November 25, 2020

Cayman Islands Customs Officers busy protecting their borders

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department. To meet the ever expanding and diverse threats to Cayman’s borders, the Customs Department has increased its border protection efforts to prevent and disrupt illicit activities. Substantial investment in personnel, technology and infrastructure, particularly during the past several months, has facilitated successes in the detection and arrest of persons for […]

Cayman Islands customs firearms arrest results in $1,000 fine

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On Wednesday, 1 February 2017, a Panamanian national Mr. Narciso Barrios, who was a passenger on board the cruise ship Monarch, was detained at the ship’s Security Checkpoint when he attempted to board the vessel after visiting the shores of Grand Cayman. During an X-ray of his bags, what appeared to be bullets were observed […]

Customs firearms arrest in Cayman Islands results in $1,000 fine

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On Wednesday, 1 February 2017, a Panamanian national Mr. Narciso Barrios, who was a passenger on board the cruise ship Monarch, was detained at the ship’s Security Checkpoint when he attempted to board the vessel after visiting the shores of Grand Cayman. During an X-ray of his bags, what appeared to be bullets were observed […]

Seven Cayman Islands customs officers promoted

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With succession planning as an established operational policy, the Customs Department has promoted three Senior Customs Officers and four Customs Officers, following a competitive selection process. These promotions come close on the heels of the two Acting Deputy Collectors, Mr. Kevin Walton and Mr. Jeff Jackson being recently promoted as Deputy Collectors. The seven newly […]

Cayman Islands Customs promotes two as Deputy Collectors

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Acting Deputy Collectors, Mr. Kevin Walton and Mr. Jeff Jackson have been promoted to Deputy Collectors in the Customs Department, effective 1 January 2017. Congratulating the officers, Collector of Customs, Mr. Charles Clifford commented, “I am confident they will continue to effectively lead the officers under their command and will do our country proud. These […]

Customs process streamlined for arriving air passengers at Cayman Islands ORIA

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Since the second week in November 2016 the Customs Department has been operating a new customs clearance system in the Customs Arrival Hall of Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). For persons with nothing to declare this means that they are able to promptly exit the arrivals hall once they have retrieved their bags and handed […]

Strengthening Cayman Islands border security

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Immigration Officers on the frontline, from dusk to dawn, work tirelessly to ensure the security of the Cayman Islands’ borders and deliver on their mission to keep our Islands safe. On Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Immigration Officer Darcia Branch said her instincts immediately kicked in when she processed an American passenger with a peculiar travel […]

Cayman Islands retires two Deputy Collectors of Customs

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The Collector of Customs, Mr. Charles Clifford, has confirmed that Deputy Collector of Customs Collie Powery and Deputy Collector of Customs Emalie Wilks will retire from the Customs Department on the 1st July 2016. In confirming the retirements, Mr. Clifford said, “Both Mr. Powery and Ms. Wilks are long-term employees of the Customs Department with […]

The Cayman Islands’: Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2015 & Consumer Price Index Report March 2016

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Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2015 APRIL 2016 THE ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS OFFICE 1. INTRODUCTION The annual Foreign Trade Statistics Report is produced by the Balance of Payments Unit of the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO). The statistics on imports are primarily obtained from the computerized records of the Customs Department as maintained by the Computer […]

French train Cayman Islands Customs Officers

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Sixteen officers of Her Majesty’s Customs Department are receiving training from and sharing information with a team of French Consular Miami Fla. and French Customs officials over the next four days. The session, which began yesterday (Tuesday, 25 November 2014) at Customs Headquarters, offers the Cayman Islands’ senior and their subordinate officers theoretical and practical […]