In light of the great disparity in announced poll costs and backtracked statements, FNM leader Dr Minnis is calling on the government to show records of costs associated with the referendum.
Topic: gambling referendum
Courts in The Bahamas have no authority to block police from taking action if they deem anyone is carrying out an illegal activity, Court of Appeal President Anita Allen said.
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the party is outraged that neither the police nor the government has taken action to shut down web shop gaming.
The affidavit, filed by Claude Hanna of Munroe & Associates, said a group of web shop bosses faced significant delays in trying to get business licenses renewed and some owners have still not yet received licenses.
The battle for an injunction to allow web shops to remain open during court action between numbers bosses and the government will continue as the hearing was adjourned to April 2.
Prime Minister Perry Christie and his government created what has variously been described as a conundrum, a dilemma and national confusion – among other unflattering things – regarding the PLP government’s recently held non-binding referendum.
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis hopes the government has learned its lesson over the failed gaming referendum and would not repeat the same mistake ahead of the planned constitutional and oil referenda planned for this summer.
Voters in the Bahamas overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to legalize gambling for citizens of the archipelago off Florida’s east coast, where locals were already barred from betting in casinos at the islands’ tourist resorts.
An ill-informed electorate will lean toward a No-vote, no matter how subjective the Prime Minister paints this situation, even though the social and financial needs of the Bahamian people are pressing in at this time.