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Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Marital rape bill delayed until next year, says AG

ANY changes to the country’s Sexual Offences Act in consideration of calls to criminalise marital rape are off the table until next year as the government prioritises more pressing legislative matters, Attorney General Carl Bethel told The Tribune ye

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AG’s lawyers walk away over strategy

HIGH-profile attorneys on the government’s legal team have severed ties with the Office of the Attorney General due to a difference of legal opinion on which strategy to take in its rebuttal to legal action filed over the removal of shanty towns.

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Govt recruits lawyers to fight shanty town action

THE government has hired a team of high-powered lawyers to fight the legal action meant to stop the Minnis administration’s eradication of shanty towns, Attorney General Carl Bethel said.The legal team is led by Harvey Tynes, QC, to assume carriage o

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AG: Coroner's Court ruling that police officer unlawfully killed man 'up in the air'

THE Coroner's Court ruling this week that a police officer unlawfully killed a man in 2013 is “up in the air”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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NO GOING BACK: Bethel rejects Smith plea to postpone demolition deadline

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday rejected an appeal for the government to stall shanty town evictions pending looming court action from a group of 200 residents.

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‘Who holds the future - London or ourselves?’

 BAHAMIANS will have to decide whether they want a group of judges in London to determine their future or if they want to have control over it themselves, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday as public debate on capital punishment has reignited.

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Bethel: Don't speculate, wait for the investigation

ALL necessary steps are being taken to ensure the deadly Exuma boat accident is thoroughly investigated with the government set to use the “highest technologies” to determine the cause of the onboard explosion, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yeste

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Door left open for reconciliation

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has defended the firings of two parliamentary secretaries and one board chairman this week by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, however he insisted “reconciliation” remains the focus.

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‘Vote no to budget and lose your govt post’

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has warned senators and elected officials who have been appointed to government posts that they must vote for the 2018-2019 budget in its entirety or resign their positions.

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‘We’ll tackle any illegal web shops’

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday warned that any illegality in the gaming industry will be “vigorously addressed” by the government as he moved to address recent statements by gaming house operators that appeared to resonate as a threat of moving “underground” to escape impending tax increases.

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'Differences' delayed Marco's law implementation

DIFFERENCES between the Office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of National Security prevented the full implementation of the Sexual Offences Act under the Christie administration, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.He told The Tribune

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Constitutional limits prove a challenge for evacuation bill

WITH as many as seven hurricanes expected in the region this summer, Attorney General Carl Bethel said the mandatory evacuation bill Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis promised last year is still in draft form and “difficult to craft because of constitu

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Lawyers must act as financial institutions

UNDER the updated Financial Transactions Reporting Act (FTRA) lawyers will be treated as “financial institutions”, Attorney General Carl Bethel told the Bahamas Bar Association yesterday.During his speech, Mr Bethel reiterated that in an evaluation t

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Bethel insists govt broke no laws in Oban deal

THE Minnis administration has broken no laws with the Oban Energies project, Attorney General Carl Bethel stressed yesterday after another cabinet minister suggested otherwise.During a recent appearance on Our TV’s “On the Record” programme, Educatio

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One step closer to two-term PM

PUBLIC consultation on bills establishing term limits for prime ministers and fixed dates for election will begin before the end of the year, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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