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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.
The government has sent a team of officials to Las Vegas to study the gaming laws and practices in place there, the minster responsible for gaming Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.
This article was first published on May 27, 2010.
Ingraham seems stuck between two painful alternatives: a) shut down the web cafes and drive numbers underground, which will anger thousands and deny the government an opportunity to gain taxation revenue it desperately needs; b) legalize and regulate numbers, but be condemned in pulpits across the nation. OK, there’s a painless third: Do no...
People who play numbers will get a chance to win more than just money this Christmas.
Some numbers bosses are offering houses, cars and other grand prizes.
But Pastor Mario Moxey of Bahamas Harvest Church and Pastor Lyall Bethel of Grace Community Church said they think the numbers bosses are attempting to gain support.
But a former numbers house executive dismissed claims of bribery yesterday.
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".