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November 23, 2012
FNM MP Votes With PLP On Referendum Bill

The Constitutional Referendum Amendment Bill passed in the House of Assembly last night with the support of the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and one member of the opposition Free National Movement (FNM).
South Abaco FNM MP Edison Key voted with the PLP on the bill.

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Grant, Fitzgerald Clash On Constitutional Referendum Bill
November 22, 2012
Grant, Fitzgerald Clash On Constitutional Referendum Bill

Branding the bill that would allow for the gambling referendum as a "payback bill", former Works Minister Neko Grant suggested in the House of Assembly yesterday that the government is reimbursing the numbers bosses for favors they did for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) prior to the general election.

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FNM: Abandon Jan. Gambling Vote
November 20, 2012
FNM: Abandon Jan. Gambling Vote

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.

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Laing Denies PM's Claims On Web Shops
November 16, 2012
Laing Denies PM's Claims On Web Shops

Former Minister of State for Finance Zhivargo Laing yesterday denied that the Ingraham administration knowingly issued business licenses and accepted national insurance contributions from web-based businesses acting as number operations.

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November 15, 2012
Legalized Gaming 'No Economic Value'

Top business leaders are questioning the economic value of legalized gambling and web shops, but arguing that the "underground industry" must be regulated to keep such behavior in check.

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Minnis Congratulates PM For Delaying Referendum
November 15, 2012
Minnis Congratulates PM For Delaying Referendum

Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday congratulated the Prime Minister for "bowing" to the concerns of Bahamians and moving closer to the position of the Free National Movement by postponing the gaming referendum until next year.

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Unruly Behaviour Breaks Out In Parliament
November 15, 2012
Unruly Behaviour Breaks Out In Parliament

The House of Assembly's proceedings were marred by several unruly outbursts from the Opposition benches yesterday as Bahamians eagerly awaited Prime Minister Perry Christie's latest information on the referendum, which has now been delayed to January 28.

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November 13, 2012
Flip-flopping =And Dissembling: Christie's Credibility Collapses

In the debate on gambling we have a prime minister more engaged in zero-sum game-playing biased towards special interests rather than an open, straightforward approach that would benefit the majority of Bahamians.

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Christie Says No Report From Experts
November 07, 2012
Christie Says No Report From Experts

Prime Minister Perry Christie said yesterday he is "wrestling" with the decision not to include a national lottery in the highly anticipated gaming referendum.

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November 05, 2012
Former PLP MPs Have Concerns On Referendum

Two former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MPs have raised concerns on the heels of Prime Minister Perry Christie's recent communication on the upcoming gambling referendum.

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