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Customs runs smoothly in new location

HM Customs (Photo by Akil Simmons)

The performance of the Customs Department got a boost from its relocation this year, according to Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security.

Mr Caines updated Parliament on the department’s activities in the first and second quarters of 2018.

Customs was moved from its former headquarters across Front Street from the Cabinet Building, to Customs House at 131 Front Street.

Mr Caines told MPs that an advertisement for ten trainee officers in March had drawn 487 applications, with shortlisted candidates now being interviewed.

Meanwhile, two senior level promotions were announced: Senior Customs Officer Ahmed-Troy Caines was promoted to Principal Customs Officer, while Sharmette Pond was promoted from Principal Customs Officer to Assistant Collector of Customs.

To read the full ministerial statement, click on the PDF under “Related Media”.