The international community wakes up to De Niro


The news that some of the island’s residents are unhappy with the planned Paradise Found project is reaching a wider readership as the UK papers pick up the details of the story. The passage last week of the so-called Paradise Found Bill cleared a major hurdle to the $250m development on the site of the run-down and abandoned K Club, which closed in 2004. The new law gives the celebrity business partners more land on an already huge site; incentives including a 25-year tax holiday in return for re-building the exclusive beachfront resort, which will feature an eco-lodge and yacht marina, a casino and a new airport (for private jets) on Barbuda.

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