Tag: Customs and Border Control Agency

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

Email ‘proves’ conspiracy in Doctors Express case

| 16/11/2020

(CNS): An eleventh hour disclosure of a damning email written by Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee that emerged Friday in a judicial review regarding a raid at Doctors Express by customs last year left little doubt that there was a conspiracy to curb the facility’s ability to dispense cannabinoids. Attorney James Austin-Smith said the […]

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Customs targetted doctors, court hears

Customs targetted doctors, court hears

| 11/11/2020

(CNS): Customs and Border Control targetted Doctors Express to seize legal cannabis stocks last year after the facility circulated an advert announcing the arrival of the medicine through vaporization. Their attorney, James Austin-Smith, accused customs of planning the raid on the clinic, messing it up and then trying to cover it up, all because the […]

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Over-stayers warned to sort papers or leave

Over-stayers warned to sort papers or leave

| 24/09/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): The over-stayer amnesty put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent those unable to leave from being prosecuted will come to an end on 31 October. Anyone who no longer has a valid work permit or any other official document allowing them to remain is urged to either address their […]

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CBC remains focused on training staff

CBC remains focused on training staff

| 21/09/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The transition of the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service from the traditional role of gatekeepers to a targeted intelligence-led approach is a major part of the agency’s development. Training is therefore an important factor for all staff, from management to new recruits, according to a release from the CBC. To this end […]

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Courier companies ill-prepared for workload

Courier companies ill-prepared for workload

| 09/09/2020 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Delays, missing packages, undelivered medicines and mounting complaints about poor service by courier companies since COVID-19 struck are largely due to a lack of resources and poor preparation for the crisis over the last few months, customs has said. But importers themselves need to give the right information to agents and couriers, given the […]

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CBC strained under record-breaking imports

CBC strained under record-breaking imports

| 13/07/2020 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As online shoppers and small businesses tear their hair out over delays in the clearance of packages passing through local courier companies, customs officials said the delays are due to the record-breaking level of imports last month as a result of the closed borders. Customs and Border Control said they received 18,000 individual imports […]

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CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

CBC officer among COVID-19 positives

| 26/05/2020 | 80 Comments

(CNS): When GIS released the COVID-19 test results for the latest batch of samples Tuesday, the three positives cases included one Customs and Border Control officer who was part of the test screening of front-line workers. The two other positives were also picked up through screening. None of the individuals have symptoms but they are […]

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2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

2lbs of ganja washes up on Brac

| 06/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control officers on patrol on South Side East Road in Cayman Brac this morning came across a ganja package that had washed ashore. The officers called the police around 8am Wednesday to report the find. When the police arrived they recovered the taped up package, which was found to contain some […]

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WORC raids construction site

WORC raids construction site

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): An undisclosed number of people were arrested last week for immigration offences, according to a press release from government’s new employment-immigration units. Officials said that compliance officers from the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) and Customs and Border Control carried out a raid at a large scale construction site in George Town. The […]

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CBC on alert for coronavirus

CBC on alert for coronavirus

| 06/02/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service (CBC) has said it is vigilantly screening people entering the country who may have the novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. WHO now states the global figure of those infected is approaching 30,000, with over 560 deaths. The vast majority of cases remain in China but people […]

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CBC needs invoices to clear Christmas parcels

CBC needs invoices to clear Christmas parcels

| 12/12/2019 | 103 Comments

(CNS): With over 40% of all packages coming into the Cayman Islands without the proper documentation, customs officials are urging the public to do what they can to help get all parcels cleared in time for the holiday season. To avoid delays, Customs and Border Control said they need a supplier or sales invoice and […]

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