June 20, 2019
Attorney Wayne Munroe, QC. (File photo)
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The QC acting for a Bahamian developer in his Paradise Island crown land lease dispute yesterday rejected the attorney general’s assertion that his client’s legal case was “going nowhere”.
Attorneys yesterday warned that making it mandatory for Bahamian workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine “goes beyond what employers can do” and exposes companies to potential legal liability.
POLICE Commissioner Paul Rolle issued letters yesterday to three Assistant Commissioners of Police – Clayton Fernander, Kendal Strachan and Leamond Deleveaux – that extends their “special assignment” at various government ministries for a further two years.
WAYNE Munroe, QC, says it is now a “wait and see” situation for three senior Royal Bahamas Police Force officers whose special assignments have now expired.
Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle reportedly intervened after a COVID Task Force swooped on Latitudes Restaurant on Wednesday evening.
A QC representing 24 former Gaming Board staff yesterday said he "doesn't understand" why it has failed to settle the dispute over their termination as the potential taxpayer liabilities are rising daily.
WAYNE Munroe, QC said yesterday Elizabeth MP Dr Duane Sands’ stance against an extension of the state of emergency is “late”, but he cannot be faulted for finally seeing that no one man should have the power to dictate what an entire country does.
THE people arrested last week for protesting New Providence’s immediate seven-day lockdown will not be charged in court, according to attorney Wayne Munroe, QC, one of the lawyers representing the group.
AN ATTORNEY and activist have urged the government to expunge the records of street coconut vendors who were charged and fined for breaking emergency orders, insisting Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ plan to offer them grants to advance their businesses does not go far enough.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe told The Tribune he plans to file more legal action against Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis after a group of people were arrested yesterday for protesting against New Providence’s immediate seven-day lockdown. He suggested Dr M
LAWYER Wayne Munroe is representing 21 people who are suing Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for matters related to the state of emergency and COVID-19 regulations.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe is fighting an effort by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force to host a disciplinary hearing involving a marine accused of vulgar gyrating at a party in contravention of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ COVID-19 orders and RBDF rules.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe says he will look at filing action next week to scrap recent senior Royal Bahamas Police Force appointments after the government failed to respond to his concerns about the legitimacy of the Police Service Commission. Assistant
Two Bahamian web shop operators must now “roll the dice” on whether to proceed with their legal action against the Prime Minister after he re-opened the industry less than 24 hours after its filing.Wayne Munroe QC, the attorney for Paradise Games and
DAD’S BAHAMIAN? THEN YOU ARE TOO – Supreme Court sets new provision for citizenship if born outside marriage
A SUPREME Court judge has ruled that children born out of wedlock to Bahamian men and foreign women are citizens at birth and do not have to wait until 18 to apply for citizenship.
Several web shops yesterday "lit the candle under" their attorney to file legal action against the Government by tomorrow "at the latest" over their continuing COVID-19 closure.
Several web shops will take legal action over the sector’s renewed closure as early as Monday if they do not receive the desired response from the Prime Minister’s Office, a prominent QC revealed yesterday.
A prominent QC is arguing that Bahamian companies will be breaking the law if they comply with the government’s request to file “estimated” VAT returns for March today. Wayne Munroe QC, pictured , told Tribune Business he could find nothing in the V
A prominent QC has warned that Bahamian law firms will likely be “leaner” following the COVID-19 pandemic as McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes became the latest major player to confirm lay-offs.
The Bahamas Bar Council’s ethics committee has been blasted by the Court of Appeal for “woefully failing” to explain its decision to reprimand a prominent QC. Sir Michael Barnett, the court’s president, in a unanimous verdict ruled that the committe
A SUPREME Court judge has ordered that 24 people fired from the Gaming Board in 2017 be reinstated and/or damages paid to them, according to lawyer Wayne Munroe. Justice Indra Charles’ ruling is among the first to challenge parts of the Minnis admini
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, has accused the Minnis administration of “dishonesty” as it tackles marijuana reform, insisting the government wants to garner political support and restrict cultivators and suppliers of the the drug. On Tuesday, Prime Min
A LAWYER challenging cannabis related convictions of Rastafarians says their cultivation and use of the substance should be unrestricted when the government changes the law on cannabis possession.
A Bahamian QC has slammed the “flawed” bid by Sarkis Izmirlian to defeat the “shareholder oppression” counter-claim brought against him by Baha Mar’s main contractor. Wayne Munroe QC, acting on China Construction America’s (CCA) behalf, argued that
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, believes the government’s proposed Disaster Preparedness and Response Amendment Bill 2019 is “unconstitutional”, as he accused the government of causing harm to scores of Abaco residents.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe, QC, yesterday suggested the government did not have any legal grounds to appeal the Court of Appeal’s ruling on Frank Smith’s acquittal.Mr Munroe noted the Court of Appeal Act was amended in 1996 to make it the final court to a
THE Bahamas Bar Council wants the director of public prosecutions to justify the hiring of two foreign lawyers to top-level posts at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and is not inclined to give the lawyers entry into the Bahamas Bar without adequate justification, The Tribune understands.
ATTORNEY Wayne Munroe believes the government’s track to cannabis reform will lead to the establishment of a monopoly on local sale and cultivation.Mr Munroe, QC, characterised the appointment of the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana as a sema