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Vaccination rollout ties to relaxing restrictions

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has defended the government’s decision to seek an extension of the COVID-19 emergency orders until May 23, saying the move was done “out of an abundance of caution” in response to new coronavirus variants now spreading worldwide.

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Gov't and BPC 'dispute' outstanding licence fees

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) yesterday warned against "making mountains out of molehills" after it was revealed the Government had refused to accept its payment of outstanding licence fees.

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Wrong e-mail caused blacklisting by France

The Bahamas was blacklisted by France because of an incorrect e-mail address, the attorney general has revealed to Tribune Business.

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PM pushes overhaul over land ownership

The Prime Minister wants to create a land registration system in The Bahamas in a bid to eliminate the abuses and "injustice" suffered by thousands of Bahamians under the present opaque order.

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Gov't pays 'millions' to solve land scam

The Government has paid "several million dollars" to a private developer to "bring order out of chaos" and secure the homes of several hundred families who were swindled in a massive land scam.

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DRILLING BEGINS . . . but Bethel says govt will negotiate a bigger share if oil is found

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel assured Bahamians that the government intends to renegotiate the scale of royalty fees if commercial quantities of oil are found in the country.

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‘From strength to strength’ on FATF delisting

THE attorney general has voiced optimism the financial services industry will go “from strength to strength” after The Bahamas’ efforts to shore up its anti-financial crime regime gained global approval.

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Attorney General to speak to EU about removal from blacklist

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel is expected to make recommendations to European finance officials today on the way forward concerning the country’s removal from the European blacklist.

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Draft bill on marijuana expected 'in short order'

A DRAFT bill on marijuana legislation is expected to be presented to Cabinet “in very short order,” Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday. However, Mr Bethel told The Tribune he could not give a definite timeline on the matter as he is still w

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AG wants investigation over 'rummaging'

Attorney General Carl Bethel requested a police investigation after he said a stranger is suspected of rummaging through old tabled documents in the Senate. Speaking in the upper chamber yesterday, Mr Bethel recalled coming into the Senate and meeti

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A.G. probe into land ownership claims

A Bahamian developer yesterday warned new dubious land practices are threatening to "wreak havoc" for the construction and real estate industries.

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Bethel says sorry for failing to renew emergency orders

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel apologised yesterday after his office failed to deliver a resolution extending Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ emergency orders in time for last week’s sitting of the House of Assembly, causing the Governor General’s ori

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AG's office fails to deliver emergency orders extension in time

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel apologised Monday after his office failed to deliver a resolution extending Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis' emergency orders in time for last week’s sitting of the House of Assembly, causing the Governor General’s original proclamation of emergency to end at midnight.

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HACKERS STRIKE AT GOVT SYSTEM: Russians and Bulgarians behind cyber raid on key banking and personal data

The Government is "betwixt and between" over the Registrar General's Department's cyber security woes after being forced to again shut down its online database following fresh hacking attempts.

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BETHEL TO FIGHT COURT’S RULING: Citizenship move to be fought in ‘public’s interest’

THE Office of the Attorney General will appeal a groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling that children born in the country 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.

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Our foot’s on your neck, EU warns

The Attorney General last night said senior European officials and politicians have warned The Bahamas: "We won't take our foot off your neck until you implement a corporate income tax."

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EU blacklists over money laundering

The Attorney General yesterday said it was "especially distressing" that Europe appears to have ignored The Bahamas' "herculean efforts" in preparing to again blacklist this nation.

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AG: 'We were protecting vulnerable from calamity'

The attorney general yesterday pledged to “clarify” a life and health insurance order that was designed to prevent poor and elderly policyholders suffering a “catastrophe” amid the COVID-19 crisis. Carl Bethel QC told Tribune Business that the gover

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Bethel urges landlords to be lenient with rent

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel has urged landlords to be lenient with rent collection as “everybody has to take a hit” during the pandemic. While addressing the issue of rent relief in the Senate, Mr Bethel said there “obviously” needs to be some dialogue about the matter during this economic and health crisis.

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AG: We can get 'strict' on banks

The Attorney General yesterday warned that the government could get “very strict” by forcing banks to close their branch doors as part of efforts to combat the COVID-19m pandemic.

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30 more days? Bethel suggests extension to lockdown likely

WHEN Parliament convenes on Monday it will likely agree to extend the 24-hour curfew based on the recommendation of medical experts.

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Munroe is simply wrong, says AG Bethel

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said Wayne Munroe, QC, is “plain and simply wrong” with his criticism of Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ emergency powers order.

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AG: Entrepreneur 'extremely selfish'

The attorney general last night accused a local entrepreneur of “extreme selfishness” by rejecting a Paradise Island compromise that was “in the best interests of The Bahamas”. Carl Bethel QC told Tribune Business that it was an “absolutely untrue a

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GUILTY AS CHARGED: Conviction rate hits 80% as trial backlog clogs courts system

THE conviction rate for serious offences has increased to almost 80 percent, Attorney General Carl Bethel said yesterday.

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