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Attorney General Carl Bethel.

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Legislation drafted for mandatory evacuations

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has confirmed the completion of draft legislation to allow for mandatory evacuations once parts of the country are under threat of natural disasters.

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DPP issued new money laundering directive

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has tasked Director of Public Prosecutions Garvin Gaskin to consider whether money laundering charges and asset seizures can be applied to cases investigated by the police.

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'Political party symbols need to be protected'

PROTECTION for political party symbols need to be “expanded” to prevent people from using party symbols to send “negative messages”, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday. In an interview with the Tribune, Mr Bethel said the government is look

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Gaming Bill tabled with fresh tax scales

THE government’s Gaming Amendment Bill 2019 proposes a winnings tax and returns the Gaming Board to a regulatory body with power to shut web shops, search them and seize documents that may prove noncompliance with laws. According to Attorney General

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Reparations fight needs to be global movement, says Bethel

THE fight for reparations for people of African descent has to be a large enough “global movement” to “force the hands of Western countries”, according to Attorney General Carl Bethel.In an interview with The Tribune, Mr Bethel spoke of his support o

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Gaming Board regulations could be finalised this week

GAMING Board regulations that will tack down the legal taxation framework for the industry could be enforced today. Attorney General Carl Bethel told reporters yesterday draft amendments to the Gaming Act were also being reviewed by Cabinet and, if

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AG: Let me go tell the FATF: ‘We’ve done it’

THE attorney general yesterday urged the Bahamian financial services industry to “do what you have to do” over the summer to ensure this nation swiftly escapes the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) monitoring list.

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AG Bethel tells web shops: Pay your taxes and go to court later

AS the legal and regulatory framework for a tax agreement between the government and domestic gaming houses nears its competition, Attorney General Carl Bethel has warned those still fighting the deal to “pay your tax” and go to court later.His comme

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Lucayan purchase ‘economic rebirth’

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel staunchly defended the government’s decision to purchase the Grand Lucayan resort, insisting the move will prove to be the foundation for “a full fledged economic rebirth” in Grand Bahama.

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Regulator 'division' cure required for web shop tax deal

The government will this week seek to heal Gaming Board “divisions” to pave the way for resolution of the web shop taxation dispute in time for the new fiscal year.Carl Bethel QC, the attorney general, revealed to Tribune Business that “a framework f

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Bethel accuses PLP of hypocrisy over NIA Act

THE National Crime Intelligence Act 2019 passed in the Senate yesterday despite the Official Opposition’s attempts to have the upper chamber accept various amendments to portions of the legislation.

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Govt hires private lawyer in BPL action

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel confirmed yesterday the government has retained a local firm of private lawyers to defend a $1.1 million lawsuit against Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister for the wrongful termination, misfeasance in public office, and defamation/slander.

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‘NO-ONE CAN TELL US WHAT TO DO’: Ministers insist – We control our borders, not you

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel delivered a robust defence of Bahamian sovereignty yesterday in response to a claim that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) can order the country to change its citizenship laws.

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‘Two years in and no major errors’

AS the Minnis administration celebrates two years in office, a senior Cabinet minister insisted yesterday the term so far has been one free of fundamental errors.

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Bethel’s warning after Government House murder: We can’t allow this ever again

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday said the circumstances surrounding the murder of Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer Philip Perpall at Government House are “disturbing”, adding people should pray that hateful anger and violence forever departs the country.

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Carmichael abuse claims ‘irrational’

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel yesterday described Rights Bahamas’ application to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) as “ill-founded and irrational”, adding all the previous issues spotlighted at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre have been remedied.

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