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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.
Six armed robberies took place between Friday and Saturday afternoon, with Cost Right supermarket at the Town Centre Mall targeted by three men armed with "high powered weapons", and two Nassau web shops also hit.
Four men have been taken in for questioning in connection with two separate incidents, but up to press time last night, police were still on the lookout for those responsible in four ...
PLP Chairman Bradley Roberts should be muzzled by PLP Leader and PM Perry G. Christie for publicly urging Bahamians to vote yes in the referendum on legalizing web cafes. He had declared that he was speaking on behalf of the PLP.
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.
Attorneys representing web shop operators have appealed Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett's decision to discharge a conservatory order that had protected their clients' operations from police interference.
They charged in their appeals filed on Tuesday that he erred in his judgement.
Attorney Wayne Munroe also filed a request for a stay of execution of Sir Michael's ruling pending the determinatio...
Attorney Derek Ryan said yesterday that he plans to seek an injunction that would prevent authorities from interfering with his client's gaming operations.
Ryan represents Bahama Dreams web cafe. This comes a week after Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett's ruling to lift a conservatory order that...
Courts in The Bahamas have no authority to block police from taking action if they deem anyone is carrying out an illegal activity, Court of Appeal President Anita Allen said yesterday.
Allen made the statement before the appellate court rejected a bid by two prominent attorneys to stay a recent ruling of Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett as it relates to web shops.
Sir Michael lifted a conservato...
We have learned nothing from our past and have foolishly gone full circle back there. Back to the racism of not being able to do in our country what foreigners can. Bahamians get your heads out of the sand and march on these casinos en masse. Spin, spin, spin! If not, why not? What do you stand to lose at this point? You are about to be arrested any way for your casinos. May as ...