The actor confirmed his plans to build a casino as part of the planned US 250 million Paradise Found resort in Barbuda.
Antigua & Barbuda.- Actor Robert De Niro confirmed plans to build a casino as part of the planned US 250 million Paradise Found resort in Barbuda alongside billionaire James Packer.
De Niro told Forbes magazine how he used to travel to Antigua and Barbuda regularly since his early twenties saying the people and location are special. The 72-year-old actor outlined that he has been treated very well there by the present government with Ambassador Gilbert Boustany and Prime Minister Gaston Browne pushing hard for the development.
The projected resort will have six overwater villas complete with small individual docks, in addition to the main 50 villas and cottages which are each planned with a private pool. It has transpired that 12 water moorings are approved for a new superyacht marina located in front of the resort accessible to Paradise Found guests and owners only. Furthermore, 6 water moorings in front of Princess Diana Beach will be also installed, directly Northwest of Uncle Roddy’s which will be accessible to the public.
According to Forbes reports a special philanthropy agreement will create a beautification project for the island which includes reducing visual pollution and removing condemned buildings. Under this agreement, a medical building and clinic for residents as well as homes will be offered to low income families. The 859-acre lease includes the 55 acres of the existing K Club in addition to an extra 137 acres and another 167 acres of buffer land.