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The Bahamas signs the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

October 8, 2013

On the 24th September, 2013, the Bahamas became a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. As a result of the […]

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Inside the Chamber August 2013 – Second Quarter

September 20, 2013

There has been quite a bit going on inside the Chamber. On the 20th April, 2013 we held our first ever Legal Forum on Wills and Living Wills. The Forum was held at the Hilton and the attendance was over subscribed. We look forward to facilitating more legal forums in the near future. On the […]

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Changing or Revoking a Will in the Bahamas

July 29, 2013

July 2013 – ISSUE 13  It is not only important for you to make a Will, but it is equally important to keep your Will up to date. You made your Will, time has passed and you have acquired additional assets, you want to change the executor, trustee or a beneficiary named in your Will […]

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Immigration – Entry Requirements for Business & Client Meetings

July 22, 2013

July 2013 – ISSUE 12 In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Financial Services is Working Together with The Department of Immigration to Ensure Efficient Entry into The Bahamas for Business and Client Meetings. The Ministry of Financial Services and the Department of Immigration are committed to maintaining The Bahamas as a world class international financial […]

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The Tribune: ‘Up’ the short-term work visa policy…

July 18, 2013

Branville McCartney of Halsbury Chambers and leader of The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) yesterday urged the Government to “up” its new short-term work visa policy to greater than two weeks, while commending it for “progressive” reform. While backing the Christie administration’s move to abolish the requirement that foreign workers obtain a short-term work visa, provided […]

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The Tribune: Branville McCartney speaks on the economy and local business envirnoment

July 18, 2013

The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday said today’s economy would prevent him from entering business in the manner he did 20 years ago, describing the Budget as lacking vision and providing “no light at the end of the tunnel”.  Read the original article here

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Constitutional Commission Recommendations

July 17, 2013

Click here to view the Constitution Commission Report In August 2012, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas appointed a Commission with the following broad mandate: “To conduct a comprehensive review of the Constitution of The Bahamas, and to recommend changes to the Constitution in advance of the 40th anniversary of Independence next year. These changes […]

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Pictures from Halsbury Chambers’ Recent Legal Forum on Wills and Living Wills

June 26, 2013

Halsbury Chamber’s recent event at the Hilton on Wills and Living Wills was a huge success. Below are some pictures taken at the forum on April 20th, 2013.  

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Revenue Measures 2013/2014

June 11, 2013

Issue 10 Revenue Measures 2013/2014 In the Budget Communication presented to the House of Assembly by the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on Wednesday 29th May 2013, revenue measures for the fiscal year 2013/2014 effective July 1, 2013 were indicated as follows: 1. Bring into force the new Customs Management Act and […]

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Halsbury Chambers’ Hurricane Preparedness Guide

June 5, 2013

HURRICANE SEASON:  JUNE 1—NOVEMBER 30, 2013 Know What Hurricane WATCH and WARNING Mean WATCH: Hurricane conditions are possible in the specified area of the WATCH, usually within 36 hours. WARNING: Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the WARNING, usually within 24 hours. Prepare a Personal Evacuation Plan • Identify ahead of time […]

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