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Royal Bahamas Police Force in the crossfire

February 16, 2018

“It is counter intuitive to believe but by placing the Royal Bahamas Police Force in the crossfire” we are worsening the cross fire!” The Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at Article 15 reads amongst other things that “every person in the Bahamas is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual” […]

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The World Trade Organization: Do we or don’t we; The Legal Issues!?

February 6, 2018

On January 18 2018 an historical admission was made and reliably reported upon in a leading Bahamian daily. It was an historic admission with legal implications with little equal. Neil Hartnell, Tribune Business Editor, quoted the Lead negotiator for the Bahamas’ WTO (World Trade organization) negotiating team as asserting that the Government’s ability to protect […]

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You and your Rights – Sexual Harassment in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

January 31, 2018

We have seen a great debate unfold in the United States over the last few months as to the rights of working women on the job. The movement is not gender specific nor is it limited to the dominant campaign which has been led by American women. The movement was started by Alyssa Milano, the […]

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Hacking and the Charter Aircraft Industry in The Bahamas

January 26, 2018

The Pilot of the Aztec aircraft that crashed, killing himself and five other people did not have a Pilot’s License to carry passengers. These are the reports coming from a preliminary investigation of the fatal crash of the Piper Aztec plane in Andros Island in the Bahamas. The facts seem to suggest, per crash investigator, […]

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The Lid is off: Marital Rape in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

January 26, 2018

Marital Rape is defined as the act of “sexual intercourse” with one’s spouse without the spouse’s consent. Generally speaking it is viewed as a form of domestic violence and /or abuse. In the Bahamas there is no law which criminalizes non consensual sexual intercourse between married persons. Single women and men thus enjoy a legislative […]

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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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12th Annual FREE Legal Clinic | Sept 17th

August 12, 2016
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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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FREE Legal Forum | Saturday, Apr 23rd | 9am-1pm | Victoria Ballroom, Hilton Hotel

April 8, 2016
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