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Screw You Biminites, Its not your Island!

Excerpts from an article in Ocean Drive Magazine shows you how Resorts World feels about "East Miami"

Note the part about the Development ultimately covering the entire North Island!

Maybe Genting is buying up South Bimini to move all the undesirable people called Biminites away from the new development!


A hop, skip, and a jump due east from Miami, but far enough over the horizon line that you’ve most certainly left the building, a crop of huge and ultra-luxurious new residential developments are being built in the Bahamas. These new second-home spots and vacation destinations are at a scale the likes of which we’re used to seeing in Miami, but come with uniquely Caribbean superlatives, like state-of-the-art mega-yacht marinas, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, a private beach behind every home, and even experimental alternative energy sources.

On the Bimini Islands, the closest bits of dry land to Miami, the resort of Bimini Bay—eventually to cover almost the entire island of North Bimini—is being presented by its promoters as basically an appendage of Miami, a “Miami East” with existing hotels and casino, and a new crop of high-priced single-family “estate” homes. Genting, that multinational would-be builder of the world’s biggest casino in Miami, has in the last year come in to operate the original resort area and rebrand it as Resorts World Bimini. Perhaps they’re hoping that enough Miamians will come over on Genting’s new Bimini SuperFast ferry, have a fabulous time, and think, Boy, wouldn’t this be more fun without having to schlep through customs!

A new Bimini Bay residential program is being touted as a “Hamptons of Miami.” The Miami-based Capo Group and its subsidiary RAV Bahamas are hard at work on a $250 million residential expansion to Bimini Bay called Rockwell Island Beach Estates. The 105 homes cost $2 million to $4 million each and come in styles with names like Palladian, Moorish, and Feng Shui. Lots stretch the width of the narrow island, giving homeowners two water frontages, a white-sand beach on one side and more than 100 feet of private yacht dockage on the other, a remarkably similar layout to certain oceanfront Palm Beach neighborhoods.

Resorts World Bimini
Resorts World Bimini features a combination of 245 guest units, private island homes, and luxury villas.

A 28-key boutique hotel, club areas, golf course, and cluster of villas on stilts out over Bimini’s turquoise bay (think Bora Bora, not Stiltsville) will complement the Rockwell estate houses. The resort aspect will be furthered by a rental program for homeowners, allowing them to rent out their homes when they are themselves not in residence, with the resort handling all the details.


Read more at http://oceandrive.com/living/articles/luxury-resort-getaways-in-the-bahamas#Dg0x04h9WAOC1z0x.99
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  • BiminiwallBiminiwall Posts: 79 Deckhand
    Pretty sad state of affairs.
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,214 AG
    It all boils down to one word
    > MONEY
  • BiminiwallBiminiwall Posts: 79 Deckhand
    Gary M wrote: »
    It all boils down to one word
    > MONEY

    Same happens in the US. Politicians are paid off to create new laws or to benefit their friends. Same thing is happening here.

    Here is an interesting facebook page that popped up over the last week. These are Bimini Bay residents speaking out against the Resort World development. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concerned-homeowners-in-Bimini-Bay-ResortResorts-World-Bimini/114418125419361

    They are not listening to the Bimini people, nor are they listening to the original BB owners.
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 5,858 Admiral
    Kind of funny. Seemed like Oceanaire was the spokesperson for Bimini Bay last year defending all this and now BB residents are speaking out against it?
  • Oceanaire, Thats a name absent from here for a while!
  • Bimini DreamBimini Dream Posts: 407 Deckhand
    Sometimes it's a little hard trying to figure out who's who at times. I have a problem keeping track of myself with one let alone multiple identities. lol.
    A Part Of Paradise
    http://onetoughkitty.com
  • abacofeverabacofever Posts: 377 Officer
    Think of it this way. If you had the financial backing in place ? Buy out every single local on North Bimini or starve them out by shutting down their way of livelihood. Then buy them out. Several hundred hundred Million should do it. The island would be worth Billions after they turned it into another South Beach. Do not think it can't happen. Follow the money.
  • SapingasKangasSapingasKangas Posts: 279 Officer
    Attention all Latins: I believe [email protected] Blanks and his cronies are just yanking our chain; they are demonstrating how futile it is to rant and rave across an ocean for change. Remember, you can play with the chain but not the monkey.
  • BiminiwallBiminiwall Posts: 79 Deckhand
    Attention all Latins: I believe [email protected] Blanks and his cronies are just yanking our chain; they are demonstrating how futile it is to rant and rave across an ocean for change. Remember, you can play with the chain but not the monkey.

