At least three Americans are dead and nobody knows why. The guests of Sandals resort on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas all died of “unknown causes.” Police are said to be investigating.
Americans dead in paradise
Two men and one woman, all Americans, “died at the resort,” Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper announced on Friday, May 6.
He also notes that another woman was “airlifted to a hospital in Nassau,” which is the capitol of the Bahamian nation.
Even though police are involved doesn’t mean there is cause for alarm, he assures. No other Americans are at risk.
Cooper himself has been “advised that foul play is not suspected.” The acting PM didn’t spell out the name of the resort but everybody in the island chain knows which one it was. That’s because the owners admitted it.
Sandals Resorts operates “more than a dozen all-inclusive centers in the Atlantic and Caribbean.” They reported that “three guests died Friday at Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Great Exuma.”
Americans love the beaches there. They didn’t say a word in their press statement about a fourth person in the hospital though.
While nobody is talking about what killed the Americans, they also aren’t talking about the condition of the fourth person. No names have been released either.
All that anybody really does know is that “a health emergency was initially reported and following our protocols we immediately alerted emergency medical professionals and relevant local authorities.” That’s their story and Sandals is sticking to it.
Even though they aren’t saying a word, Sandals management is throwing as much money at the problem as it takes to keep the Americans happy.
The company is working to “support both the investigation as well as the guests’ families in every way possible.” Of course, they couldn’t talk about what or why “out of respect for the privacy of our guests.”
It is obvious that the resort knows more than they’re telling. Cooper has “asked the nation’s health and wellness minister to lead a delegation of health, environment and public works officials to the Exuma district on Friday.” He won’t say why though, it might upset Americans and that’s bad for business.
“The public will be kept abreast of information as soon as it becomes available,” Did we mention that Cooper is also the Bahamas’ tourism minister? “We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families affected.“