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Following comments from Prime Minister Perry Christie that he should have regulated the web shop industry instead of holding a referendum, Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church Lyall Bethel said yesterday he felt frustrated and undermined by Christie's remarks.
"You better believe it," said Bethel, who was among a group of pastors who led the Vote No campaign.
"I run a church and many pastors th...
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...
Saturday 22nd October 2016 6:00 AM
Join the Walk for Peace October 22, 2016, leaving Grace Community Church at 6am.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.