December 14, 2019

Senior Cayman Islands Customs Officer dismissed for gross misconduct

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From Cayman Islands

The Collector of has confirmed that a has been dismissed, with immediate effect, as an employee of the Customs Department for gross misconduct.

The misconduct occurred during an incident on 22 September 2017 both inside and outside of the Customs Headquarters and involved a member of the public. The officer had been on required leave during the internal investigation which was conducted in accordance with the Public Service Management Law.

The officer’s behaviour significantly breached the Civil Service Code of Conduct as set out in section 5(2)(a)(b)(e) and (f) of the Public Service Management Law, as read with the Customs Department’s , the Collector said.

He said the dismissal is strictly in response to her conduct as a Senior Customs Officer on the day of the incident. It is not as a result of the allegations of corruption which were made against her by a customer and which are the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. It would be inappropriate for him to comment on those allegations at this time, the Collector emphasised.

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IMAGE: Collector of Customs Charles Clifford

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