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Most MP's quiet on gambling position
August 20, 2012
Most MP's quiet on gambling position

Ten of the 38 members of Parliament have reveled they intend to vote ‘yes’ to legalized gambling in the upcoming referendum; three said they will vote ‘no’ and 24 said they were undecided or declined to state their positions publicly.
Retiring North Abaco MP Hubert Ingraham has previously stated that he would not waste his time voting in such a referendum, which he thinks should include a questi...

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November 20, 2012
Flip-flopping Christie Flips And Flops - Again!

In the embarrassing climb-down that is his most recent flip-flop on gambling, the prime minister desperately sought to make a virtue out of his incompetence and bungling, and that his government likely lacked the legal authority to proceed with a vote that it probably would have lost: "I am a prime minister who listens.

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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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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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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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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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October 03, 2012
Las Vegas Trip For Government Officials Over Gambling Vote

The government has sent a team of officials to Las Vegas to study the gaming laws and practices in place there, the minster responsible for gaming Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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November 09, 2012
Why aren't Prominent PLP Evangelical Leaders Speaking out Against Legalizing Gambling

Dear Editor,

Several months ago I listened with keen interest to a recorded sermon that was preached many years ago by the late American Baptist preacher Dr. Adrian Rogers on gambling. Like many of our Christian leaders in The Bahamas, I had struggled to find just one verse in the Bible that could be used against gambling. Thanks to Dr. Rogers, however, I finally have one.

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