November 26, 1991 |
For the third consecutive year, Commodore International Ltd. yesterday held its annual shareholder meeting in a posh Bahamian country club near the home of its chairman and largest shareholder, Irving Gould. But the distance and expense of getting to the meeting on the island in the Atlantic during a holiday week didn't stop a handful of small shareholders of the West Chester company - mostly zealous users of Commodore's Amiga computer - from attending. "If Gould wants to shut users out, the next meeting's going to have to be in Siberia," Edward Gee, of Havertown, a medical-equipment technician, said before the meeting at the Lyford Cay Club.
January 4, 1991 |
When he recruits basketball players for his Ursinus College men's team, coach Al Angelos makes sure to mention the one far-flung holiday tournament that school officials have promised him and his team every four years. When he talks to would-be Division III players in the future, the team's recent weeklong appearance at the Nassau Sunshine Shootout in the Bahamas will merit more than a mention. The Ursinus players came home with more than suntans. Even Angelos was surprised as his team advanced through the eight-team field before losing the tournament finale Dec. 23 to Central Missouri State, one of the top-ranked Division II teams in the country.
November 1, 1987 |
Competition for the accolade of the most idyllic outpost in the Bahamas is stiff, but for tranquil, shallow waters, Lilliputian villages with an 18th- century flavor and unspoiled sun-drenched beaches, the Abacos win hands down. The Abacos are a group of islands and cays forming a boomerang shape around the Sea of Abaco about 180 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. Low-lying, with sand fine enough for egg-timers and water averaging 6 to 12 feet in most places between the islands, they have escaped excessive commercial development.
March 17, 2014 |
Police in the Bahamas are investigating the stabbing of a Berks County businessman found dead at an island resort. The body of Carl Yerger, 45, of Ruscombmanor, was discovered early Friday on the grounds of his hotel in Bimini, a popular deep-sea fishing destination 50 miles off the Florida coast. Royal Bahamas police said Saturday that Yerger had been stabbed multiple times and that four male suspects were in custody but had not yet been charged. Yerger's widow, Rebecca, said police told her her husband was killed in a random act of violence.
September 8, 1988 |
Four prominent Republicans in George Bush's presidential campaign worked for a firm that promised a "back channel relationship" between the Reagan administration and the Bahamas at a time when U.S. officials suspected Bahamian leaders of accepting payoffs from drug traffickers. A 1984 memo made available by a Democratic congressman from Ohio tells how the lobbying and political consulting firm of Black, Manafort & Stone proposed - for an $800,000 fee - to improve the standing in Washington of the Bahamas and its president, Lynden O. Pindling, who was believed by U.S. drug officials to be taking bribes from Latin American drug traffickers.
December 16, 2013 |
FREEPORT, Bahamas - When did choosing the winter escape for your modern family get to be such a challenging proposition? It seems there was a time when the ideal sunshine getaway was a simple triangulation of travel budget, holiday allocation, and beckoning beach. But with your family tree sprouting in new directions, training all those branches in a singular route to the sun poses a serious test to your role as head arborist. Sure, the 17-year-old is content to toast on the beach and shop for eye candy.
August 24, 1990 |
After dodging rush-hour traffic to recover $500,000 worth of Wawa convenience store money orders from a busy highway, Joe Manko figured he'd get a reward. And his co-workers guessed it would be a year's supply of free coffees. Instead, Wawa executives yesterday drove Manko to corporate headquarters in Wawa and announced that his quick thinking and agile driving - not to mention his honesty - were being rewarded with an all-expenses paid, week-long trip to the Bahamas. A padlocked bag containing American Express money orders fell off a company distribution truck shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
July 11, 2014 |
REGULAR READERS know that nothing lifts Tattle from our Kardashian -induced koma than rich people fighting over rich-people things. While the rest of us are merely trying to keep our heads above water, anger is escalating in the Bahamas (even the anger is better there) in one of the island's wealthiest, most exclusive communities. It's probably only a matter of time before the mortar shells start flying. More than 100 people, including Sean Connery and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady , have filed a legal complaint against the Bahamian government over an effort by eccentric fashion mogul Peter Nygard to redevelop his fire-damaged Mayan-themed compound in the Lyford Cay community.
March 24, 1987 |
A shark may be able to smell blood a quarter-mile away. But Universal Studio executives can smell profits more than a quarter-year away - all the way to July 3, the opening date set for Jaws: The Revenge. A cast and crew of 125 are battling a backbreaking production schedule, stormy weather and "rebellious" mechanical monsters in an effort to wrap filming - six shooting days on Martha's Vineyard, at least 41 in the Bahamas and 10 in Los Angeles - by the end of April. If the film is completed on time, the two years of work it usually takes to move a major movie from idea to screen will have been compressed into a frantic nine months.
August 10, 1991 |
Fresh from a three-night jaunt to a luxury hotel in Miami, the U.S. men's basketball team answered critics of the trip with another display of excess. As if to show that the vacation from the Pan-American Games athletes' village was worth it, the U.S. team pounded a little squad from the Bahamas, 116-58, last night. The victory, which gave the Americans a 4-0 record, meant nothing to them in the tournament, since they had already clinched the top spot in their pool. But the win was impressive, from the 18-0 streak at the start to the reverse two-handed dunk at the buzzer by Walt Williams.