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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 12:44:38 AM »

http://bernews.com/2016/06/designated-sites-st-georges-hamilton-princess/

Suddenly Fahy makes an announcement that St. George's and Princess are designated sites! Can Fahy explain how he chose St. George's when the qualifying criteria calls for a 200 room hotel and proposed St. George's hotel is only 122 rooms??  WTF  Seems the Senator has a reputation for making decisions without spending sufficient time to research the subject. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »

That whole project is a complete reversal of everything demanded or promised. From the horses mouth.... Bermuda wanted everything handed to them on a plate. Someone flashed the cash and they took the bait. Once everyone else walked away the rules got changed and government keeps folding their hand. Wonder what the commission paid to the advisor was based on.
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2016, 12:39:51 PM »

IMHO the Opposition and the public have accepted 'what will be will be' but a year from now the PLP will hang this SNAFU on the neck of the OBA. Add the cost of the BTA, ACBDA and AC35 and the PLP will have enough too win by a landslide.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2016, 01:32:06 PM »

Great suggestion re the old BoB building
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2016, 11:00:20 AM »

http://bernews.com/2016/07/casino-gaming-commission-on-caesars-visit/

This is one of those cases where refraining from crying foul and whining would have been the route an experienced attorney should have taken. Shhh

What the Opposition/DeSilva said in Bermuda is not likely to any effect on Caesars bottom line.

It should have been expected that someone somewhere would bring up the fact that Schuetz and Jones-Blackhurst were married at one time and now they were both involved in some way with gaming in Bermuda.

Dunch, Caesars, Schuetz and Jones-Blackhurst should have been prepared for the this to come out and should have been no surprise to any of them.     
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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2016, 11:53:44 AM »

IMHO the Opposition and the public have accepted 'what will be will be' but a year from now the PLP will hang this SNAFU on the neck of the OBA. ... the PLP will have enough too win by a landslide.

Funny, I was just having the same thought, although I was coming at it from the other end - not so much the PLP being on the attack, as people feeling that the OBA is as incompetent and sleazy as the PLP, so why bother to vote?  Disgusted

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2016, 05:53:39 PM »

http://bernews.com/2016/08/photos-superyacht-boardwalk-visits-st-georges/

The superyacht 'Boardwalk' is the private yacht of Tilman Fertitta, chairman, president and CEO of the privately owned Landry's Inc.. Landry's owns and operates a large number of restaurants and owns and operates the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casinos chain. Fertitta is worth more than $3B and has a much better business track record than Donald Trump. Usually Fertitta can be found where his yacht is, could Fertitta be in Bermuda to discuss another Golden Nugget Casino? Time will tell!    
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2016, 10:58:15 AM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20161008/gaming-operator-deterred-by-politicians

Emperor Dick speaks out again without any comment or backup from Fahy or the Premier. Could this interested party have been Tilman Fertitta? If it was, he is not the type who would waste time and money on Bermuda politicians. The Government is probably hoping that AC35 will take away some of the pressure to get gaming moving quicker.

Bermuda needs a few more like "BeyondSmartLady", her comments are "right on", she is has done her research and is prepared with facts, not BS like most others. Someone please get her to comment on BIAW too!!!!!!!!! 
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2016, 01:47:31 PM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20161118/banks-no-involvement-in-casinos 

This confirms that besides the Government there are some individuals who were clueless when they started to build the next Bermuda taxpayer financed empire. Now the excuses are coming out and every one is backing off, typical Bermuda SNAFU!

Without the damage done by the previous PLP government, just taking what the OBA has/hasn't done to put Bermuda on the track to recovery would baffle the first year students in any Business school. OBA have missed so many opportunities to move Bermuda ahead of many other countries but with most of Parliament having two jobs and very little outside Bermuda job experience their skills to run a country are limited too.

Go back and look at the accomplishments of the 40 Thieves and these business men were ahead of their time, they took the Island foundation and built a solid and sustainable Bermuda economy that all Bermudians benefitted from. They knew the Government had to run like their own businesses, be profitable and sustainable.

The OBA and PLP are a batch of egos more interested in their social life than the survival of Bermuda! 
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2017, 12:48:41 PM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170204/mps-attack-too-high-casino-fees    Anyone want to place a bet on Bermuda never having a casino?

He further accused the Gaming Commission of acting outside its remit by meeting with casino operators and attacking the body for its slow movement on bringing gaming to the island. But Dr Gibbons said the Gaming Commission has been conversing with between 12 and 15 gaming operators and has not heard pushback about the fee structure.

It wasn't very long ago that it was made public those who got a licence had to select their own gaming operator and be approved by the Gaming Commission. I doubt if the two who were "allegedly" selected for a licence want any more interference from Emperor Dick.

Wonder how this will affect the St. George hotel development as it appears to be stalled? Kevin Dallas was recently quoted as being "cautiously optimistic" about the development.
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2017, 02:16:15 PM »

Why we didn't simply outsource the duties of a Gaming Commission to (for instance) the Nevada Gaming Commission or similar is beyond me...couple years spent leasing and fitting ut offices, putting together committees, writing position papers, etc etc...and we're just now getting around to thinking about pricing.
Here's a suggestion, 4 licenses, 4 auctions for same, taxes to be a percentage of gross. simple, lets just get it done!

Worst thing we do on this island is forming Commissions...look at the Regulatory Authority, complete and utter waste of space, time and money. Since inception  of the RA telecoms have become LESS competitive, not more.
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« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2017, 03:12:05 PM »

http://www.royalgazette.com/politics/article/20170215/fees-threaten-casino-bid     

It is a safe bet the hotel development referred to is in St. George's and along with some other recent developments this may be a popular reason for backing out.
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