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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.
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...
Raymond Culmer's Jarol Investments Ltd. - trading as Chances Games - has applied for new gaming house premises, but since the gaming house zoning regulations under review have yet to be made public, it is unclear how objectors can be expected to provide the feedback requested in the Gaming Board notice.
Alex Williams, 32, of Union Village, has been charged with the December 23 armed robbery of Bahama Dream Web Cafe on Mackey Street.
Williams is accused of the possession of an Austria Glock .45 pistol and five bullets. Police allegedly found the gun when they searched a Chevy Tahoe near Kemp Road a short time after the robbery.
Police allege that he fired at two officers -- Corporal 62 Harri...
Lawyers for Playtech Systems Ltd. and Sebastian Bastian have sued the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), claiming that "the treatment of gaming house operators by the port authority is... unfair, discriminatory and irrational".
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 ...
Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe, who has Cabinet responsibility for the newly-regulated gaming sector, was due to meet last night with the Gaming Board to discuss zoning regulations intended to curb the proliferation of gaming house locations primarily in residential areas, school zones and near churches.
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...