The owners of the land on which Anna Nicole Smith's funeral will take place later this morning (02MAR07) are charging the press up to $5,000 per camera to attend.
Sandy Port Development owns the land on which the Mount Horeb Baptist Cathedral stands in Nassau, the Bahamas.
Local and international press agencies have been told by Sandy Port Development's NEALE JONES they must pay $2,000 (GBP1,025) per still camera and $5,000 (GBP2,564) per live news camera to enter the area where the church is in order to cover Smith's funeral service.
Press will not be granted entry to the church area unless they sign a contract and complete the credit card information area to pay Sandy Port Development.
After the service, Smith will be buried next to her son DANIEL at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens + Mausoleums.