Category: Bulletins

Internet Law – A Brief Introduction to Cyber Torts

August 15, 2017

(August 2017) Issue 26 In this modern age, the Internet has become an essential tool of work and social communication and functioning. In 2015, the World Internet Usage & Population Statistics found that 293,875 persons or 90.5 % of the Bahamian population uses the Internet. The growing awareness of the social, economic, and political impact […]

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RECOVERING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES AND FATAL ACCIDENTS

September 20, 2016

September, 2016 – Issue 25 By Sharon Rahming-Rolle Have you been in a traffic accident and suffered injuries? Have you fallen while away from home and hurt yourself? Has your parent, spouse, child, uncle or aunt died leaving you without a source of income that you depended on? If your answer to any of the […]

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IS THERE A DISPARITY IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION?

August 9, 2016

August 2016 Issue 24 “Haves and Have Nots” Like Professional women around the globe, women in the Bahamas have come a long way since the suffrage movement and gaining the right to vote. In decades gone by, societal norms instructed and encouraged men to devalue the contributions of women. In today’s globalized environment however, individual […]

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Back to School Child Support

September 10, 2015

Bulletin 23 Weeks before the opening of the new school year, many single mothers lined up at the Magistrate’s Court Complex in The Bahamas to apply for child support from their child’s fathers, for assistance. It is very unfortunate, that fathers are unable or unwilling to make an effort to financially maintain their children. Some […]

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Stamp Duty Amendment & the New Real Estate VAT Rule

July 24, 2015

Issue 22 In January, 2015 The Government of The Bahamas implemented Value Added Tax (“VAT”) at 7.5% to be charged on all goods and services. This new VAT tax affected many businesses, as businesses were required to update their computer systems in order to implement VAT in compliance with the new law. Food stores and […]

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Same Sex Unions and the Bahamas

March 23, 2015

Bulletin – Issue 21 Across the globe, more and more individuals are openly living what society has dubbed an alternative lifestyle – a departure from the traditional heterosexual relationships and families – in favour of same sex partnerships. While such unions have become more popular in recent years, the onset of this lifestyle was met […]

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A new tax regime introduced in The Bahamas

January 27, 2015

January 2015 – Issue 21 Before January 1 there were no direct taxes levied on the trading of goods and services in The Bahamas. In times past, consumers were only required to pay customs duty on goods imported into The Bahamas.  For the past year and a half though, the government of the Commonwealth of […]

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Conveyancing and The Law of Real Property

October 28, 2014

September 2014 – ISSUE 19 The questions may be asked what is Conveyancing and why is it attached to the Law of Real Property. When dealing with the Law of Real Property there are two fundamental points which must be understood— (i) You acquire knowledge of the rights and liabilities attached to the interests of […]

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Freedom of Information Bill Part 2

October 7, 2014

September 2014 – ISSUE 19 The Freedom of Information Bill was drafted to do away with secrecy in the public arena. It aims to reinforce and give further effect to certain fundamental principles underlying the system of constitutional democracy, namely: governmental accountability; transparency and public participation in national decision making. This article is a follow […]

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A Look at the Construction Contractors Bill 2011

May 21, 2014

Did you know that according to the Construction Contractors Bill, any unlicensed person performing construction shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of ten thousand ($10,000.00) or imprisonment; or to both?” This is only one of the many new   penalties the bill seeks to address in an attempt to ensure regulation […]

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