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Pastor Cedric Moss of Kingdom Life Church accused the Christie administration and previous governments of "hiding behind the Bahamian people" by holding a referendum on gambling, and said the country's leaders have lacked the courage to shut down web shops in The Bahamas.
Moss said he believes the government is wasting money on holding a referendum when it has the legal right to make a decision on...
Prime Minister Perry Christie Tuesday finally confirmed what I and other informed, discerning Bahamians already knew from day one - there is no actual U.K. consultant report on gambling in The Bahamas; the report Christie told Parliament and the country would be a basis for his government deciding what question(s) would ultimately appear on the December 3 referendum ballot on web sho...
Bahamians Must Now Stop the Government from Playing Games With the Game of Chance in The Bahamas
Prime Minister Perry Christie Tuesday finally confirmed what I and other informed, discerning Bahamians already knew from day one – there is no actual UK consultant report on gambling in The Bahamas – the report Prime Minister Christie told Parliament and the country would be a basis for his Governm...
Gaming Board Chairman Dr. Andre Rollins said yesterday that if Bahamians vote yes in the January 28 gambling referendum, the government should tax web shops far more than hotel-based casinos because they contribute far less to the economy.
Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis claimed in the House of Assembly yesterday that a local numbers house could be working as a money laundering service for an alleged criminal group from West Africa.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe maintained yesterday that web shops would be closed temporarily if the January 28 referendum passes, despite comments from 'Vote Yes' campaign spokeswoman Theresa Moxey-Ingraham to the contrary.
However, Wilchcombe said the government would work to make the period of closure as short as possible to minimize losses and interruption in business.
In December, Wilch...
Web shop businesses were temporarily closed until 2 p.m. yesterday as more than 1,000 Vote Yes supporters, workers and web shop owners united in Rawson Square to put a face to the web shop businesses that could be regulated or shut down following the January 28 gambling referendum.
Island Luck CEO Sebas Bastian last night blamed a "flawed process" and the politicization of the referendum for the crushing defeat of the Vote Yes campaign in yesterday's historic poll, adding that thousands of jobs are now in limbo.
"If you factor in what we have seen so far, low voter turnout and the support of the no vote, it clearly shows that... Bahamians are probably disgusted with the proc...
STATEMENT BY THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE PERRY G. CHRISTIE, M.P.,
ON REFERENDUM AND CONSEQUENTIAL
CLOSURE OF WEB-SHOPS
In keeping with my Government's commitment to abide by the will of the electorate as expressed on Monday's referendum, it has now become necessary to effect the closure of all web-shop gaming operations in The Bahamas.
Accordingly, all offending web-shop owners and o...