The Prime Minister addressed recent agreement by the Government to remove various customs fees paid by Port Licencees from July 2013, while touring the Grand Bahama Shipyard.
The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office donated three computers valued at over $2,500 to The Bahamas Department of Customs on October 17.
The Minister did not speak the truth to the media when he said the government never came up with the new cruiser fees for pleasure boats.
“Serious concerns” have been raised over the increased Customs fees/taxes levied on the aviation industry and government has been called on to “urgently” revisit its policy.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will phase-in a new automated I-94 Form at air and sea ports of entry across the U.S. and in The Bahamas between April 30 and May 21.
My question is, how long are we going to sit idly and allow US Customs to destroy our country?
How is it that some Bahamians in high places seem to be blatantly militating and advocating against the very initiatives that are designed to stimulate national development?
Minister of Labour Shane Gibson said the government will keep in place the present shift system for customs and immigration officers.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved two loans totaling $24 million to help The Bahamas promote foreign trade, improve customs, fight poverty and assist students.