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Church Leader Warns Over Attempts To Sway Vote
January 03, 2013
Church Leader Warns Over Attempts To Sway Vote

The "national disgrace" of illegal gambling has hijacked the Christmas spirit, turning the tradition of gift-giving into an attempt to sway public opinion on the upcoming referendum, Pastor Lyall Bethel charged.

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July 20, 2013
Bahamas Ecumenical Service held at historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in downtown Miami

MIAMI, Florida -- A capacity crowd of Bahamians, Bahamian descendents, and friends of The Bahamas, gathered at the Historic St. Agnes Church, Miami Florida on Sunday to take part in an Ecumenical Service celebrating the Bahamas 40th Anniversary of Independence.
A cross section of Bahamian spiritual leaders from the South Florida area took part in the service. Highlights included the introduction...

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February 28, 2013
Activist: Gays should have right to marry

Human rights activist Erin Greene yesterday called the church a "special interest group" that should not prevent the government from carrying out its obligation to its citizens and their right to same-sex marriage.
"For the church to think that they can define the entire institution of marriage according to their rules is dangerous and I think legally it is wrong," said Greene, who appeared before...

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Licking His Wounds
February 04, 2013
Licking His Wounds

Let me state it at the top. We love the fact that Prime Minister Perry Christie is so accessible. He loves a microphone and we love headlines. But on Tuesday morning, the day after the failed gambling referendum, taking questions from reporters was the last thing that Christie was interested in.

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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 29, 2013
Pastors call on PM to shut down web shops

Pastors of the Save Our Bahamas Vote No campaign last night called on the government to stick to its promise and shut down web shops in The Bahamas in the face of yesterday's overwhelming 'no' vote.
"The commissioner of police said he has a contingency plan," said Christian Council President Ranford Patterson.
"We expect that contingency plan to be enacted, not tomorrow -- tonight. We expect the p...

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January 28, 2013
Vote No posters 'defaced'

Organizers of the Vote No campaign said vandals defaced at least eight of their signs urging Bahamians to vote against legalizing web shop gaming and the establishment of a national lottery.
"They've been slashed, torn up, thrown down, impaled and ripped up," said Lyall Bethel, pastor of Grace Community Church yesterday.
Bethel said the group was disappointed that vandals would trash the signs whe...

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January 28, 2013
Final appeals ahead of decision day

The Vote Yes and Vote No campaigns yesterday made final appeals to voters ahead of today's controversial gambling referendum, with the Save Our Bahamas group holding an event at Arawak Cay, and Vote Yes spokeswoman Theresa Moxey-Ingraham delivering a national address.
Moxey-Ingraham asked Bahamians to make the right choice and vote yes.
In turn, Save Our Bahamas spokesmen Pastor Lyall Bethel and R...

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Fears On Govt's Action After Vote
January 28, 2013
Fears On Govt's Action After Vote

Prime Minister Perry Christie drew rebuke from the church and the official opposition after declaring on Friday that the government would be forced to make the ultimate decision on whether to legalize gambling if there is a low voter turnout for today's referendum.

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'Vote No' Group Decries march on Parliament
January 24, 2013
'Vote No' Group Decries march on Parliament

Organizers of the Vote No campaign decried a march on Parliament by web shop bosses and workers yesterday as an affront to law and order.
They said they were offended the group had the audacity to parade in front of Parliament.

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