Tag: Charles Clifford

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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CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

CIG unveils new border control and coast guard leaders

| 27/08/2018 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed that Caymanians will be heading up the Customs and Border Control Agency and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard as the two new units begin to take shape. The current collector of customs, Charles Clifford, will be the director of the new border agency, which will oversee both the immigration and customs […]

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$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

| 10/07/2018 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Police and customs officers arrested three people and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja and cocaine as well as CI$220,000 in cash following a raid which took place over two days at a West Bay house. The joint operation began at around 3:40pm on Thursday, 28 June, at an undisclosed address off Watercourse Road, when […]

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Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

| 18/06/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced that it is ditching the requirement for all passengers to fill in customs forms if they have not exceeded their duty free allowances when flying into Cayman. The department is trusting passengers to be honest and air travellers who are within the legal limits for goods, alcohol […]

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Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

| 02/05/2018 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has sacked a senior customs officer for gross misconduct as a result of an incident last September inside and outside the headquarters that involved a member of the public, according to a statement. It is understood that the woman was already on required leave at the time she was […]

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2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

| 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 30-year-old Caymanian man from Bodden Town was arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday morning, after he was found to have almost 2lbs of cocaine. He was arrested following his arrival on a domestic flight from Cayman Brac. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said the haul of illegal drugs and the arrest were as a result […]

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Customs new online system goes live

Customs new online system goes live

| 01/11/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Managers at the customs headquarters will be crossing their fingers today that the transition from its legacy IT platform to a newly enhanced system goes smoothly. Phase 1 of the project will see the two systems running in tandem to allow customers time to transfer. Deputy Collector of Customs Kevin Walton, who has responsibility for […]

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