Lucia to open first casino
reported by The Jamaica Observer
St. Lucia -
St. Lucian authorities have approved plans for the first
casino in the eastern Caribbean island, hoping to boost
the country's vital tourist industry.
casino, which will include 350 slot machines and 14 gaming
tables, is scheduled to open by December, according to
the management company, Treasure Bay Corp LLC of Biloxi,
Bay said the 15,000 square-foot (4,500 square-meter) casino
would be built 16 kilometres (10 miles) north of the capital,
Castries, and would employ 300 full-time workers.
are very excited to be working with Treasure Bay, St Lucia,
Ltd in a partnership to enhance the amenities on St Lucia,"
said Peter Foster, the mayor of Castries and an attorney
for the casino. "We look forward to seeing the final
product and to their assistance in further boosting our
the past, casino proposals have been opposed by religious
leaders and the St Lucia Labour Party when it was in the
opposition. But the SLP, which has been the ruling party
since 1997, later reversed its position on the issue.
Jovi Inducted Into Mohegan Sun's Walk of Fame
Reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal
Connecticut - The legendary rock group Bon Jovi was
inducted into Mohegan
Sun's Walk of Fame on Wednesday, February 1, 2006.
The event helped to celebrate their second sold-out show
of the "Have A
Nice Day" tour at the venue.
Jovi formed in 1984, breaking through to amazing success
in 1986 with the album Slippery When Wet which yielded
two #1 singles -- "You Give Love A Bad Name"
and "Livin' On A Prayer." To date, Bon Jovi
has played more than 2500 concerts in 50 countries, and
has sold more than 100 million albums world-wide. Their
latest CD Have A Nice Day was released in late 2005, and
the tireless rock stars have been out on the road playing
to packed houses since then. Since 2003, Bon Jovi has
played three separate concerts at Mohegan
Sun for a total of nearly 25,000 fans.
Over the past nine years, Mohegan
Sun has grown to become the Northeast's premier entertainment
destination, and to recognize those individuals who have
made significant contributions to the company's success,
has developed the "Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame."
Tim McGraw was the first inductee in 2004; Rod Stewart
and Alan Jackson were honored in 2005. Country's new supergroup
Rascal Flatts was recently inducted on January 27, 2006.
All individuals inducted into the "Mohegan Sun Walk
of Fame" will have their name engraved in a plaque
that will be permanently placed at the entrance to the
Mohegan Sun Arena. They will also receive a crystal replica
to commemorate the occasion during a special induction
ceremony held at Mohegan
Mohegan Sun boasts three entertainment venues: Mohegan
Sun Arena, Cabaret Theatre and Wolf Den. Since it first
opened in 1996, the legendary gaming and entertainment
destination has hosted the best of every generation and
genre--including country superstars Alan Jackson and Tim
McGraw; rock icons Aerosmith and Rod Stewart; classic
musicians Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach; and legendary
sold-out concert attractions Cher and Jimmy Buffett. Major
sporting events, including championship boxing, college
and professional basketball, tennis, billiards, bull riding
and bowling, have also found a home at Mohegan
Sun. In 2003, Mohegan Sun made headlines as the first
non-NBA owner of a WNBA team with the acquisition of the
Connecticut Sun -- the 2004 and 2005 Eastern Conference
Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest,
most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming,
shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.
Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic
southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan
Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford,
Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique
shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. What began with
the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary
destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and
over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops
at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 60 retail shops and
dining venues ranging from food court-style to gourmet;
the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting
events and concerts, and an intimate Cabaret; and a 34-story
luxury hotel, featuring 1,200 guestrooms and suites, premier
meeting and convention space and a world-class spa.