    We get it. You don't like anything Ron says, and you dont like anyone telling another country what to do. You've made your point clear here numerous times a day.
  • SapingasKangasSapingasKangas Posts: 279 Officer
    Cronies: Have UnJustice Scalia teach you about Eminent Domain. There has always been the haves and have nots, all the way back to when we stopped dragging our knuckles. If it doesn't appeal to you then there's always Socialism (Ron's favorite punch against POTUS) in Russia, China..........Sorry Russia and China, I meant Aristocracy. They learned that from....
  • BiminiwallBiminiwall Posts: 79 Deckhand
    Cronies: Have UnJustice Scalia teach you about Eminent Domain. There has always been the haves and have nots, all the way back to when we stopped dragging our knuckles. If it doesn't appeal to you then there's always Socialism (Ron's favorite punch against POTUS) in Russia, China..........Sorry Russia and China, I meant Aristocracy. They learned that from....

    You are telling people they shouldn't be telling others what to do.
  • SapingasKangasSapingasKangas Posts: 279 Officer
    Biminiwall wrote: »
    You are telling people they shouldn't be telling others what to do.

    me no comprendo you.
  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,666 Captain
    Biminiwall wrote: »
    We get it. You don't like anything Ron says, and you dont like anyone telling another country what to do. You've made your point clear here numerous times a day.

    does he not have the same right to make his point as many times as Ron?


  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 9,120 Admiral
    Attention all Latins: I believe [email protected] Blanks and his cronies are just yanking our chain; they are demonstrating how futile it is to rant and rave across an ocean for change. Remember, you can play with the chain but not the monkey.

    How is that working out for the cuban situation , with that embargo thing? how long has that been going on anyway? and has it helped?
  • Sappy,

    We will are are making a difference.

    Watch while I set up a monitoring program for the locals to document the environmental carnage..........


    (while sap slaps his monkey.....)


    BTW Dragon, right on, the Miami Cubans have done nothing but ***** for an embargo. Can any of them imagine what we would do if that happened to our country, I am sure you would not see any of us running(or rafting) away from the problem.
    The problem wtih Cuba is everyone ran instead of fighting.

    You will not see the Biminites run, they will fight!
  • SapingasKangasSapingasKangas Posts: 279 Officer
    Sappy,

    We will are are making a difference.

    Watch while I set up a monitoring program for the locals to document the environmental carnage..........


    (while sap slaps his monkey.....)


    BTW Dragon, right on, the Miami Cubans have done nothing but ***** for an embargo. Can any of them imagine what we would do if that happened to our country, I am sure you would not see any of us running(or rafting) away from the problem.
    The problem wtih Cuba is everyone ran instead of fighting.

    You will not see the Biminites run, they will fight!

    The embargo is U.S. policy, flawed as it may be. And I don't have to imagine, I remember reading about a Civil War in wich the good guys won. Although I see the enemie's funny flag from time to time.
    BTW, I do slap my monkey; doesn't everyone ?
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 9,120 Admiral
    The embargo is U.S. policy, flawed as it may be. And I don't have to imagine, I remember reading about a Civil War in wich the good guys won. Although I see the enemie's funny flag from time to time.
    BTW, I do slap my monkey; doesn't everyone ?

    The embargo is supported by the cuban communities. Any mention of altering has the old guard whining.
    And Ron is right had half of the fleeing cubans stood up things would probably be different.
    the only way things are going to change there is to end the embargo.
  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,666 Captain
    Sappy,

    We will are are making a difference.

    Watch while I set up a monitoring program for the locals to document the environmental carnage..........


    (while sap slaps his monkey.....)


    BTW Dragon, right on, the Miami Cubans have done nothing but ***** for an embargo. Can any of them imagine what we would do if that happened to our country, I am sure you would not see any of us running(or rafting) away from the problem.
    The problem wtih Cuba is everyone ran instead of fighting.

