The Bahamas: Consultant's Paradise Lost


Despite the air-conditioned comfort of the pine-paneled hearing room in Nassau's Supreme Court building, the rotund witness mopped repeatedly at his ample jowls and bald dome. His sweat was understandable. Sir Stafford Lofthouse Sands, 54, until eight months ago the most powerful political figure in the Bahama Islands, was trying to explain just why he had been paid $1,800,000 by the operators of two lavish and controversial casinos. The money, charged a royal investigating commission, had changed hands both before and after the casino owners were exempted from the Bahamas' law...

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