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Tag: Customs Department

New customs officers celebrated

New customs officers celebrated

| 20/03/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): After a 16-week course run by the Customs Department, 14 trainees have graduated as customs officers, an achievement celebrated at a ceremony held Friday, 10 March. Receiving their certificates were Stephen Anderson, Vannasa Bailey, Prisilla Berry, Eddree Fisher, Leonard Hydes, [...]

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Customs officers move up the ladder

Customs officers move up the ladder

| 31/01/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Customs Department has promoted seven officers in keeping with its policy on succession planning, and following a competitive selection process. The newly promoted officers are Lisa Kelly, Tina Campbell and Vivine Mohanty, who are now assistant collectors of customs; and Vi [...]

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Customs officers start 2017 with promotions

Customs officers start 2017 with promotions

| 30/12/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Acting deputy collectors Kevin Walton and Jeff Jackson have been promoted to deputy collectors in the Customs Department, effective 1 January 2017. Congratulating the officers, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said, “I am confident they will continue to effectively lead [...]

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Customs celebrate retiree’s decades of service

Customs celebrate retiree’s decades of service

| 23/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Customs Department celebrated Langlie Powery and his 37 years of service at his retirement ceremony on Friday, 16 September 2016. The retired customs training manager received high praise from officials, colleagues and friends for his commitment and dedicatio [...]

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Issue with duty assessed on visitor

Issue with duty assessed on visitor

| 24/08/2016 | 9 Comments

A visiting relative was stopped by customs at the airport and asked to pay duty on some baby clothes gifts she purchased for her granddaughter, only four items of clothing worth less than US$100. Is this correct? I thought on the white form given to us on the plane it says you can purchase items [...]

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Calculating duty on imported goods

Calculating duty on imported goods

| 23/06/2016 | 4 Comments

How are imported goods assessed at Customs for duties? Is it even remotely possible that the duties cost more than the cost of items paid? What guidelines are they following and is this accessible to the public?

Auntie’s answer: Admittedly in the hopes of avoiding having to go through t [...]

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K-9 units impress young students at school fair

K-9 units impress young students at school fair

| 25/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Sniffer dogs from the departments of customs and agriculture put on a show along with their handlers at the Prospect Primary School Careers Fair held Friday, 20 May 2016. Customs K-9 unit’s Labrador retriever, Nugget, and Belgian Malinois, Bolt, demonstrated how they detect contraband, [...]

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Brac officers brush up on customs laws

Brac officers brush up on customs laws

| 23/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A group of Cayman Brac customs officers last month received refresher training in various customs and other related laws, general procedures and techniques. Deputy Collector of Customs Marlon Bodden and Assistant Collector of Customs Philip West trained the 11 officers 11-15 April at the [...]

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Customs Department lauds retiring officer

Customs Department lauds retiring officer

| 27/04/2016 | 0 Comments

(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 g [...]

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Customs welcomes four new officers

Customs welcomes four new officers

| 10/04/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS): As four new customs officers entered the service last week, having gone through three months of intensive training, Finance Minister Marco Archer encouraged them to apply the Customs Laws and Regulations fairly and fearlessly and warned them to “aoid temptation and corruption in con [...]

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Senior officer secures assistant collector’s job second time around

Senior officer secures assistant collector’s job second time around

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS):  Philip West beat out six other candidates recently to secure the Assistant Collector of Customs (ACC) post in his second go at trying out for the management position. Senior customs officer of the year in 2014, West has served more than 24 years in the department. As a certified instruc [...]

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Retiring civil servant posts perfect attendance

Retiring civil servant posts perfect attendance

| 23/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Assistant Collector of Customs Trevor Williams is retiring at the end of the month with an impressive record of more than 39 years of public service without taking one sick

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Customs claims employee of the year

Customs claims employee of the year

| 13/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Assistant Collector of Customs Gidget Powell, who has served in the same department for 26 of her 29 years in government service, has been named Employee of the Year for 2014-15.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, who selected Powell from among the 12 employees of the month over that [...]

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Customs officers acclaimed for zero sick days

Customs officers acclaimed for zero sick days

| 28/04/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Five customs officers and 16 staff members from the department who never missed a day of work in 2014 have been lauded for their dedication and what was described by officials as exemplary performance. But while that may have been considered impressive by their bosses and peers, Derek Mc [...]

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