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Bahamas Govt to Appeal Historic Citizenship Ruling


(Eyewitness News) NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Attorney General Carl Bethel advised yesterday that the government intends to go to the Privy Council to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that children born out of wedlock to foreign women and Bahamian men are entitled to citizenship at birth.

The government had sought to appeal the ruling handed down by Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder last May, in the “public’s interest”.

The appellate ruling dismissed the government’s appeal and awarded costs to the respondents.

Bethel told reporters ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday morning that the matter would have ended in the highest court — the Privy Council — no matter which side won the appeal.

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