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Tag Archives: Customs

  1. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MMABE) reminds Barbadians of the ban on petroleum based single use Plastics under the control of The Disposable Plastics Act (2020)

    Petroleum based plastics pose a hazard to marine life, including the fish we eat and turtles that nest on our beaches. Furthermore, it affects the capacity for our fisherfolk to make a living. The public is also reminded under this Act, single-use petroleum-based plastics are prohibited in both import and use here in Barbados. The […]

    March 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. SYMMONDS SAYS SO FAR SO GOOD AS COMMERCIAL FLIGHT RETURNS

    The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) officially reopened to commercial air traffic on Sunday with the arrival of Air Canada Flight 966 from Toronto at approximately 2:20 that afternoon. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, and Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, joined senior officials of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and GAIA […]

    July 14, 2020TravelNo comments
  3. “COVID-19 IS AT OUR DOORSTEP!” – SBA SEMINAR DATE CHANGE!

    Register now to find out the implications of the Coronavirus on small businesses and more!

    March 14, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. UK Parliamentarians to vote on blocking no-deal Brexit

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the middle of a major parliamentary showdown over Brexit. MP’s are set to vote on a motion which would block a no-deal Brexit on October 31st, further delaying the UK’s exit from the EU by three months. Earlier on Wednesday, the prime minister faced a barrage of questions […]

    September 4, 2019Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. SURINAMESE ARRESTED AT THE AIRPORT FOR JUST UNDER 100 LBS OF GANJA

    Members of the Drug Squad arrested and formally charged Carmela Gerrie Pansa, 28 years, of No. 28 Rattemweg, Ramoelamweg, Paramaribo, Suriname for the following offences, which she committed on Tuesday 04 June 2019 whilst at the Grantley Adams International Airport. • Unlawful possession of Cannabis • Unlawful possession with intent to supply Cannabis • Trafficking […]

    June 9, 2019ControversyNo comments
  6. Canadian Visitors charged for nearly 25 Kilos of Weed

    Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged three (3) Canadian visitors for a number of drug related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Sunday the 22nd of October 2017. They are, Jordan Alexander Pinelli, 26 years, Lamar Diamonte Newman 19 years, and Illicia Jade Orr-Campbell eighteen 18 years. The […]

    October 24, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  7. CANADIAN VISITOR PAYS FINES ON 13 KILOS OF GANJA

    Canadian visitor Mellissa Jacythnia McMillan, 37 years, who was arrested and charged on a number of drug related offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday 20th September 2017, reappeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court yesterday, having been remanded to prison on her first court appearance on […]

    September 26, 2017CrimeNo comments
  8. 2 Jamaicans Charged for Hidden Ganja

    Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and formally charged two (2) Jamaican nationals for a number of drug related offences, which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Friday the 15th of September 2017. They are Breanna Ann-Marie Brown 19 years, and Joel Williams 24 years. Brown and Williams were formally charged […]

    September 17, 2017Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  9. BUSINESSES TOLD – USE THE B.E.S.W

    If Barbados is to reap the multi-dimensional benefits from the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW), the system must be thoroughly used. And, Project Coordinator of the Barbados Competitiveness Programme, Terry Bascombe, is urging all users, especially participating government agencies, to adopt the environment as a daily work tool as Government strives to improve governance and […]

    February 19, 2017Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. COMMISSION ON COMPETITIVENESS TO BE REINVIGORATED

    Government is putting the relevant institutional infrastructure in place to ensure that greater levels of efficiency, productivity and international competitiveness are achieved. Mr. Sinckler said that Government, through the Barbados Competitiveness Programme (BCP), had taken steps to reinvigorate the Commission on Competitiveness and to establish a supporting Technical Unit, in an effort to urgently address […]

    February 16, 2017TechnologyNo comments
  11. Tariff Classification Training to Aid Policy Development

    Barbados is strengthening its capacity to manage and monitor imports and exports following a two-week Customs Classification and Valuation workshop. Twenty officers drawn from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) and the Customs Department participated in the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre’s (CARTAC) training session on the proper classification of goods as prescribed under the World […]

    February 14, 2017BusinessNo comments
  12. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS NOT PREVENTING STAFF ATTENDANCE

    The Immigration and Customs Departments are seeking to set straight the record concerning their interaction with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in respect of a meeting called by the NUPW of immigration officers and customs officers at 2:00 p.m. last Friday, November 11. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, informed today that he received […]

    November 15, 2016EditorialNo comments
  13. JEVON RICHARDS CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES

    Police arrested and charged Jevon Jason Richards, thirty (30) years old of Princess Royal Avenue, Pine, Saint Michael as a result of the following offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on the 23 March 2016. 1. Possession of cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation On further scrutiny […]

