If the government is going to put a question to the Bahamian people by way of a referendum, it has a responsibility to educate the Bahamian people about the question and the premises upon which it is based. It is completely inadequate for the government to say it is staying out of the fray.
Topic: gambling referendum
The controversial referendum on the legalization of web shops has been postponed until January 28, 2013, and the question of establishing a national lottery will be added to the ballot.
The opposition party also accused the prime minister of trying to “weasel out of the conundrum” by now declaring that the government is having an opinion poll and not a referendum.
An industry insider is speaking out about the “devastating” effects of gambling, having had years of first-hand experience observing countless tourists playing games of chance.