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AG: Enhance Bermuda’s International Reputation

AG: Enhance Bermuda’s International Reputation

Attorney-General Trevor Moniz presented a draft consultation copy of the Bribery Act 2016 in the House of Assembly today [July 15], saying it will “help to enhance Bermuda’s international reputation for the highest ethical standards.”The Attorney-General said, “The Bribery Act 2016 is modelled largely on the UK’s Bribery Act... Read more of this article

AG: Modernizing Bermuda’s Law On Fraud

AG: Modernizing Bermuda’s Law On Fraud

Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [May 20], Attorney-General Trevor Moniz provided an overview of Government’s intention to update and modernize Bermuda’s laws relating to fraud. Minister Moniz said, “As is the case with our parallel efforts to combat bribery and corruption, by updating and modernizing the law of fraud in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Modernizing Bermuda’s Bribery, Corruption Laws

Modernizing Bermuda’s Bribery, Corruption Laws

Speaking today [May 20] in the House of Assembly, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Trevor Moniz provided an overview of Government’s intention to modernize Bermuda’s laws relating to bribery and corruption. Minister Moniz said, “Bermuda has made tremendous efforts in recent years to combat economic crime of all kinds, particularly... Read more of this article

Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Parliament recently passed an Act which empowers the Director of Public Prosecutions to issue a guidance for formal police cautions, and Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden said he is considering issuing guidance for simple possession of cannabis, and is interested in hearing the views of the general public. Mr Mussenden said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

Oyster Consultant Offers Legal Education Lecture

Oyster Consultant Offers Legal Education Lecture

Oyster Consulting [Bermuda] Ltd Consultant Henry M. Komansky presented his second CLE lecture to the Bermuda Bar Association on April 6 to discuss changes to Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing requirements. A spokesperson said, “On 1 January 2016, the long-pending Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2015 became law.... Read more of this article

Info Session On Island’s Liquor Licensing Laws

Info Session On Island’s Liquor Licensing Laws

The Bermuda Police Service will host a public information session for entrepreneurs and promoters in conjunction with the Liquor Licensing Authority [LLA] on Wednesday, April 27 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Dame Lois Brown Evans building. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday the 27th of April from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, the Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

CD&P: New Legislation Will Enhance Jurisdiction

CD&P: New Legislation Will Enhance Jurisdiction

New legislation governing contracts will significantly help the Island’s commercial sector and enhance the attractiveness of the jurisdiction in both the funds and insurance space, according to some Bermuda attorneys. Elizabeth Denman, a Director in the Corporate department at Conyers Dill & Pearman, said The Contracts [Rights of Third Parties]... Read more of this article

Governor Appoints Registrar To Supreme Court

Governor Appoints Registrar To Supreme Court

The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, has announced today that he has appointed Ms Shade Subair Williams to succeed Ms Charlene Scott as Registrar to the Supreme Court. Mr Fergusson said, “I am very pleased to announce Ms Subair Williams’ appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial & Legal Services Committee. :She is highly qualified... Read more of this article

Oyster Consultant Gives Lecture To Bermuda Bar

Oyster Consultant Gives Lecture To Bermuda Bar

Oyster Consulting Bermuda Ltd consultant Henry M. Komansky presented a CLE lecture to the Bermuda Bar Association on February 17 in order to discuss changes to Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing requirements. A spokesperson said, “On January 1, 2016, the long-pending Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2015 became law.... Read more of this article

DPP Implements Code For Crown Counsel

DPP Implements Code For Crown Counsel

Today the Department of Public Prosecutions [DPP] has announced the creation and implementation of a Code for Crown Counsel for prosecutors within the department. The Director of the DPP, Mr. Rory Field said the aim of the new Code is to serve as an important tool for the Crown Counsel in the Department, as well as enhance the public’s understanding... Read more of this article

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

[Updated with video] The Ministry of Community, Culture & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs hosted their first “public information session regarding civil unions” last night, with Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin previously saying “we received considerable input and written submissions from advocacy groups on both sides of the discussion.... Read more of this article

Chief Justice: Opening Of Bermuda’s Legal Year

Chief Justice: Opening Of Bermuda’s Legal Year

“One of the main challenges facing any legal community in a financial centre dominated by international business interests is mastering the art of maintaining the extremely delicate balance between the interests of the moneyed few and the wage-dependent many,” Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said, adding that, “Disparities of wealth, both... Read more of this article

Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court

Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court

A Special Sitting of the Supreme Court was held on Friday [Jan 22] to mark the Ceremonial Opening of Bermuda’s 2016 Legal Year. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said, “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first sitting of the Court of General Assize on June 15, 1616. “It will afford us an opportunity, over the course of the year, not... Read more of this article