Business licensing hit by Registrar General dept. hack

Business licensing hit by Registrar General dept. hack
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NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Acting Controller of Inland Revenue Gaynell Rolle yesterday acknowledged that individuals applying for a new business license have experienced delays due to the breach at the Registrar General’s Department.

However, Rolle told Eyewitness News the challenges have been resolved “to a comfortable extent’.

She pointed to challenges impacting an individual’s ability to get approval for establishing a trade name- the first step in Inland Revenue’s online process for applying for a business license.

Those challenges stemmed from a hack of the Registrar General Department’s business registration platform earlier this year.

“There was a breach at the Registrar General’s Department and so there was limited access,” she continued.

“Even though we offer the assistance through our department via a link, that is still a function of the Registrar General’s Office. That was the delay.

“The people applying for a new business license were getting some delay in getting their names registered. That’s one of the first processes in applying for a business license. When a person applies for a business license they have to get a trade name approved.”

Rolle added: “That name is processed via the Registrar General’s system and because of the breach there was a backlog. That challenge has now been resolved to a comfortable extent.”

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So what exactly are you saying. How long do you think it will take for us to get our license approved especially during this time when it’s enforced that we have it.

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