    You will not see the Biminites run, they will fight!

    your statements evidence your ignorance, bigotry and how little of a man and person you are.


  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 9,120 Admiral
    alacrity wrote: »
    your statements evidence your ignorance, bigotry and how little of a man and person you are.

    How so?
  • SapingasKangasSapingasKangas Posts: 279 Officer
    The embargo is supported by the cuban communities. Any mention of altering has the old guard whining.
    And Ron is right had half of the fleeing cubans stood up things would probably be different.
    the only way things are going to change there is to end the embargo.

    Different as much as Las Vegas would not be what it is today and neither would South Florida. And it's a powerful minority that support the embargo. We have relations with countries that have worse track records than Cuba and unfortunately we can't rewrite history. I say end the embargo and improve relations as I would love to travel there by boat.
  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,666 Captain
    the only way things are going to change there is to end the embargo.

    walk me through how this would work.


  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,666 Captain
    How so?

    and why dont you start another thread rather than derail this one?


  • Blue ZoneBlue Zone Posts: 414 Officer
    Dragon,

    As much as I think you're a swell guy and I have enjoyed your past banter and postings from my favorite Rybo, the debate on Cuba belongs not only on another thread, but also in another section. The Bimini debate is about RW's impact on the environment and a fishery intertwined with, yes, some politics; Cuba is a never-ending political issue. Alacrity and I have come to blows over this before and, trust me, nobody is right.
  • testerman28testerman28 Posts: 1,329 Officer
    I believe that the way we in America treat Cuba and all the BS that goes along with it is just plain stupid... I believe evry man or woman is equal if they have a good heart. politics suk so bad and drives barriers between the real people
  • needtofishneedtofish Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    [email protected]

    You sir are obviously living with your head buried in the sand. Just the meer comment about running and not fighting shows me how miss informed you are. For your information there was actually a group of Cubans that not only didn't run but went back to fight for there country. With the promise of support from our government which never materialized. The brave men that went on that mission were left without cover. So maybe if we would of just supported those brave men we would be talking about how big red was going to Cuba for drugs,salsa and disco. And your dear biminites would have there island all to themselves. I think we all need to respect each other's opionions. And agree to disagree. Born and raised and proud to be an American.
  • needtofish wrote: »
    [email protected]

    You sir are obviously living with your head buried in the sand. Just the meer comment about running and not fighting shows me how miss informed you are. For your information there was actually a group of Cubans that not only didn't run but went back to fight for there country. With the promise of support from our government which never materialized. The brave men that went on that mission were left without cover. So maybe if we would of just supported those brave men we would be talking about how big red was going to Cuba for drugs,salsa and disco. And your dear biminites would have there island all to themselves. I think we all need to respect each other's opionions. And agree to disagree. Born and raised and proud to be an American.

    This thread is about BIMINI!!!

    Cuba is a whole other story, with contradicting history from both sides. I grew up in Hialeah when the signs were in English, so I lived this country's side of the story. Many, many of my childhood friends came over early and brought a great attitude from their country here to the US. My greatest memory was how the new Cubans stuck together, supported each other, and took in family members until they got on their feat! Great people, great culture, wish we could easily go there to visit!
  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,666 Captain
    This thread is about BIMINI!!!

    Cuba is a whole other story, with contradicting history from both sides. I grew up in Hialeah when the signs were in English, so I lived this country's side of the story. Many, many of my childhood friends came over early and brought a great attitude from their country here to the US. My greatest memory was how the new Cubans stuck together, supported each other, and took in family members until they got on their feat! Great people, great culture, wish we could easily go there to visit!

    hypocrisy at its best. its a family trait.


  • alacrity wrote: »
    hypocrisy at its best. its a family trait.

    KMA!
  • needtofishneedtofish Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    Ok so if this thread was about Bimini? Why would you reference Cubans leaving there country rather than staying and have every human dignity taken from them.you can't have it both ways. I dought strongly you have a true Cuban friend when you speak of them in an inferior manner. Or you just don't say it to there face.
  • BiminiwallBiminiwall Posts: 79 Deckhand
    Just so we are clear, Sap derailed the thread by starting with the Cuban comment.
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