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The Bahamian people are aware from previous public pronouncements made by me, including my Communication to this Honourable House on the 8th August, that it has always been the intention of my Government to proceed with a national referendum on the subject of so-called web-café or web shop gaming after the bye-election in North Abaco would have run its course.
By TANEKA THOMPSON
Deputy Chief Reporter
A FOURTH suspect was charged in connection with the armed robbery of the Island Luck Web Cafe yesterday.
Kermit Evans, also known as Amos Evans, limped into Court 8 at Bank Lane with his right arm in a cast and sling.
He was charged with eight counts of armed robbery and three counts of intent to endanger the lives of three p...
THREE men were arraigned in Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery at a popular web cafe in southwestern New Providence.
Shakatoure Thompson, 31, Tamico Bannister, 22, and Orlando Wimms, 27, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez accused of the Island Luck Webcafe armed robbery that occurred Thursday, September 1.
The biggest loser in a yes vote to "support the regulation and taxation of web shop gaming" will be the Bahamian people. It should be noted that while that is the language of the proposed referendum question, the issue is really whether to legalize what is currently a criminal enterprise.
Island Luck Web Cafe opened several of its gaming houses to customers throughout New Providence yesterday, after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis lifted restrictions for some businesses that can offer curbside and delivery services. AHVIA J. CAMPBELLThe reopening of gaming houses with curbside service yesterday provided relief for some furloughed Bahamians, who said after being unable to earn mone...
Nassau, The Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry Christie has stressed that the soon to be called referendum
on gambling will not extend to casinos.
During a Communication to the House of Assembly August 15, he confirmed
that the Government intends to hold a referendum on the issue of a
national lottery and/or web cafes...
Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie to abandon the upcoming gambling referendum and put off the poll for potentially more than a year, claiming the issue is being forced on the Bahamian people in the absence of unbiased information.
My Fellow Bahamians, Good Evening;
In its Charter for Governance the Progressive Liberal Party committed that within its first 100 days in government it would provide details for a referendum on a National Lottery and gambling in The Bahamas.