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.



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.


Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation donates $250,000 for Hurricane Relief

Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation has announced a $250,000 donation toward the relief efforts and rebuilding needed after Hurricane Joaquin.

“The Bahamas are like a second home to me and my family,” said Louis Bacon. “We were saddened to learn of the devastation caused by Hurricane Joaquin in the southern islands. Having spent a great deal of time in these beautiful islands sailing, fishing and diving, my heart goes out to those families who live and labor in the Bahamas more remote islands, close to nature but most vulnerable. We pray that necessary aid gets to these islanders quickly and helps them in building back their lives, homes and communities.”

The Moore Bahamas Foundation, the Bahamas affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation founded by Louis Bacon in 1992, seeks to promote environmental education in the diverse ecosystems of The Bahamas. It aims to improve and preserve Bahamian land and water along with its inhabitants. The foundation is particularly focused on maintaining sustainable conch fishery and the Nassau Grouper.

Dr. Myles Munroe Memorial Service and Funeral Announced

By The Bahamas Weekly News Team

Nassau, Bahamas – A National Memorial Service has been announced for December 3rd, 2014 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau.

Memorial Services for Pastor Richard Pinder will take place on December 2nd at Bahamas Faith Ministries headquarters.

Pastors Myles and Ruth Munroe’s Funeral will be held on at the Bahamas Faith Ministries Church on the 4th of December.

Dr. Myles Munroe and Pastor Richard Pinder both perished with seven others, including Mrs. Ruth Munroe on Sunday, November 9th when his Lear jet crashed at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. It was en route from Nassau.

Reports said that the plane clipped the side of a crane at the Shipyard and “exploded on impact”. The weather was said to be a factor.

The nine passengers aboard the plane belonging to Dr. Myles Munroe were heading to Grand Bahama for the Global Leadership Forum scheduled for November 10th through 13th to be hosted by Myles Munroe, the leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, which did take place despite the tragedy.

Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Perry Christie said in a press statement, ” It is utterly impossible to measure the magnitude of Dr. Munroe’s loss to The Bahamas and to the world. He was indisputably one of the most globally recognizable religious figures our nation has ever produced. Dr. Munroe was a man of immense charisma and persuasive appeal. He was regarded by a great many persons as the Conscience of The Nation. Certainly, he was among the most defining and influential spiritual leaders of the modern Bahamas and, I daresay, of the wider world of Christian evangelism as well.”

Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said, ” Dr. Munroe was a global leader, a pillar of strength and inspiration for many and a pioneer of religious tourism in the Bahamas. Dr. Munroe also acted as an ambassador for The Bahamas, taking his Ministry to thousands and participated in numerous foundations and conclaves around the world.”

Bahamas Faith Ministries Pastor Dave Burrows said in a press statement, “We thank all Bahamians, and those who have called from the international community, for your prayers and expressions of comfort…”

(Video) Myles Munroe’s Family Issues Statement at Grand Bahama Press Conference

Dr. Myles Munroe was an internationally renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor. He had travelled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

This multi-gifted motivational speaker served as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.

Dr. Munroe represented his country as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He had also been honoured by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development.

Pas. Myles was the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior pastor. He was a proud parent of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.). He was 60 years old.

Persons may add messages of condolence at the Bahamas Faith Ministries Facebook page HERE

Brendal Stevens: Captain, Free-diver and Chef

Listen to what some folk tell you about all the time I spend out in the ocean swimming with the reef sharks, the black tips and the tarpon fish and you might start to think I don’t like living here on Abaco. But that’s about as far from the truth as you could possibly get. Hand on heart, I can honestly say there’s nowhere on earth I’d rather be than right here in the beautiful Green Turtle Cay. And if you’d discovered what a great place The Bahamas was back the 1970s, chances are it’d be me who’d brought you here as it was my handsome face our Ministry of Tourism used on all its billboards.

I guess it was running my Dive Centre, teaching people to scuba and snorkel and looking after all my fish buddies around the reef that put a stop to my modelling days. Not that I mind one little bit. Being out on the boats and in the water so much has meant I’ve got to witness some of nature’s big occasions the like of which a person sitting behind a desk could only dream of seeing. I remember clear as the water around Manjack Island watching a baby whale being born right here by the beach. I’ve seen dolphins mating and spotted eagle rays getting it together. And just about every season I could take you along the shoreline to the place the turtles dig their nests.

Even without these special events, spending my days introducing visitors to the stars of the grouper world like Junkanoo and Goombay, that big old eel Captain Calypso (‘The Historic Wreck of San Jacinto’ to his friends), the famous Georgette, Harvey, George, Stumpy and all the rest of the rays I’ve been hand-feeding for going on 20 years now, means I get to do what I love best; to make some mighty fine lunches out of fresh conch, to enjoy some pretty amazing experiences cruising out on the boats and to give all the thousands of holiday-makers I get to meet some unforgettable stories to take home with them.

Brendal Stevens, Captain, Free-diver and Chef – Abaco

Bahamian Model – Shakara Ledard


A young Bahamian beauty has made a name for herself in the competitive world of modeling and that’s Shakara Ledard. Shakara was born in the Bahamas but now lives in New York.

Shakara burst onto the modeling scene when she modeled for the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She modeled for the magazine for the following three years and was the first black female to be the cover model of Singapore’s prestigious Harpers Bazaar.

She’s also modeled for such famous clients as Levi’s, L’Oreal and Victoria’s Secret. What’s more she’s launched her own range of luxury street clothing, sold in more than seventy stores across the USA and known as the ROXS brand.

As well as all this, Shakara is now an actress and has appeared, following on from music videos with performers such as Justin Timberlake and in movies with co-stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Woody Harrelson.

Dr. Myles Munroe: Teacher, Author, Inspiration


Dr Myles Munroe is survived by his two children, his son Myles “Chairo” Jr Munroe and his daughter, Charisa Munroe.

Born and raised in New Providence in 1954, he received a degree in fine arts, education and theology from Oral Robert University in 1978, a Master’s degree in administration from the University of Tulsa in 1980 and has been awarded numerous honorary doctoral degrees.

He has also served as an adjunct professor of the Graduate School of Theology at Oral Roberts University.

According to his biography on Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM), he served as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations where he addressed critical issues “affecting every aspect of human development”.

In 1998, he became the Bahamas’ youngest ever recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award which he received from Queen Elizabeth of England.

He was the author or co-author of more than 100 books, study guides and audio tapes and has contributed to various Bible editions, journals, magazines and newsletters.

Dr Munroe frequently appeared at Christian events before mass audiences where he emphasised the Kingdom of God and his belief that the whole Bible revolved around that kingdom. He appeared alongside some of the most prominent preachers in the evangelical community, including Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Eddie Long and Pastor Benny Hinn.