John Pinder, head of the Bahamas Public Services Union was defeated by about 70 per cent when customs and immigration officers voted in the newly formed Bahamas Customs Immigration and Allied Workers Union (BCIAWU).
Police, Customs officials, politicians and prominent business people are allegedly involved in a massive smuggling ring that has been in operation for over a decade.
A major investigation is still underway into an ongoing luxury car smuggling ring, which has brought dozens of illegal cars into the country.
Customs guard John Pinder was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court, accused of stealing Gucci and Coach hadbags, which for some reason belonged to the government?
Customs duties on security and surveillance equipment has been eliminated to the joy of business owners who can now more adequately afford to secure their businesses.
Nassau Motor Company is in negotiations to bring an electric car franchise to the Bahamas… talks which have been strengthened by the government’s recent duty reductions on electric car imports.
Prime Minister Ingraham told the new Immigration/Border Control Officers that they are to enforce the law but are not permitted to bend or ignore the law.
By combining the Immigration and Customs Services the Bahamas Government aims to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness in the control of national borders.
Customs and police officers swarmed the Robin Hood compound off Tonique Williams Darling Highway last night seizing computer equipment as Sandy Schaefer, the the store’s owner, looked on in disbelief.