Tag: Charles Clifford

Chuckie gets royal gong in NY list

Chuckie gets royal gong in NY list

| 27/12/2019 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Charles Clifford, the director of Cayman’s Customs and Border Control Service, is the only Caymanian to be recognised in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). The royal gong is for his service to customs, as even though the CBC agency is only a […]

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Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

| 07/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The financial secretary told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the customs department was forced to write off over CI$970,000 from last year’s budget after it invested in a technology system that didn’t work.

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CBC reveals major ecstasy bust

CBC reveals major ecstasy bust

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control (CBC) has now revealed that in May the agency made the largest seizure of the drug ecstasy in the Cayman Islands to date, though officials did not reveal the size of the haul, which was discovered at the Airport Post Office. The CBS issued a press release Friday outlining […]

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UK signs OTs up for regional treaty

UK signs OTs up for regional treaty

| 20/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Britain’s ambassador to Cuba, Antony Stokes, signed up most of the UK’s Caribbean Overseas Territories to a new Caribbean Customs Organisation (COO) recently at the 41st Annual Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) in Havana. The treaty provides a legal framework to formalise and enhance an existing MOU first signed in 1989. It allows […]

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Jamaicans arrested in ongoing cocaine case

Jamaicans arrested in ongoing cocaine case

| 13/05/2019

(CNS): Six months after authorities seized over four pounds of cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport, two Jamaican nationals living in the Cayman Islands have been arrested on drug charges; one has also been arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm. According to a release from the Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency, the […]

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Border force chalks up early successes

Border force chalks up early successes

| 04/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The new Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency arrested eleven people for the possession of drugs, guns and ammunition during its first month of operations. It also issued a dozen fines to individuals who tried to dodge duty payments, and refused entry to nine others for lying about their immigration status or not having […]

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WORC and border control set to go live

WORC and border control set to go live

| 24/01/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the legislative changes creating the new employment agency Workforce Opportunities Residency Cayman (WORC) and the revamped Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency will become effective next month. After postponing the planned 1 January start date, officials have now confirmed the Immigration (Transition) Law, 2018 and the Customs and Border […]

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DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old Caymanian man who works at the Department of Environmental Health was arrested at the airport on Sunday on suspicion of importing of ganja and intending to supply the drug. In a press release Tuesday, customs officials said their officers apprehended the man after he arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on a Cayman Airways […]

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Border agency unveils new logo

Border agency unveils new logo

| 26/11/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The logo for the new Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Agency has been revealed, which will be used when the agency becomes operational on New Year’s day. Following the passage of the law in the Legislative Assembly last week to formally establish the CBC unit, officials lifted the lid on the badge that […]

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Premier: All imports could pose threat

Premier: All imports could pose threat

| 22/11/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): There is a potential threat to national security or of duty evasion by almost everything that is imported into the Cayman Islands, the premier said Wednesday, explaining why the revenue collection function of the Customs Department as well as its enforcement arm is being transferred to the new Customs and Border Control Agency. Presenting […]

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Opposition questions customs transfer

Opposition questions customs transfer

| 07/11/2018 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The opposition leader has questioned government plans to transfer the Customs Department’s money collection function as well as enforcement into the new Customs and Border Control Agency, saying he has concerns that things on the ground are not going as smoothly as the Government of National Unity wants the public to think. Ezzard Miller […]

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