    April 3, 2016CrimeNo comments
  14. Canadian trio jailed while $80,000 fine for other

    One Canadian was fined $80,000 after pleading guilty, as a trio joined a fellow national at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds… The four were arrested at the Grantley Adams International Airport and individually charged with possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, trafficking, and importation. Linton and Young had 121 packages of cannabis worth more […]

    April 3, 2016CrimeNo comments
  15. Nevis steps up their boarder security; X-ray machine installed at Long Point Port

    In its continued effort to fight crime and step up boarder security, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) invested over EC$200,000 for the purchase and installation of an ADANI x-ray machine at the Long Point Port. It will be used by the Customs Department to examine all cargo entering the island there. The ADANI x-ray machine […]

    October 2, 2015TravelNo comments
  16. SURINAMESE SWALLOWER DONNA OEHLERS CHARGED

    Members of the Drug Squad arrested and charged Surinamese national Donna Urudice Oehlers 28 years, with the offences of: Possession of 1/2 kilogramme of cocaine; Possession with intent to supply; Trafficking; and Importation. Donna Urudice Oehlers appeared at the Oistins Magistrates Court on 26 August 2015 and pleaded guilty to the offences proffered. She was […]

    August 27, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  17. GUYANESE NATIONAL CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES

    Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged Tomika Onessa Gonsalves a 27 year old Guyanese national for the following offences committed at the Grantley Adams International: 1. Possession of cocaine 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation of cocaine. On Wednesday the 5th day of August 2015 about 2:15 […]

    August 7, 2015CrimeNo comments
  18. Security checks at Piarco International Airport

    LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, wishes to advise that while it is operating its normal scheduled services to/from Trinidad, customers should expect delays due to extensive airport authority security checks at Piarco International Airport. Head of Corporate Communications Desmond Brown said there are long queues at the airport security check points and customers traveling from Trinidad […]

    July 27, 2015TravelNo comments
  19. Barbadians arrested for hauling Miami weed at GAIA

    Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged Ricardo McAlester Waldron, 40 years of Princess Royal Ave, Pinelands, St. Michael, with the below listed offences committed at the Airport on 11 June 2015. 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply Cannabis 3. Trafficking Cannabis; 4. Importation of Cannabis; and 5. Conspiracy to […]

    June 15, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  20. FEMALE JAMAICAN ON DRUG CHARGES: WHEN IS A SUITCASE NOT A SUITCASE?

    Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged Tamika Latoya Fearon, a 36 year old Jamaican Business woman, with the below listed offences committed at the Airport on 8th May 2015. Fearon arrived from Jamaica by air at 7:27 pm. She cleared immigration and was interviewed by Police Officers. A search of her luggage revealed […]

    June 2, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  21. BARBADOS CUSTOMS GET TO BOTTOM OF MATTER: BLACKWOOD HELD ON DRUG CHARGES, AFTER PASSING OVER 2 LBS

    Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged Jamaican Hooden Mykini Blackwood, 31 years, with the below listed offences committed at the Airport on 31st May 2015. 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply Cannabis 3. Trafficking Cannabis; and 4. Importation of Cannabis Hooden Blackwood is to appear at the District B […]

    June 2, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. JAMAICAN NATIONAL CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES

    Members of the Drug Squad have charged Jamaican Danielle Tiffany Cole, 22 years with the following offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport: 1. Possession of cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation of cannabis. Cole arrived by air from Jamaica on the 15th May 2015. She was interviewed […]

    May 16, 2015CrimeNo comments
  23. TRINIDADIAN NATIONAL CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES

    Members of the Drug Squad have charged Trinidadian Leandra Figaro, 22 years with the following offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport: 1. Possession of cocaine 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation of cocaine. Figaro arrived by air from Trinidad on the 14th May 2015. She was interviewed by […]

    May 16, 2015CrimeNo comments
  24. “Youth, unemployment and selling citizenship” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The economies of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are not doing well. Belize, Guyana and Suriname are the only three economies showing appreciable growth. The major effect of little or no growth has been increasing unemployment and underemployment of young people who constitute three of every five persons across the region. The problem of youth unemployment […]

    May 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  25. JAMAICAN SENIOR CITIZEN ON DRUG CHARGES

    Members of the Drug Squad have formally charged Jamaican Gloria Simpson-Harris 63 years old, with the below mentioned offences committed at the Airport on 8th May 2015. 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Possession with intent to supply Cannabis 3. Trafficking Cannabis 4. Importation of Cannabis Gloria Simpson-Harris is to appear at the District A Magistrates […]

    May 9, 2015CrimeNo comments