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No corruption in Customs says Comptoller

The new Comptroller of Customs says there is no place for corruption at the Customs and Excise Department.

Owen Holder, who was the featured speaker at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s luncheon at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Tuesday, sounded a warning to business leaders that corruption in customs will not be tolerated.

Mr. Holder says indepth monitoring will be done of those businesses receiving incentives and concessions.

He says government’s revenue and integrity must be protected.

Mr. Holder says he is moving to make the systems at the ports more efficient and is working to change the organisational structure in customs, as the current system has been in operation for more than thirty years.

On another note he is hoping the staffing shortages in several departments will be rectified by early next year.

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