The Baha Mar Debacle

Saturday 16th, October 2010 / 09:32 Published by

Lights, camera, action!  At least, that was the theory.  With giddy fanfare the Christie administration broke into the ZNS evening news to broadcast live from Cable Beach a deal hyping an agreement with Baha Mar.  The made-for-television reality show was obviously and deliberately timed to coincide with the beginning of the evening news, commandeering most of that night’s broadcast.

But after the lights and cameras trekked back to Third Terrace Centreville, nothing happened.  Well, quite a bit happened. Except, of course, the construction of the promised mega complex.

The impressive architectural models and glittering high-tech videos of the touted development glossed over the realities on the ground.  The public relations bonanza also obscured the nature and details surrounding the proposed plans to re-develop the historic Cable Beach.

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