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April 02, 2013
AG tried to block web shop operations, affidavit alleges

The Office of the Attorney General sought to block the continued operations of web shops despite an order from Senior Supreme Court Justice Jon Isaacs in January to prevent a shutdown of the businesses, alleges an affidavit filed recently.
The affidavit filed by attorney Claude Hanna of Munroe & Associates said a group of web shop bosses faced significant delays in trying to get business licenses ...

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March 04, 2013
Lawyer: Bid to fight injunction to cause extensive delay in case

NumbersS boss lawyer Wayne Munroe is concerned that the government's attempt to fight an injunction keeping web shops open could cause an extensive delay in the outcome of the case.

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The Church After the Referendum
February 07, 2013
The Church After the Referendum

In light of the result of the recent gambling referendum result, a religious leader said the church has a three-fold responsibility in its mission to those in need -- a priestly mission which calls for prayer and leading in services on national occasions...

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Silence Over Referendum Is Broken
February 06, 2013
Silence Over Referendum Is Broken

Prime Minister Perry Christie has admitted that he was surprised with the outcome of the referendum which sought to legalise the numbers racket.

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Lawyers File in Web Shop Case
February 05, 2013
Lawyers File in Web Shop Case

Attorneys for web shop bosses yesterday filed documents in the Supreme Court in an effort to permanently prevent the government from shutting down their operations. Attorney Alfred Sears represents Kevin Knowles of Paradise Games.

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February 02, 2013
PLP not fit to govern country

Dear Editor,

I never believed promises from some illegal numbers houses bosses that they would close down their illegal gaming operations if the people of The Bahamas voted against "regularizing" web shop gaming. They said they would close the numbers houses following a no vote only because they were confident that they had bought a yes vote. They have no shame in being seen to have lied to the...

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Government To Abide By Court Order
January 31, 2013
Government To Abide By Court Order

The Government of the Bahamas and the police will not be taking any action against the patrons and operators of local "web shops" pending the outcome of a "conservatory order" filed by attorney Wayne Munroe.

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January 30, 2013
Impact of web shop closures unclear

As the country comes to grips with Monday's referendum result, opinions are mixed on whether the closing of web shops will have a major and lasting impact on the economy.
The "Vote Yes" campaign, strongly led by web shop owners and their employees, ran a platform emphasizing high employment numbers in the domestic gambling industry. Although the figure has never been unequivocally proven, it's sp...

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January 30, 2013
Bahamas Christian Council referendum victory is a Pyrrhic one

Dear Editor,
The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) has won a major victory, albeit a Pyrrhic one, against the powerful numbers bosses and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government. Despite having a very deep war chest, the Vote Yes camp was unable to gain a yes vote on Referendum Day. Despite holding massive rallies featuring renown Bahamian artists and showering attendants with expensive gif...

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January 23, 2013
The prime minister should muzzle Bradley Roberts

Dear Editor,
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.

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