenge

The entrepreneur behind the proposed $2m restoration of Paradise Island’s lighthouse yesterday said he is “throwing down the gauntlet” to the government, and urged: “Let’s go prime minister.”

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$2m PI entrepreneur takes govt to court

The entrepreneur behind the proposed $2m restoration of Paradise Island’s lighthouse has initiated legal action against the government for failing to give effect to his crown land lease.


truetruebahamian 2 years, 10 months ago

Allowing this would be the knife in the back for EVERY Bahamian.


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