Firm News


How Lucky We Art!

For the third consecutive year, Nassau-based law firm Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) has joined hands with the Transforming Spaces Annual Art Tour to provide more than two dozen public school students with the opportunity to experience mixed-media art whilst... read more

GSO Welcomes Elton L. Gibson to the Firm

Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) is proud to announce Elton L. Gibson as the newest member of its team.  He joins the firm as an Associate in the Financial Services Department. Elton has earned both an LL. B and LL.M from the University of The West Indies in Corporate... read more

GSO Announces New Partner Darron S. Pickstock

Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) is proud to announce that Darron S. Pickstock has been made a Partner in the firm. Darron holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Buckingham and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England Bristol. ... read more

GSO Welcomes Glenn Curry to the Firm

Mr. Glenn Curry Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) is proud to announce that Mr. Glenn Curry has joined the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Department. Glenn received his law degree from the University of the West Indies, and his Certificate of Legal Education from... read more

Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar Wins 2016 Minister’s Award

On Friday, 18 November, Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar received the prestigious Minister’s Award at the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s 2016 Annual Awards Gala.  The Minister’s Award recognizes an individual who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the... read more

GSO Opens Full Time Law Office In Exuma

As of January 2016, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien’s Exuma office transitioned from a part-time to a permanent presence, establishing the island chain’s only full time law firm. Managed by GSO partner Yolande Julien, the office in Georgetown, Exuma is located on Queen’s... read more

GSO Celebrates 10 Years

Glinton Sweeting O’Brien marked its 10 year anniversary in island chic elegance at the Albany resort last month with over 200 guests in attendance, including International and Bahamian clientele, political officials, staff, family and friends. Celebrating the firm’s... read more

GSO Welcomes New Partner Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar

Mrs. Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar Glinton Sweeting O’ Brien (GSO) is proud to announce that Mrs. Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar has joined the firm as a Partner and Head of the firm’s Financial Services Group.   Linda graduated from the Georgetown University School of... read more

GSO Welcomes New Partner Yolande C. Julien

Mrs. Yolande C. Julien The Partners of Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (“GSO”) are pleased and proud to announce that Mrs. Yolande C. Julien has been made a Partner of the firm. Yolande was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. Having gained valuable commercial... read more

GSO Sponsors Public School Students Art Tour

As part of Glinton Sweeting O’Brien’s (GSO) ongoing effort to support local arts and education in the community, the firm sponsored the participation of a group of government high school students and teachers in Transforming Spaces 11th Annual Art Tour. On Saturday,... read more

GSO Gears Up for Ride for Hope Event

As part of the Ride for Hope’s fundraising efforts for the prevention and treatment of cancer in The Bahamas, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) is proud to be a Yellow Jersey sponsor. As always, riders of all ages and capabilities will start out from Goodman’s Bay Park... read more

Insight


Important Real Property Tax Updates

If you own real property in The Bahamas, you should be receiving your Real Property Tax Notice of Assessment for 2017 shortly, if you have not received it already. Please note that it is the duty of each property owner to ensure that he receives a Notice of... read more

Impact of VAT on Real Estate Transactions in The Bahamas

There have been a number of legislative changes in 2014/15, one of the most significant being the implementation of Value Added Tax (“VAT”). VAT is a form of indirect consumption tax charged on the supply of goods and services. This article will explore the impact of... read more

The Bahamas – A Respected Member State in Aviation

In 1946 The Bahamas established the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) which is responsible for ensuring a safe and orderly flow of air traffic of Bahamian air space, licensing of aircrafts, aircrew, aircraft engineers, issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness (and... read more

VAT – Post Implementation – What to look out for

According to where you were, at the stroke of midnight on the 1st of January 2015, Value Added Tax (“VAT”) of 7.5% should have appeared on your receipt. VAT reared its dreadful head despite numerous protests from critics and lingering questions from businesses and... read more

Press Features


Finance Makes a Home In Albany
Featured: Bryan A. Glinton


Family Offices: A Practitioner’s View by Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar


Women in Law – Featured: Melinda S. Bacchus-Maynard


Local Talent Key To Land Development by Andrew G.S. O’Brien