Inniss steps in

Protest action was averted Monday at the Grantley Adams International Airport following the intervention of Minister of Small Business Donville Inniss.

Upset over the delay in getting their goods cleared, some vendors had threatened to take matters into their own hands.

However, during an hour and a half long meeting with Inniss and the Acting Comptroller of Customs Annette Weekes which began at 2 p.m. Monday, the group of about 15 small traders who have been waiting since last Thursday for Customs clearance of their goods, were given the assurance by Inniss that the delay was not as result of any sudden change to the rules.

He also assured that Customs was in no way seeking to disadvantage small business people.

However, Inniss reminded the vendors of their duty to ensure all the required Customs documentation was in order to prevent any such recurrence.

Though concerned about under-invoicing of goods, officials say they are currently working to have the stalled goods cleared by Tuesday.

3 Responses to Inniss steps in

  1. Aneta March 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

    This administration just showing how inefficient they are. Changes to policy and the public was not notified! Dem just trying to rob the poor blind. Where are we as a country. Can’t anything we do go right? Stupse. Those vendors wanted their goods for gold cup to capture a dollar. Stupse. We really need to go better in this country.

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  2. F.A.Rudder March 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

    If changes were made we would think that these changes or effective notices would be posted by BGIS. The public relations department should have responsibility of doing so. We thank Mr Inniss for early participation.

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  3. jrsmith March 7, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Privatize, customs at the airport and seaport and the transport system….
    Things would real;ly change, bring in a company from overseas………..

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