Bahamas

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In a decision criticized by locals and environmentalists, the government of the Bahamas has given tentative approval to a plan by Disney Cruise Line to build a cruise port on the southern tip of the thin, 110-mile-long island of Eleuthera. The port would be part of a 746-acre development by the...
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Sungjae Im on Thursday was named the Web.com Tour's 2018 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Im won twice on the Web.com this year, taking the season opener in January, The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, and the season finale in August, the WinCo Foods Portland Open, to become the first player in history lead the circuit's money list wire-to-wire. In a player vote, Im bested Anders Albertson, Sam Burns, Kramer Hickok and Martin Trainer, 2018's only other two-time winner, for POY honors, and Burns, Hickock, Trainer and Cameron Champ for ROY honors.
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3 days ago
Interest is particularly strong in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos.
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Rival Presidents Cup golf captains Tiger Woods and Ernie Els will travel to Melbourne during the next two months to undertake separate reconnaissance missions at Royal Melbourne. Although Woods won't tee up a ball in competition, the 14-time major winner will make his first trip to Australia in seven years on December 5-6. Woods, who capped his latest injury comeback with victory at the recent Tour Championship, will dash from his foundation's unofficial US PGA Tour event in the Bahamas to Melbourne - where he will also take part in promotional activities to mark one year out from the 2019 edition of the biennial teams event.
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1 week ago
The entrepreneur behind a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that collapsed in chaos in 2017 was sentenced to six years in prison by a US judge on Thursday after admitting fraud. Billy McFarland, 26, was the force behind the Fyre Festival, which billed itself as the ultimate upscale getaway amid a fast-growing market for music events. Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each, but instead found tents that wouldn't have looked out of place in relief camps and cuisine that was just rudimentary sandwiches. "Today, McFarland found out the hard way that empty promises don't lead to jet-setting, champagne and extravagant parties - they lead to federal prison," said US Attorney for Manhattan, Geoffrey Berman. The New Yorker admitted wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements in a two-pronged plea in March and July. Had he gone to trial and been convicted, he could have faced 20 years in prison. In addition to his jail time,...
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1 week ago
The entrepreneur behind a luxury music festival in the Bahamas that collapsed in chaos in 2017 was sentenced to six years in prison by a US judge on Thursday after admitting fraud. Billy McFarland, 26, was the force behind the Fyre Festival, which billed itself as the ultimate upscale getaway amid a fast-growing market for music events. Hundreds of partygoers headed to the Bahamas, some paying more than $100,000 each, but instead found tents that wouldn't have looked out of place in relief camps and cuisine that was just rudimentary sandwiches.
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1 week ago
The creator of the highly publicized and famously failed Fyre Festival music bash has been sent to prison in the U.S. for six years.
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“The remorse I feel is crushing," Billy McFarland say. Billy McFarland, the 26-year-old organizer and founder of the Fyre Festival, has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for multiple counts of fraud. McFarland’s attorneys had asked the court for leniency, saying that he suffered from bipolar disorder—and the disgraced promotor repeatedly apologized for his actions. Nonetheless, U.S. District Judge Naomi Buchwald felt that a six-year sentence was in order.Buchwald told the court, “Bipolar does not excuse behavior,” pointing out that McFarland had blatantly lied to investors. Nonetheless, the sentence could have been harsher: he was facing the possibility of up to 20 years in prison. According to prosecutors, McFarland stole more than $26 million from Fyre Festival investors and contractors.One of the fraud charges stemmed from a failed festival in the Bahamas. McFarland promoted that event with the help of celebrity investors who included Kendall Jenner...
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1 week ago
The creator of the Fyre Festival, a highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas, was ordered Thursday to spend six years in prison by a judge who called him a "serial fraudster."
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Billy McFarland, the 26 year old con-artist who organized a disastrous Bahamas music festival in 2017 was sentenced to six years in federal prison on multiple counts of fraud. Ticket buyers who paid $12,000 had been promised a "first class" experience on a private island with yacht rides, gourmet meals, supermodels, and luxury villas but instead received school bus shuttles, cheese slices on bread, feral dogs, disaster relief tents and no musical performances. From the New York Times: Prosecutors said that the music festival, which was to have taken place in 2017, was the product of an elaborate scheme. The festival’s website identified its location as Fyre Cay, a fictional place that was described as a private island that had once belonged to the drug lord Pablo Escobar. Actually, Mr. McFarland secured some land on Great Exuma just weeks before the festival and hired workers who scrambled to prepare for the event. But as ticket holders arrived, Mr. McFarland’s plans unraveled an...
