A constitutional referendum is called for to deal with the question of citizenship and to correct gender discrimination.
Investment minister Khaalis Rolle admitted that the new work permit polices will have a negative impact on foreign investment and that while jobs should go to Bahamians first, the country can not exist without foreign investment.
The Bahamian economy could be seriously impacted if deficiencies in its aviation safety regime are not quickly addressed. The country has already effectively been “named and shamed” by global watchdogs.
A former commercial pilot and leading aviation attorney said the country must “pay close attention to international requirements or face the real risk of widespread economic impact that could affect the entire nation.”
The proposed new Gaming Bill would allow work permit holders, permanent residents, and people in authorised jurisdictions outside the Bahamas to gamble online but prohibits Bahamian citizens from gambling.
We must bring an end to discrimination, victimization and marginalizing our people so that the country can move forward.
The proposed gaming law would allow local casinos to offer guests online and mobile gambling, but only tourists from countries that allow online gambling would be able to take part in Internet gaming at hotels.
A proposed new gaming law would allow local casino operators to facilitate online and mobile gambling, but the gaming mafia are not happy with the compromise, calling it “discriminatory”.
If the cafes are indeed illegal and if indeed there is proof that lotteries are being conducted, why arrest the poor plebeians who can not defend themselves in court, while the kingpins ride by in their Mercedes?