Tag: Customs Department

Is importing licence-plate covers allowed?

Is importing licence-plate covers allowed?

| 27/03/2019 | 7 Comments

Could you maybe look into why the importation of such (licence-plate) covers is not banned? Auntie’s answer: This question was asked in a comment on a column that ran in January, “Stop obscuring licence plates”. They say timing is everything, so I want to point out that the column in question is from January this […]

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Clarifying duty-free rules

Clarifying duty-free rules

| 21/11/2018 | 3 Comments

I was wondering if I can bring in tobacco, and/or spirits, in excess of the duty-free allowance, for my personal use, under the $500 allowance; i.e., if I only spend $100 at Target can I bring in $200 worth of Bailey’s, and $200 of Marlboro lights for my $500? Auntie’s answer: This is one of […]

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Explaining the new Customs policy

Explaining the new Customs policy

| 15/11/2018 | 10 Comments

Several months ago, it was reported that you no longer have to complete customs declaration forms if you have not exceeded your entitlement/concession. However, our customs officers are still expecting completed forms from everyone. What are the facts?

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Reselling duty-free cigarettes

Reselling duty-free cigarettes

| 11/09/2017 | 8 Comments

A friend of mine travels regularly to Florida. Even though he does not smoke, on his return he always brings a carton of duty-free cigarettes. He in turn sells the cigarettes privately in Cayman. I’ve told my friend that this may be illegal and it could affect his work permit if he is stopped by […]

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Cayman Customs train TCI officers

Cayman Customs train TCI officers

| 21/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has been providing on-the-job training for three customs officers from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in different aspects of the department’s operations. The training, which ran from 6-17 June, marked the first time in the Cayman Islands for team leader TCI Assistant Collector of Enforcement June […]

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Customs staff recognised for customer service

Customs staff recognised for customer service

| 06/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Four customs staffers were commended on Friday, 31 March 2017 in a surprise celebration for their excellent customer service. Customs officers Barry Solomon, Brandi Sherieff and Kara Ebanks as well as customs porter Stephen Walton received fruit baskets as tokens of appreciation presented jointly by a member of the Cayman Islands public […]

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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, George Jackson, Miguel McFarlane, Christopher McField, Colbert Miller, Marcia Myles, Jessie Peynado, […]

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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 Vienie Vernon, Crystal McField-Baldwin, Don Parsons and Prisilla Berry, who have […]

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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 the officers under their command and will do our country proud.”

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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 dedication to government service. Powery began his career with the Cayman Islands […]

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