Here was another beautiful day in the raising story of Atlantis when another property was going up. It meant more jobs for Bahamian, more guests for the country and more hope for the future. Hubert Ingraham brought the Atlantis story to the Bahamas, but take a closer look at this photo and analyze what is wrong. Butch Kerzner, the heir apparent has since died in a tragic death. Members of the Christie government seen here are all now out of power in opposition, with Christie on political life support. And old pap Kerzner is now focused on his new property in Dubai.
Paradise Island, Bahamas: Bahamas Press has learned that operations at the world famous Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island is being crippled by the global economic collapse, and therefore the resort management has decided to let go 10% of its workforce. If this is correct as announced by management at the resort, some 1,000 persons will be out of work this week.
Bahamas Press has learned that some workers would be sent home today. Another resort on Cable Beach has already been advised by its Jamaican head office to begin termination rounds of its employees, many of whom are already struggling on two and three work days.
Atlantis however saw brighter days when Christie was in power. Who remembers the opening of the Cove when some 2,000 employees were added to the property at the end of Christie’s term? However there is a story of Atlantis that is not being told and it is how the city fell.
The story is told how over 11,000 years ago there existed an island nation located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. The island was a center for trade and commerce. The rulers of this land held sway over the people and land of their own island, which went well into Europe and Africa.
For generations the Atlanteans lived simple, virtuous lives. But slowly they began to change. Greed and power began to corrupt them. When Zeus saw the immorality of the Atlanteans he gathered the other gods to determine a suitable punishment.
Soon, in one violent surge it was gone. The sea swallowed the island of Atlantis, its people, and its memory. Can this story be a repeat of what is unfolding before our eyes at Atlantis Paradise Island? The book of Solomon says, “There is nothing new under the sun.” We shall see.