CERTAIN BARBADOS CUSTOMS OFFICERS CONDUCTING “OVERTIME” SCHEME & AFFECTING LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES
A group of well known concerned Businessmen in Barbados whilst not wanting to publicly reveal themselves (for fear of victimisation from particular Customs officers) have revealed exclusively to the Bajan Reporter of an on-going “scam” by several Customs Officers at the Cargo Terminal at the Grantley Adams International Airport… In the group’s own words;-
“Customs Officers are suposed to report to work for 8:00 am Monday to Friday except on Hollidays, but for MONTHS now the Officers at the Cargo Terminal have been arriving at work for 9:00 am – and if you want them to show up when by law they are supposed to at 8 o’clock – then you have to pay them their overtime rates, if you refuse this? They do all kinds of things to punish you for not allowing them to rob you blind!
“Is this Public sector reform? Is Barbados a corrupt little third World country where someone wearing a uniform (I’d more describe it as a ‘costume’ now – with the kinds of dishonourable people wearing it these days) can blatantly cheat hardworking businessmen and women and get away with it!
Where is the Minister responsible? Where is the CID Department investigating these ‘thieves in uniform‘ and carting them off to jail? Or is everyone afraid that the ‘Duke of York‘ will shut down Barbados to defend a handful of bold-faced thieves who are bringing disrepute to the Barbados Custom Department?”
THE CONCERNED BUSINESS COMMUNITY OF BARBADOS