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Bahamas AIDS Foundation establishes safe, supervised study centre for kids

The Bahamas AIDS Foundation has received permission from the Competent Authority to assist a small number of primary school-aged children to access and benefit from the Ministry of Education’s virtual learning platform in a safe and supervised space.

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Budget and web shops

THE government establishes taxes so the government has the right to raise or lower taxes - that is a given. Discrimination, etc, laugh at that.

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QC tells the web shops: Form own credit union

A prominent QC has called on web shop gaming operators to establish their own credit union, as blasted the Canadian-owned banks’ refusal to accept the sector’s deposits as making “no sense whatsoever”.

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Web shop transition extended - without a new deadline

THE government has extended the web shop industry’s transition period until an unspecified date, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe confirmed yesterday.

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Ten web shops pay up $5m in time for transition

TEN web shops have paid their tax arrears in time to remain open during the industry’s transitional period and are eligible for operation licenses, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said yesterday.

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JUST IN: Court of Appeal judges dismiss web shops' appeal

The application filed by attorneys representing web shops was just dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

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Christian Council objects to question

THE Bahamas Christian Council and the Save Our Bahamas Vote No Campaign have sent a letter to Minister of National Security Bernard Nottage objecting to the wording of the web shop gambling question.

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Damage from web shops

I am strongly opposed to web shops (gambling), not so much from a Christian point of view as from a social perspective.

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Food shopping schedule announced

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting tomorrow, Monday 6 April, until further notice, the following food shopping schedule comes into effect for the entire Bahamas.

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QC: Legalisation of web shops has defied the critics

The web shop industry’s legalisastion has produced the opposite effect to the predictions of many critcs, a well-known QC has argued.

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Consumers face 'all out war' to restock

Food retailers yesterday said Bahamians are “abiding” by the government’s new shopping list protocol even though the upcoming five-day lockdown means many face “an all-out war” to restock. Bradley Rolle, Centreville Food Market’s general manager, to

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‘Why are banks saying no to web shop cash?’

FREE National Movement Deputy Leader K Peter Turnquest yesterday raised concerns over the refusal of commercial banks to accept transactions from the legalised web shop gaming industry.

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VAT 'not best fit' for web shop sector

A Value-Added Tax (VAT) may not be the best fit for the web shop industry, a leading accountant said yesterday, calling it “unfortunate” that this sector was being allowed to operate without facing some form of taxation.

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Web shops: Technology puts us outside law

THE web shop industry is arguing that the sector’s “development of technology and business methods” have taken it outside the regulatory purview of the Lotteries & Gaming Act.

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Alphabet soup! Families given shopping day rota

THE Office of the Prime Minister has announced that starting today, a food shopping schedule will come into effect for the entire country.

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Bastian unsure if govt will meet October 15 date for web shop licences

WITH less than ten days before the expected issuance of web shop licenses, Island Luck CEO Sebas Bastian yesterday said he remains “optimistic” that his company will be among those selected to receive a license to operate legally in the country.

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PM says money could be funnelled into public purse

IF BAHAMIANS say “yes” to the legalisation of web shop gaming in the country, tax revenues ranging from $15 to $20 million a year could be funnelled into the public purse, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced yesterday.

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Christmas shopping during COVID-19

It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But before we get to that special time of the year, we have to get through the holidays of a shopaholic’s dream - Thanksgiving and the Black Friday and their sales.

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Christian community is ‘divided over gambling’

THE Christian community remains divided and hypocritical over the issue of gambling in the Bahamas, a leading Bishop said yesterday.

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Super Value chief eyes overtime ease via new measures

Super Value’s principal yesterday voiced hope that new shopping restrictions will “work better than what’s happening now” and enable him to reverse a 20 percent increase in overtime payroll. Rupert Roberts told Tribune Business that the Prime Minist