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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.
Island Luck Web Cafe opened several of its gaming houses to customers throughout New Providence yesterday, after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis lifted restrictions for some businesses that can offer curbside and delivery services. AHVIA J. CAMPBELLThe reopening of gaming houses with curbside service yesterday provided relief for some furloughed Bahamians, who said after being unable to earn mone...
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.
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".
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.
Nine companies have applied for licenses under the new Gaming Act 2014, including companies owned by Craig Flowers and Sebas Bastian, two of the leading proponents of the formerly outlawed web shop gaming industry, and while objections and comments on the applications are allowed, the Gaming Board insists it is not accepting objections on moral grounds.