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January 02, 2014
1,000 encouraged to become Lamplighters

With the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions that they hope will help them to change their lives for the better. This year, the Lamplighters, a group at Grace Community Church...

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July 19, 2013
Eumenical Service for Bahamas 40th Independence Celebrations Draws Crowd

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 of the new Baha...

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May 14, 2013
Smith: Time to ban discrimination on grounds of sexual preference

Former parliamentarian George Smith said it is time to amend the constitution to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual preference or orientation.
Smith also recommended instituting a provision in the constitution that would allow a member of Parliament to be recalled.
The comments were among 13 suggestions he made for constitutional reform.
Smith also called for the country's head of state t...

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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 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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January 22, 2013
PM unsure of web shop employment numbers

Prime Minister Perry Christie yesterday said he did not know exactly how many people are employed in web shops across the country but was confident that the number amounted to the thousands.
His comments came after a member of the Vote No group suggested that Christie was simply repeating inaccurate employment figures provided by web shop bosses. Yesterday, Grace Community Church Pastor Lyall Beth...

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