A murder and attempted murder trial against three defendants came to an abrupt end yesterday when the attorney general entered another nolle prosequi.
It is now time for society to heal itself and demand higher standards. If not, crime will continue to grow apace – and society can only look to itself to find the culprit.
Shortly after the ‘referendum’ on gambling both the Prime Minister and the Police Commissioner indicated that web shops would be closed, in accordance to the wishes of the people. What happened?
Web shops have been declared illegal by the courts. In response to a referendum-like poll, the people rejected legalizing web shops. And yet, operations continue unabated.
The PLP is intent on going against the people’s vote on web shop gambling. However, to ignore the vote of the people in the referendum is likely to have far-reaching consequences.
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, the PLP shows you they can be even more corrupt than you ever imagined.
Opposition Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday said the government should call a general election if it planned to go against the January 2013 referendum on web shops.
The web shop industry has gone to court hoping that the court will say it has a right to be open. The case is pending and police and the government are hiding behind that court case as justification for not acting to close down illegal gaming operations.
Recently, Governor of the Central Bank Wendy Craigg urged the Government to quickly address the issue of unregulated web shop gaming and the associated vulnerabilities presented as a result and, even more, cautioned that this sector in its current state threatened to undermine proposed plans for a Bahamian Credit Bureau.