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Jean Rony Jean-Charles outside court at an earlier appearance.

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Jean Rony dealt court setback

COURT of Appeal justices zeroed in on a “glaring defect” in process as they set aside the landmark Supreme Court decision that saw the dramatic return of Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles and caused ripple effects to the administration of the country’s immigration laws.

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Jean Rony awaits ruling on government challenge

BAHAMAS-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles will now await the Court of Appeal’s ruling after lawyers gave closing arguments on Friday in a hearing of the government’s appeal over a judge’s order that the deportee be returned to this country.Arguments over t

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Appellate judge questions Jean Rony decision

AN appellate judge has questioned whether a Supreme Court judge had the power to compel the government to cause Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles to be returned to the Bahamas despite him having no right to remain in the country.

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Judges reject bid to retry Jean-Rony

CROWN attorneys yesterday called for the Court of Appeal to dismiss a Supreme Court judge’s landmark ruling that Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles was unlawfully expelled from the Bahamas, with the alternative being a retrial on the facts in the Supreme Court.

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INSIGHT – THE FIRST YEAR: Citizenship issues in spotlight

AT the one year mark, the most existential challenge - as it relates to national development - facing the people’s government is immigration, specifically migrant labour and the right to citizenship.The first year saw a litany of habeas corpus cases,

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Jean Rony ‘lost automatic right to citizenship'

IMMIGRATION Minister Brent Symonette, right, has hit out at “sensationalised” reports about Bahamas-born deportee Jean Rony Jean-Charles, left, saying commentary on the matter seems to have missed the fact that not every person born in The Bahamas is an automatic citizen.

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Judge grants partial stay of his Jean Rony ruling

SUPREME Court Justice Gregory Hilton granted a partial stay of his landmark ruling in the case of Jean Rony Jean-Charles on Friday, releasing the government from his order to grant the Bahamas-born man status pending its appeal of his judgement.

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Jean Rony case adjourned again

THE Jean Rony Jean-Charles case was adjourned again on Friday as lawyers for the Bahamas-born man and the Office of the Attorney General were unable to agree to terms that would fast-track the case to the Court of Appeal.

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Haiti agents sent to centre - but no record of Jean Rony

DESPITE having no record of Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles being deported, the Haitian Embassy in Nassau yesterday confirmed it delegates two consular agents to notify individuals at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre of their impending deport

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AG - Jean Rony case exposes ID loophole

THE case of Bahamas-born Jean Rony Jean-Charles has unearthed a significant and far-reaching legal challenge over the verification of birth certificates, Attorney General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday.

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Bid to jail senior members of govt

LAWYERS for Jean Rony Jean-Charles are seeking constitutional relief over his re-arrest and detention over the weekend, and have asked the court to commit executive members of government to prison for contempt.


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