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Tag: Charles Clifford

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

| 07/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced a change in policy and has plans to stop accepting personal cheques at all of its collection points from next Monday, 14 November. The department will take cash, bank drafts, or credit and debit cards in either CI or US dollars but the numbe [...]

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Staff shake-up at customs dept

Staff shake-up at customs dept

| 29/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed more details about the staff shake-up at the department responsible for bringing in around a quarter of government’s annual revenue. Charles Clifford has confirmed that Collie Powery and Emalie Wilks have retired from the department after more than thre [...]

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Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

| 05/05/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Government broke ground Thursday on a new $1.3 million building at the customs cargo distribution centre that will house its much-lauded mobile container scanner. The giant x-ray machine was purchased in 2010 and Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said it was a crucial tool used to keep dr [...]

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Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

| 31/03/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed that there are challenges with the computer system at the customs department, which is not working as effectively as it could be. Charles Clifford explained that the system acquired by customs was not tailor-made and as a result there are shortcomings. Bu [...]

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Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

| 02/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Seven Honduran nationals have been arrested by customs officers following the discovery of a quantity of drugs, fish and illegal alcohol aboard a 50-foot fishing vessel in local waters. The boat has also been seized, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has confirmed. On Tuesday 29 September [...]

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Chuckie vows to bring in the cash

Chuckie vows to bring in the cash

| 19/08/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The former tourism minister, Charles ‘Chuckie’ Clifford, returned to government on Monday but back on the administrative arm as the new Collector of Customs. A qualified attorney and a former police officer who eventually became a permanent secretary before he entered the political arena, [...]

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Chuckie named as new customs boss

Chuckie named as new customs boss

| 02/07/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Former Cabinet minister and senior civil servant, Charles “Chuckie” Clifford has been appointed as the Cayman Islands collector of customs after six rounds of recruitment for the top government job. Speculation had been mounting over the last few weeks that the local attorney had [...]

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