March 1, 2021

Barbuda fears land rights loss in bid to spread tourism from Antigua

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By Gregory Scruggs in Codrington From The Guardian UK As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the PM of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights Nearly four months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, residents fear the central government on neighbouring Antigua is poised to revoke […]

BARBUDA – Robert DeNiro pledges “significant contribution” to rebuilding effort

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From Caribbean News Service Movie actor Robert De Niro has also pledged to make a significant contribution to the rebuilding efforts of Barbuda. This was revealed by Government’s Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst in his minutes of Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. De Niro and Australian billionaire investor James Packer plan to build a US $250 […]

Anger on Princess Diana’s favorite paradise island

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By SARAH DEAN FOR MAILONLINE Anger on Princess Diana’s favorite paradise island as residents oppose $250m plans by Robert De Niro and James Packer to re-open Barbuda K Club where she took Wills and Harry Princess Diana holidayed at the K Club on the island of Barbuda in the nineties  The luxury resort closed in 2004 and […]

Antigua and Barbuda aim to emulate Dubai in the Caribbean

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By Sean Cronin From The International The Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda aim to emulate the success of Dubai in becoming a global tourism hub, with plans to build 10,000 hotel rooms and establish a direct flight from the emirate. The islands are targeting a big increase in tourism to fund a broader economic diversification […]

James Packer and Robert De Niro confirm Caribbean casino project

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By Kylie Taylor From OnlineCasino.com.au Robert De Niro and James Packer look likely to go ahead with a multi-million dollar casino project in the Caribbean. The Aussie gambling giant and Hollywood legend are good pals. And though the secretive mogul hasn’t outlined detailed plans for the new casino resort on Barbuda, De Niro wasted no […]

Mariah Carey to wed billionaire in Caribbean

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By KATE THOMAS FOR MAILONLINE Mariah Carey ‘set to wed billionaire fiancé James Packer in an intimate Caribbean ceremony this summer’ They got engaged last year after a whirlwind romance. And Mariah Carey is reportedly set to walk down the aisle with her billionaire fiancé James Packer in an intimate wedding this June, tying the […]

Robert De Niro’s Caribbean resort plan draws criticism

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By ELAINE GLUSAC From The New York Times In the year since the government of Antigua and Barbuda and investors led by the actor Robert De Niro announced plans to open a luxury resort on the smaller of the dual-island nation, protests have surfaced and the project has stalled, though the government vows construction will […]