Meanwhile, Orpheus Island's billionaire Rich Lister owner Chris Morris has decided to just open his $1600-a-night Whitsundays resort from June 26 "with significant discounts" for the Queensland-only market given the state's borders will likely still be shut.
But Greg Magi, a Melbourne-based executive for Lizard Island Resort, points out that if the Queensland border stays shut, he has lost the June-October high season, when Australian guests to the area are mainly wealthy folks from Victoria and NSW.
Often billed as Australia's answer to the Maldives (without the debt), far-north Queensland entrepreneurs like the Oatleys and Morris, plus American private investors Delaware North — the operators of Lizard Island Resort — have worked for decades to create an Australian world-class "sun and sand" luxury product that attracts the high-yielding international tourists who drive our $150 billion-a-year export tourism market.
Floyd was born in North Carolina but called Houston, Texas, home because he moved there at a young age with his family.
He grew up in the city's Third Ward -- a historically black neighborhood -- and it was there where he played basketball, went to church and met many friends, including the mother of his 6-year-old daughter and former NBA player Stephen Jackson.
A public viewing and a private memorial service will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday -- the state where he was born.
The public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, followed by a private service for family at 3 p.m., said Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin.
After learning the officers had been charged, Floyd's son Quincy Mason told CNN's Sara Sidner that his family wants justice.