Customs Department lauds retiring officer

| 27/04/2016
CNS Local Life

(L-R) William Watson receives a gift certificate in appreciation from Charles Clifford

(CNS): Retiring Senior Customs Officer William Watson was celebrated for his commitment and dedication over 33 years in government service at an event held at the department’s headquarters earlier this month. He was also lauded for using his considerable technical and automotive expertise on government’s behalf.

Senior officials also acknowledged his willingness to step in on days off as well as his continuous service on airport night shifts.

During a recent incident on his day off, according to a government press release, Watson’s knowledge of the Customs Law ensured that government earned the correct revenue on a questionable shipment of imported goods.

Speakers at the event, led by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, included Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson; Customs Collector Charles Clifford; Deputy Collector Collie Powery; Assistant Collectors Gidget Powell, Philip West and Kevin Walton; Customs Officer Vennie Vernon and Customs Human Resources Manager Simone Mamby.

Clifford thanked Watson for his long and dedicated service to the Cayman Islands Government and the Customs Department in particular as he wished him all the best on his retirement.

They had one final message for Watson, as Powery said: “You will be missed. It was a blessing to have you work with us.”

Watson received a plaque as well as tokens of appreciation. His colleagues also expressed their gratitude on a giant card.


Category: Civil Service

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