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Customs ‘go slow’ at Port

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Customs ‘go slow’ at Port

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A ‘GO SLOW’ at the Bridgetown Port today led to a long line of vehicles exiting the compound.

A Customs Officer was on duty inspecting vehicles as they left the Port, but there was a huge back-up, and some taxi drivers were furious about the delay.

One Customs Officer said: “We are exercising our rights to do a thorough and careful job.”

However, another officer indicated they were on a ‘go slow’ protesting the potential fallout which will affect the department when it comes under the Barbados Revenue Authority.

At least 25 officers are expected to be out of work after the merger.

Senior government workers met with Customs Officers to discuss the matter this week. It has also engaged the attention of the trade unions. (MB)