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Interns learn about Customs

The Customs Department participated in the Government’s Summer Intern Programme, which aimed to enhance and broaden each student’s educational background and give them a sense of teamwork which would further prepare them for the challenges of the working world.

Those involved in the programme ranged from High School to UCCI students. We had the pleasure of accommodating 8 students throughout the various sections of the Customs department from 25 July 2011 through 19 August 2011. Roxanne Walton was assigned to Courier, Alexander Smiley the Preventative Unit, Kenny Sitaram the Warehouse, Matthew Berry the Airport, Eddree Fisher Collections, Jonathan Jackson K9 Unit, Herman Myrie Seaport and lastly Julissa Evila Parcel Post.

Herman Myrie described his experience with Customs as, “an awesome learning experience. I have worked along side a great team, and I have learnt a lot in the short time that I have worked in this section, if given the opportunity I will definitely do it again.”

Assistant Collector Gregory Ebanks stated that he was, “so thankful for the assistance rendered by the summer intern programme. This was a good opportunity to occupy students and introduce them to the working environment. The assistance from this program surely enabled us to carryout the duties more efficiently.”

The Customs Department took great satisfaction in participating in this initiative to give young Caymanians the opportunity to get a taste of the working world, while being able to receive remuneration for their efforts.


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