October 24, 2020

Gidget Powell is October’s best Cayman Islands government employee

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The special attention that Assistant Collector of Customs Gidget Powell pays to serving the public has earned her the Deputy Governor’s Award for Employee of the Month for October 2014. Her superiors describe the model civil servant of more than 26 years as “professional, proficient, knowledgeable, courteous and compassionate”, all in one breath. Meanwhile her […]

New process for exporting goods imminent for Cayman Islands

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A new Customs process for exporting goods from the Cayman Islands will launch next month to ensure safety and to help curb possible stolen goods leaving the country. Currently, persons are permitted to pack containers for export at any location, including open lots and at personal residences. Starting 1 October 2014, persons will have to […]

The Editor Speaks: I told you so!

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I am not bragging with that headline. I am actually furious. I refer you to a previous Editorial I wrote on May 21 2014 entitled “Is it custom for Customs to make life hard for customers?” “Who in the world will benefit by knowing, for example, how many light bulbs we import and whether they […]

Airline employees and passenger formally charged

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H.M. Customs has confirmed the formal charging of two airline employees and a passenger in connection with an on-going investigation involving duty evasion and the smuggling of goods under the Customs Law (2012 Revision). All three persons were formally charged on Friday, 13 June 2014 for Evading Customs Duty, relating to seven cartons of cigarettes […]

Cayman airline staff apprehended for suspected cigarette smuggling

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During the first two weeks in May, HM Customs conducted specific operations at the Owen Roberts International Airport dealing with the evasion of customs duties and smuggling of goods. An operation spanning three days saw the arrest of three persons, two of whom are understood to be airline employees. Items involved were seven cartons of […]