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March 14, 2014
PM: MPs can vote their conscience on web shops

Prime Minister Perry Christie said last night he is not ashamed that his views on web shop gaming have evolved and said "the whip will not be on" when a bill to regulate web shop gaming is introduced in Parliament.
Christie, who was wrapping up debate on the mid-year budget in the House of Assembly, said every MP will be given the opportunity to vote on the "divisive" issue based on their conscien...

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September 06, 2014
Web shops 'getting ready' for regulated market, despite concerns

While some web shop owners are "not happy" with some aspects of the 2014 Gaming Bill and the accompanying regulations, attorney Wayne Munroe said they are already engaged in the process of readying their businesses for regulation.
Among the sections of the bill that web shop bosses do not support are the ones that deal with the discriminatory elements and the disproportionate tax rates between web...

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February 26, 2013
Govt Files Appearance in Web Shop Case

The government filed an appearance in connection with an injunction granted to web shop owners earlier this month. It was the first action taken by the government since seven web shops were granted an injunction on January 30, two days after a majority of Bahamians voted no to the...

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January 29, 2013
Prime Minister to 'effect the closure of all web-shop gaming operations in The Bahamas'

STATEMENT BY THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE PERRY G. CHRISTIE, M.P.,
PRIME MINISTER
ON REFERENDUM AND CONSEQUENTIAL
CLOSURE OF WEB-SHOPS

In keeping with my Government's commitment to abide by the will of the electorate as expressed on Monday's referendum, it has now become necessary to effect the closure of all web-shop gaming operations in The Bahamas.

Accordingly, all offending web-shop owners and o...

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'Christie Must Keep His Word And Close Web Shops'
January 31, 2013
'Christie Must Keep His Word And Close Web Shops'

Prime minister Perry Christie must keep his word and carry out the mandate of the Bahamian people by closing all web shops and gaming houses, Christian Council President Ranford Patterson said yesterday.

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January 24, 2013
'Vote Yes' storms Bay St.

Web shop businesses were temporarily closed until 2 p.m. yesterday as more than 1,000 Vote Yes supporters, workers and web shop owners united in Rawson Square to put a face to the web shop businesses that could be regulated or shut down following the January 28 gambling referendum.

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April 09, 2013
JUST IN: Chief justice lifts injuction protecting web shops

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnette just lifted the order stopping police from arresting persons in web shops. The injunction that prevented law enforcement officers taking action against web shop gaming operators, was enforced shortly after the Bahamas voted against legalalising and taxing the industry.

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February 11, 2014
Vote Yes coordinator: Web shop regulation overdue

Former Senator Philip Galanis yesterday said the country should not be held "hostage" by last year's referendum results and urged Prime Minister Perry Christie to quickly regulate the web shop sector.

Galanis, a coordinator for the referendum's Vote Yes campaign, also applauded the government's meetings with religious leaders and web shop owners in an effort to try and find a solution to the ...

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March 18, 2015
PM acknowledges banks must make call on web shop money

While CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has said it will not accept web shop proceeds, Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) and at least one other bank will...

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June 18, 2014
RBC (Bahamas) throws web shop plan into question

RBC (Bahamas) is the latest local bank to go on record as not being permitted to do business with web shops, whether they are regulated or unregulated, claiming that these establishments' entire business model ensures they fall into a "high risk" category regardless of legal regulatory status.
Signaling yet further issues for the government's plans to regularize and tax the web shops, a position p...

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