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January 30, 2013
Impact of web shop closures unclear

As the country comes to grips with Monday's referendum result, opinions are mixed on whether the closing of web shops will have a major and lasting impact on the economy.
The "Vote Yes" campaign, strongly led by web shop owners and their employees, ran a platform emphasizing high employment numbers in the domestic gambling industry. Although the figure has never been unequivocally proven, it's sp...

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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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Bradley B Roberts Address PLP Womens Branch Jan 20th 2013
January 21, 2013
Bradley B Roberts Address PLP Womens Branch Jan 20th 2013

Madam Chair Mrs Komolafe;

Executive Officers;
Branch members, ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant good afternoon

I am delighted to join you in your first meeting of 2013, a year that holds great promise for all the peoples of the Bahamas with a Progressive Liberal Party Government headed by our fired up Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie and the addition of new generation lea...

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January 21, 2013
PLP Flip-Flops

Hours after Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts announced that the PLP is urging Bahamians to vote yes on the upcoming gambling referendum, he released a statement saying this is in fact not the party's position.

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January 08, 2013
For sake of country: Vote no on web shops

The biggest loser in a yes vote to "support the regulation and taxation of web shop gaming" will be the Bahamian people. It should be noted that while that is the language of the proposed referendum question, the issue is really whether to legalize what is currently a criminal enterprise.

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January 03, 2013
National Address on Gambling Referendum Reveals the Two Questions

National Address on a Referendum to ascertain Bahamian support for the regulation and taxation of Web Shop Gaming and the establishment of a National Lottery †The Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, MP, Minister of National Security † 2nd January 2013 (on ZNS television)...

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National Address by National Security Minister Bernard J. Nottage on The Referemdum
January 03, 2013
National Address by National Security Minister Bernard J. Nottage on The Referemdum

My Fellow Bahamians, Good Evening;

In its Charter for Governance the Progressive Liberal Party committed that within its first 100 days in government it would provide details for a referendum on a National Lottery and gambling in The Bahamas.

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Pastors Want Web Shops Taxed
December 19, 2012
Pastors Want Web Shops Taxed

Several prominent pastors intend to make a public push for the regularization of the numbers business and are expected to meet with Prime Minister Perry Christie today, The Nassau Guardian understands.

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December 12, 2012
Pastors: Prizes intended to sway voters in referendum

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.
Ho...

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December 10, 2012
Speech by Garden Hills MP at Stalwart's Luncheon

Itís nice to be home again!
Moderator, Head Table, National Chairman, Secretary General, Staff, Distinguished Honorees, etc, etc We are here today to demonstrate in a tangible way our appreciation to our distinguished Stalwart Councilors and the Major Team of the constituency of Garden Hills.

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