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Lawyers angry over DPP’s expat hirings

THE Judicial and Legal Services Commission has appointed a Nigerian and a Ugandan to top level positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Former AG pays tribute to Justice Ricardo Marques

FORMER Attorney General Allyson Maynard Gibson offered her condolences Thursday on the death of retired Supreme Court Justice Ricardo Marques. Mr Justice Marques died on Thursday.

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Behave yourselves, staff at attorney general office told

THE Office of the Attorney General has warned its staff to behave themselves and not disrespect their seniors or otherwise face disciplinary action.

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Attorney General thanks civic groups after intercept bill delay

ATTORNEY General Allyson Maynard-Gibson said she is happy that the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Federation, the Organisation for Responsible Government and other civil society organisations have recognised the government’s commitment to public consultation on the controversial Interception of Communications Bill.

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Still no word on date to reveal landfill manager

THE Office of the Attorney General is still evaluating matters relating to the government’s selection of a New Providence Landfill manager, according to Environment Minister Romauld Ferreira.An announcement of the new manager was expected as early as

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW – Swift Justice: A response

THIS week, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson released a non-responsive, vacuous retort to my last column, where I advocated for the independence of our judicial process and dismissed her version of swift justice as nothing more than a farcical nightmare, a headline hunting, political scheme and catchphrase. I stand by that notion.

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Attorney General says backlog of cases is a 'grave concern'

EVEN if they focused solely on criminal cases in 2013, the 12 current Supreme Court judges could not clear the backlog of outstanding cases, Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson yesterday.

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Bar Council: Why hire foreign lawyers for prosecutor posts?

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.

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American Airlines cancels 12 flights over past month

American Airlines has cancelled 12 flights to The Bahamas over the past 30 days, it confirmed yesterday, but cannot provide details on the number of passengers affected.

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AG: Bar Council should stop acting politically and admit two African lawyers

ATTORNEY General Carl Bethel said the Bahamas Bar Council should stop acting “politically” and admit two Africans working in senior positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Bahamas Bar.

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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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Big increase in cases heard at Coroner’s Court

INQUESTS into police-involved killings are occurring at a quicker pace after years of neglect, Coroner’s Court records show.

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DPP African lawyers can’t work in courts

TWO Africans hired to top positions at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions have been denied admission to the Bahamian Bar, preventing them from arguing cases in court.

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Vendor process ‘unsatisfactory’

THE Department of Transformation and Digitisation’s vendor management assessment from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 has been given a rating of “unsatisfactory” by the Office of the Auditor General.

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Minister not surprised by audit of National Sports Authority

YOUTH, Sports and Culture Minister Mario Bowleg said he is not surprised by an audit that found numerous problems at the National Sports Authority.

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Pay row lawyer fears for job

A PROSECUTOR in the Office of the Attorney General says her outspoken pursuit of money allegedly owed to her has put her job in jeopardy. 

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AUDIT LIFTS LID ON MINISTRY FAILINGS: ‘Many failures’ identified at Sports ministry Minnis ordered be ‘locked down’

A CONTRACT awarded without Cabinet approval is among the problems Auditor General Terrance Bastian uncovered when he audited the National Sports Authority for the period between July 1, 2018 to January 2021.

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PM will make decision on next steps for sports audit

PRIME Minister Philip “Brave” Davis will decide whether “damning” findings from an audit of the National Sports Authority should be turned over to the Attorney General’s Office for further investigation.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: Officers, but not gentlemen

THESE days, a number of bull-headed police officers are abusing their authority and adopting a grossly misguided perception that because they wear a uniform and carry a badge, they are above the law.

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Education bonus fraud: ‘Ten should face action’

THE Office of the Attorney General recommended that disciplinary action, including dismissal, be taken against ten people involved in a Department of Education scheme that defrauded the government of $450,000.

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