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Gidget Powell is October’s best Cayman Islands government employee

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…

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New process for exporting goods imminent for Cayman Islands

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,…

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The Editor Speaks: I told you so!

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…

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Airline employees and passenger formally charged

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…

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Cayman airline staff apprehended for suspected cigarette smuggling

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,…