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Remember the disaster that was the Fyre Festival? Well, its founder, 26-year-old Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay $26,182,386 on Thursday. McFarland was found guilty of multiple counts of fraud that included the Fyre Festival debacle in which he scammed his investors out of $26 million, according to a Vice News report. SEE ALSO: The best scammers of 2018, ranked Hundreds of millennials traveled to the Bahamas in April of 2017 to attend the Fyre Festival. Once there, it was clear they had been duped out of the experience promised by McFarland and his numerous celebrity endorsers—Ja Rule, Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner—as a part of his elaborate ticket scam. Tickets to the festival were sold for $450 to over $12,000. Read more...More about Scam, Fyre Festival, Culture, and Web Culture
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Remember the disaster that was the Fyre Festival? Well, its founder, 26-year-old Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay $26,182,386 on Thursday. McFarland was found guilty of multiple counts of fraud that included the Fyre Festival debacle in which he scammed his investors out of $26 million, according to a Vice News report. SEE ALSO: The best scammers of 2018, ranked Hundreds of millennials traveled to the Bahamas in April of 2017 to attend the Fyre Festival. Once there, it was clear they had been duped out of the experience promised by McFarland and his numerous celebrity endorsers—Ja Rule, Bella Hadid, Kylie Jenner—as a part of his elaborate ticket scam. Tickets to the festival were sold for $450 to over $12,000. Here's a little taste of what attendees endured: So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA — William N....
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The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison.
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The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison
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NEW YORK (AP) — The promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas has been sentenced to six years in prison. Billy McFarland was sentenced on Thursday in Manhattan federal court. McFarland has twice pleaded guilty to charges. First, he admitted earlier this year he defrauded investors in the 2017 Fyre Festival. […]
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A Queens man strangled his girlfriend after she broke up with him while they were on a Bahamas cruise, officials announced Wednesday. The ship was returning to New York on Sept. 7 when Carlos Batista Jr.’s girlfriend of a year told him she wanted to end things, according to a complaint filed in Manhattan federal...
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1 week ago
A colony of pigs in the Exumas, a set of islands in the northern part of the Bahamas, rushes into the ocean in hopes of food every time they hear boats motoring nearby.
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I admit that I was surprised when Immanuel Quickley started three out of the four games in the Bahamas. Once Ashton Hagans reclassified and committed to Kentucky, Quickley became somewhat of a forgotten man. He was the first to commit in the 2018 class and John Calipari had him targeted as his point
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I admit that I was surprised when Immanuel Quickley started three out of the four games in the Bahamas. Once Ashton Hagans reclassified and committed to Kentucky, Quickley became somewhat of a forgotten man. He was the first to commit in the 2018 class and John Calipari had him targeted as his point
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1 week ago
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's other ship, the Grand Classica, is taking over the Grand Celebration's cruise schedule for October and November.
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The transformation was apparent from the beginning of UK's preseason trip to the Bahamas. Nick Richards — the sophomore center who struggled so mightily as a freshman — had a team-high 19 points in the Wildcats' opening game that week, and he looked like a completely different player on the court
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The transformation was apparent from the beginning of UK's preseason trip to the Bahamas. Nick Richards — the sophomore center who struggled so mightily as a freshman — had a team-high 19 points in the Wildcats' opening game that week, and he looked like a completely different player on the court
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2 weeks ago
MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Leslie has formed far out over the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters say large swells from the Category 1 storm will continue to affect portions of the southeastern U.S., Bermuda and the Bahamas over the next few days. The swells are also expected to increase near […]
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Tommy Fleetwood has revealed the secret behind his triumphant Ryder Cup pairing with Francesco Molinari, describing how the close friends plotted to play together while on holiday in the Bahamas. Fleetwood told how he and Molinari discussed their potential dream partnership on the beach before captain Thomas Bjorn showed “faith” by pairing them throughout the foursomes and fourballs. “We saw that coming,” said Fleetwood after his heroics at Le Golf National.
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3 weeks ago
The southern point of the Bahamian island of Eleuthera is a postcard-perfect paradise with white-sand beaches, limestone bluffs and turquoise-blue waters. Disney Cruise Line, part of the Walt Disney Co. entertainment empire, wants to buy 746 acres at the southern end of the 110-mile-long island...
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Between shifts ladling hot meals at the dining hall, Deborah Ramirez did her best to fit in with the blue-blooded social set of Yale University in the 1980s. She took a chartered flight to the Bahamas sophomore year with dozens of other spring breakers and attended booze-filled parties on campus with private-school grads.
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3 weeks ago
Kentucky freshman Tyler Herro wasted no time letting his presence be felt in the Bahamas, leading the team in points and looking the part of a one-and-done. Herro averaged 17.3 points over four games, hitting 44% of his three-point attempts and all 15 of his free throws. He showed that he is a dangerous
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Kentucky freshman Tyler Herro wasted no time letting his presence be felt in the Bahamas, leading the team in points and looking the part of a one-and-done. Herro averaged 17.3 points over four games, hitting 44% of his three-point attempts and all 15 of his free throws. He showed that he is a dangerous
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