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Bahamas: Parliament to Consider VAT Legislation

(Aug. 14, 2014) The Government of the Bahamas proposed new legislation on value-added tax on July 23, 2014; parliament is expected to consider the Value Added Tax Bill 2014 when it reconvenes in late August. (VAT Bill and Regulations (July 23, 2014), Government of Bahamas website [click on “Value Added Tax” and then on “Value […]

Bahamas: Government Launches New Effort to Stem Illegal Immigration

(Sept. 17, 2010) (last visited Sept. 14, 2010).) Nevertheless, the Bahamas' long-standing problem with illegal immigration has not abated over the past couple of years. The country is located near a number of jurisdictions that many persons have sought to flee, including Haiti and Cuba. Other persons have illegally entered the country from the […]

Bahamas: Government Defends Expedited Extradition of the “Barefoot Bandit”

(Aug. 10, 2010) The United States and the Bahamas are parties to an Extradition Treaty that became effective in 1994. (U.S. Department of State, TREATIES IN FORCE, (last visited Aug. 4, 2010).) Thus, when the teenage fugitive whose full name is Colton Harris-Moore, but who is more commonly known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” crashed […]