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Unfinished resort leaves Bahamas in the lurch

Construction of US$3.5b Baha Mar comes to a standstill after a dispute between the mega-resort's developer and his Chinese partners that led to bankruptcy court

The falling-out has left Baha Mar at a standstill, fenced off at the end of a road that bears its name, more than a year after its original opening date.

Nassau, Bahamas

TREI Bethel had been looking for work in the Bahamas for about a year when he finally got a break: a coveted spot in a programme that trained young Bahamians to work at Baha Mar, a US$3.5 billion mega-resort nearing completion on Nassau's white-sand Cable Beach.