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Old 01-07-2019, 10:07 AM
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I missed this one too.
Judge clears way for $2.8bn revival | The Tribune
Judge ruled in favor of Adler.
So going to be very interesting to see if the marina will be open in the near future.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:20 AM
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Seems like a lopsided win for the Adler group from the news story. Doesn't bode well for the short term status of the marina this year.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:19 PM
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So, in short, what does this mean for the marina at OBB? Are they operating? Taking reservations? Will they just close one and all that show up are SOL(shit out of luck) for dockage?
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by trit21 View Post
So, in short, what does this mean for the marina at OBB? Are they operating? Taking reservations? Will they just close one and all that show up are SOL(shit out of luck) for dockage?
I was there just before Christmas and they were open but very slow which may be typical for 12/23.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:16 AM
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There were a lot of boats in the marina on New Years Eve.
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:51 PM
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This outcome is also understood to have been much desired by the Minnis administration, as IVRC’s court challenge was threatening to delay, and potentially even derail, a major foreign direct investment (FDI) project that the Government was relying on heavily to turn around Grand Bahama’s moribund economy.
Shows what you are dealing with in Bahamian government. Those OBB condo owners have carried that facilty and have made non-stop improvements. No government bailout after Ginn crapped the bed...those guys kept the port up and running. Pretty sad to see them get the shaft over some LSD dream of a combination resort/tech center.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:08 PM
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The guy behind this is scum bag...

"After high school, his entrepreneurial dreams were put on hold for a few years due to mandatory Israeli military service. Blutrich, whose father was a career naval officer (his mother taught kindergarten), entered the air force. In his first year, however, he was injured, and he spent the rest of his air force career as a reporter for an in-house military publication. When I ask him the nature of his injury, Blutrich waves his hand dismissively. “Never mind, leave it,” he says. I press further, and he suddenly goes very still and cold. Across the boardroom table, he fixes me with his eyes. “I said, leave it.” I see that beneath his affable, mildly corny exterior there is something much more flinty—a steely, hard-won will."

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:13 PM
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oBB had a booth at the Stuart Boat Show and I asked the reps what's going on over there. He stated that it was all rumors and nothing is changing. He then Handed me a brochure for the new Grand Harbour at Old Bahama Bay Resort.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:03 PM
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Operations as usual pending “ show us the money” by intended investors, next hearing the 26.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:32 AM
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There is only one good thing about Skyline. They have very deep pockets. But the Bahamas is not like any other place, in my opinion, and investments are very risky. Give it 10 years and let's see how they are dealing with whatever government that may be in power then. With their natural resources being depleted rapidly, the only thing they will have is the "home of hospitality".
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:15 PM
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The Fuel Dock was open on Friday past (Jan 11th 2019) Only 5 or so boats in the Marina, but this was at 2 pm in the afternoon. A bunch of boats out front Wahooing however!
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
The guy behind this is scum bag...

"After high school, his entrepreneurial dreams were put on hold for a few years due to mandatory Israeli military service. Blutrich, whose father was a career naval officer (his mother taught kindergarten), entered the air force. In his first year, however, he was injured, and he spent the rest of his air force career as a reporter for an in-house military publication. When I ask him the nature of his injury, Blutrich waves his hand dismissively. “Never mind, leave it,” he says. I press further, and he suddenly goes very still and cold. Across the boardroom table, he fixes me with his eyes. “I said, leave it.” I see that beneath his affable, mildly corny exterior there is something much more flinty—a steely, hard-won will."

https://torontolife.com/city/the-kin...ttage-country/
That is what you got out of that article?? That the guy is a “scum bag”?!?!
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:29 AM
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Does that mean the folks that bought the condos just got evicted with no compensation or is compensation to them part of the deal with Skyline?
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:54 AM
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Love capitalism, this is an unfortunate byproduct. Going to have to upgrade fuel tanks and run a little farther.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MajSchaefer View Post


That is what you got out of that article?? That the guy is a “scum bag”?!?!
Yes.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Enyar View Post
Love capitalism, this is an unfortunate byproduct. Going to have to upgrade fuel tanks and run a little farther.
The problem is you have capitalists that are dealing with a corrupt, broke, socialist government. The Bahamanian govt can't tie their own shoes let alone manage a country.
They have run out of ''other'' people's money and are now for sale to the highest bidder.
We are headed to the Abacos for our umpteenth time in 25 years.
We are renting the same house we did 5 years ago, flying the same airline (Air Unlimited), and renting the same boat for the week. Trip is costing us $4k more than just 5 years ago!! Taxes, fees and corruption have crippled many areas of the Bahamas.

Keep biting the hand that feeds you and eventually it bites back harder.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
The problem is you have capitalists that are dealing with a corrupt, broke, socialist government. The Bahamanian govt can't tie their own shoes let alone manage a country.
They have run out of ''other'' people's money and are now for sale to the highest bidder.
We are headed to the Abacos for our umpteenth time in 25 years.
We are renting the same house we did 5 years ago, flying the same airline (Air Unlimited), and renting the same boat for the week. Trip is costing us $4k more than just 5 years ago!! Taxes, fees and corruption have crippled many areas of the Bahamas.

Keep biting the hand that feeds you and eventually it bites back harder.
I agree to a certain extent, but I also think it has to do with the stimulation of the US economy which is creating more tourism demand in the Bahamas. They know they can get more $$ for house rentals, boat rentals, airfare, fuel, meals, etc. Why would they leave meat on the bone? When things fall-out over here, prices will go back to what you paid 5, 8 and 10 years ago. Supply and demand.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
The problem is you have capitalists that are dealing with a corrupt, broke, socialist government. The Bahamanian govt can't tie their own shoes let alone manage a country.
They have run out of ''other'' people's money and are now for sale to the highest bidder.
We are headed to the Abacos for our umpteenth time in 25 years.
We are renting the same house we did 5 years ago, flying the same airline (Air Unlimited), and renting the same boat for the week. Trip is costing us $4k more than just 5 years ago!! Taxes, fees and corruption have crippled many areas of the Bahamas.

Keep biting the hand that feeds you and eventually it bites back harder.
That is why we are patronizing the Keys moving forward.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:32 PM
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Someone told me a long time ago in the Bahamas. What are the 3 things the Bahamians want to know about an American? 1) How long are you here for? 2) When are you leaving? 3) How much money do you have?
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
Someone told me a long time ago in the Bahamas. What are the 3 things the Bahamians want to know about an American? 1) How long are you here for? 2) When are you leaving? 3) How much money do you have?
Can you not say that about any tourist-driven area? I have house in a shore community. The population goes up exponentially from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We would call the people that swarmed the island "Bennies" because they were there for the benefits. They were fleeced everywhere they went. We we happy to see them go. The running thing was that Summer started in October. The best month to be there.

Look at Florida. Nobody loves this place more than I do -- but at the end of the day the tourists are what drive our economy for the most part. So we put up with nasty Canadians and people from up North -- they buy fuel, pay all the fees and taxes... and we live State income tax-free.

Then they leave, and it doesn't take me 40 minutes to drive my kids to school. LOL.
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