The Baha Mar resort includes four luxury hotels and a sprawling casino. It features its own 18-hole golf course and also has more than 50 restaurants, with state of the art 100,000sq-ft casino that match those in Las Vegas. But recently 2,000 workers, who had remained on the unopened mega-resort’s payroll despite months of inactivity were laid off. Approximately 350 Baha Mar employees remain on-staff, working to help preserve the resort’s properties.
A few months ago the prime minister of the Bahamas moved to take control of an unfinished $3.5 billion resort in Nassau, setting the stage for a battle over the project between the government and the local billionaire family developing it.