Month: October 2016

Nygard fabricated insider trading and Ku Klux Klan allegations against Louis Bacon

Two videos allegedly fabricated to include billionaire Louis Bacon’s name in news stories dealing with insider trading and the Ku Klux Klan have been submitted to a Manhattan judge in an appeal to have a high-profile defamation case tried in New York rather than The Bahamas, according to the Tribune.

 

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The Business of Tourism: 17th Cacique Awards in #Bahamas

Nominations for the 17th Cacique Awards to be held in January 2017 are now open.

The awards, which celebrate the brightest and the best in the country’s hospitality industry, will be held at the Melia Nassau Resort on January 21st under the theme, “The Business of Tourism”.

Co-Chairman and Producer of the Cacique Awards Charity Armbrister, who is also the director of events at the Ministry of Tourism, promises that this Cacique Awards will be like none other.

“The Cacique Awards are the most prestigious Tourism and Hospitality Awards.  It is a national award where Bahamians from Grand Bahama to Inagua can be nominated or become a winner. Over the years, the Family Islands have taken many categories back to the islands,” she said.

There are 17 local categories and five international categories that will be honoured.

This year, officials have added the Willfred “Willie Love” Knowles, Tourism Ambassador Award.

“This year, there will be an honorary award to be presented to his wife.  Next year, this category will be added to the Nomination form.  As you may know Willie died recently, and was a great entertainer and Tourism Ambassador in Grand Bahama,” Ms. Armbrister said.

Director, writer and choreographer of the Cacique Awards is Ian Poitier.

  • Nominations can be done online at http://www.caciqueawards.com or forms can be collected at any Bahamas Ministry of Tourism office in the Family Islands or abroad.
  • Nominees must be Bahamian.  Persons may be nominated for more than one category.
  • However, the nomination forms outline specifically what the requirements are for each category. 
  • The deadline for nominees is October 14. 
  • The nominees will be presented at a later date.

For more information, contact the Ministry of Tourism at 302-2000.

Nassau Guardian: Nygard paid for ads against Louis Bacon

The saga continues in the Bahamas between billionaires Bacon and Nygard.

According to an apology published in the Nassau Guardian (pictured), Bahamas-resident Peter Nygard’s Nygard International Partnership paid for adverts to be featured in the newspaper that made unsubstantiated claims against his neighbor and fellow billionaire Louis Bacon.

This appears to be connected to recent revelations apparently evidencing Nygard’s involvement in a bizarre online harassment campaign against Bacon.

The full text reads:

We wish to apologise to Mr. Louis Bacon for certain statements contained in two (2) adverts published in our newspaper on the 29th January, 2016 and 22nd February, 2016.

The adverts in question were paid for by Nygard International Partnership and contained in “wrap arounds”. Both of the adverts could have been understood as suggesting that Mr. Bacon had spread a false story to Lyford Cay Residents that Mr. Peter Nygard was planning to build a Stem Cell Clinic at Nygard Cay in order to mislead the Court into granting injunctions against Mr. Nygard. The truth is we were not provided with any evidence to substantiate such claims against Mr. Bacon, nor are we aware of any, and it was certainly not our intention to give any such impression.

We therefore apologise to Mr. Bacon and his family for publishing the aforementioned adverts as worded. We shall exercise more care in the future.

 

Tribune 242: The Power Of Women Supporting Women in #Bahamas

WOMEN entrepreneurs have always played an important role in the Bahamian economy, however, for many it is often a challenge to get the necessary exposure for their businesses.

When events like the recent Wise Women Festival come around, these ladies are thankful to have an avenue to promote the companies they are passionate about.

One vendor at last Saturday’s festival, Tish Ward, said this event was where Pop Stop, her handcrafted healthy gourmet popsicle company, initially got its start. She said she sees the annual festival as an opportunity to grow and expand as a young Bahamian businesswoman.

“The feedback has been amazing today and it is wonderful being around such successful women who are empowering other women. There is no greater power than to see a woman support another woman. Going out there in the real world may be difficult and sometimes it’s great when the real world comes to you, makes it a bit more easier,” said Tish.

The festival, held at a private residence, attracted over 120 guests and featured women entrepreneurs who showcased a diverse selection of food, agricultural items, art and handicrafts, healthy lifestyle options and who gave comedic presentations.

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Peter Nygard fabricates news clips in ‘smoking gun’ video

The Bahamian billionaire battle continues, so let’s go to the video.

That’s the charge brought by hedge fund titan Louis Bacon in submitting his appeal to have his defamation suit against Peter Nygard tried in New York.

The “smoking-gun video,” as described by Bacon’s defense, which previously was under seal, captures fashion-mogul Nygard observing what two off-screen voices call “fabricated” news clips that cast Bacon, a hedge-fund tycoon, in a maliciously bad light.

The video shows Nygard eating and drinking on a hotel bed with a younger woman while passing judgment on the fabricated news clips. The fabricated clips can be heard but not seen on the video, which Bacon’s legal team obtained through discovery for the trial.

One of the clips includes CBS footage on the insider-trading arrest of Rajat Gupta, only it has been doctored to swap in Moore in place of Gupta.

Similarly, in an ABC report “Inside the New Ku Klux Klan,” footage of Moore has been edited into the piece immediately after correspondent Cynthia McFadden ends her lead-in with: “It may surprise you who’s among their ranks.”

“We were gonna’ go further, but we’re not sure how far to take it,” says one of the off-screen voices, believed to be his son Jessar, who’s seeking instruction from Nygard.

“That’s not far,” he responds.

But Nygard warms up to the doctored footage, calling it “good stuff” near the end of the six-minute video.

And when an off-screen voice admits, “It’s pretty dirty,” Nygard agrees: “Pretty dirty.”

The sound track for the fabricated clips is consistent with a video currently available on YouTube, entitled “Is Louis Bacon Racist?”

That video was supposedly uploaded by a Vincent Roy, but one of its creators said in a deposition that its editing was done “at Peter Nygard’s instruction.”

A spokesman for Nygard said the fashion mogul did not know he was being video taped while watching and commenting on the fabricated news clips.

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