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|Posted by:||Oct 25th 2006, 07:50:57 pm|
|briland's best||One of this world's best soul's has left us! What a wonderful human he was! Action do speak louder than words, and his actions showed that he had a heart of gold! May his family take hold of God's strength and peace! Psalm 29 v 11
May we all take a moment to take hold of it now for our own serenity! Peace to all souls in this day and time!
|Posted by:||Oct 25th 2006, 11:48:41 am|
|kristi||thank you for the info|
|Posted by:||Oct 25th 2006, 11:17:24 am|
|Tuck Shop||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Hotel tycoon Howard "Butch" Kerzner was among four people killed on Wednesday when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed into a building on the Dominican Republic's north coast, an aviation official said.
Kerzner, chief executive officer of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a Bahamas-based casino and resort operator, was in the helicopter when it went down at 2.15pm (18h15 GMT) in the popular tourist resort of Sosua, said Yolanda Manan, a spokesperson for the Dominican airport authority.
"It is with great sadness that the entire company mourns the tragic loss of Butch Kerzner," Kerzner International Holdings said in a statement.
Butch Kerzner's father, Sol Kerzner - a South African casino tycoon who is chairperson of Kerzner International's board, was en route to the Dominican Republic, the statement said.
Kerzner, 42, was surveying potential development sites when the helicopter crashed on the roof of a business that grows ornamental plants.
Two officers in the Dominican armed forces, David Rosario Pimentel and Kevelier Matos, and a third unidentified passenger also died in the crash, said civil aviation spokesperson Angel de la Rosa.
A commission was investigating the cause of the accident.
Kerzner International operates casinos in countries including Dubai, the Maldives, Mexico and Mauritius as well as the Bahamas' Atlantis resort. - Sapa-AP
|Posted by:||Oct 25th 2006, 09:17:57 am|
|kristi||What happened? What accident?|
|Posted by:||Oct 21st 2006, 10:01:52 pm|
|Kimberly||Hey, Keith ... so sorry for your loss. It was an awful accident all around.
See you soon
|Posted by:||Oct 21st 2006, 07:47:42 pm|
|KMK||Harbor Island friend Delio Gonzalez was also on that flight. Delio came to the island 2 or 3 times a year and always brought joy to the island with his wonderful smile. I will miss Delio and wish him luck in his second life. There are a lot of happy groupers swimming in the Harbor Island area. God bless Delio. He was a fun and interesting guy!|
|Posted by:||Oct 20th 2006, 11:59:26 am|
|Fig Tree News Team||PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas
The Kerzner family is grateful for the expressions of condolence that they have received from friends and partners around the world on the passing of Butch Kerzner. The family plans to honor Butch's wishes that no memorial service be held.
The family has established The Butch Kerzner Memorial Fund that will be used to improve playgrounds and other sports facilities in public schools in The Bahamas. Donations can be made by check to The Butch Kerzner Memorial Fund, c/o Kerzner International, 730 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10019.
About the Company
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. The Company’s flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company’s website, www.kerzner.com.
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