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Prime Minister Perry Christie drew rebuke from the church and the official opposition after declaring on Friday that the government would be forced to make the ultimate decision on whether to legalize gambling if there is a low voter turnout for today's referendum.
Organizers of the Vote No campaign said vandals defaced at least eight of their signs urging Bahamians to vote against legalizing web shop gaming and the establishment of a national lottery.
"They've been slashed, torn up, thrown down, impaled and ripped up," said Lyall Bethel, pastor of Grace Community Church yesterday.
Bethel said the group was disappointed that vandals would trash the signs whe...
The Vote Yes and Vote No campaigns yesterday made final appeals to voters ahead of today's controversial gambling referendum, with the Save Our Bahamas group holding an event at Arawak Cay, and Vote Yes spokeswoman Theresa Moxey-Ingraham delivering a national address.
Moxey-Ingraham asked Bahamians to make the right choice and vote yes.
In turn, Save Our Bahamas spokesmen Pastor Lyall Bethel and R...
Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he did not know exactly how many people are employed in web shops across the country but was confident that the number amounted to the thousands.
His comments came after a member of the Vote No group suggested that Christie was simply repeating inaccurate employment figures provided by web shop bosses. Yesterday, Grace Community Church Pastor Lyall Beth...
Senior pastor of Grace Community Church Lyall Bethel yesterday said he was extremely disappointed that Prime Minister Perry Christie now appears to be taking all of his speaking points from the 'Vote Yes' campaign."The prime minister has said constantly that he has no horse in the race, but I think it has been obvious to everyone who is watching that he doesn't have a horse in the race, he owns th...
All children born in The Bahamas irrespective of their parents' status should be offered provisional citizenship similar to permanent residency status with all rights available to a permanent resident up to the age of 18, Bahamas Faith Ministries President Dr. Myles Munroe has recommended to the Constitutional Commission.
People who play numbers will get a chance to win more than just money this Christmas.
Some numbers bosses are offering houses, cars and other grand prizes.
But Pastor Mario Moxey of Bahamas Harvest Church and Pastor Lyall Bethel of Grace Community Church said they think the numbers bosses are attempting to gain support.
But a former numbers house executive dismissed claims of bribery yesterday.