Prime Minister Perry Christie provided the sportfishing world (and anyone else who cares about the Caribbean) with some reassurance. Rumors of a 10 year, $2.1 billion deal to grant the Chinese government fisheries and agricultural rights to territorial waters and land in the Bahamas scared many. From marine conservation organizations to travelling sportfishermen, the proposed deal caused a public outcry. In a statement, the Prime Minister assured the world that there will be no such deal and that it would not have been considered by the government.
Here is the official statement: