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‎Customs seizes Meridian Construction backhoe

-machine might have been in breach terms of importation
Customs today July 14, 2015 seized a backhoe machine from Meridian Construction and this news site got word that the machine might have been working on the Nanny Cay Project in violation of the terms of its importation into the territory. Photo: VINO
The notice reads,
The notice reads, "...for the following reasons: in contravention of the Customs Management and Duties Act #6. 2010." Photo: VINO
The machine in the centre of the controversy. Photo: VINO
The machine in the centre of the controversy. Photo: VINO
Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Customs today July 14, 2015 seized a backhoe machine from Meridian Construction and this news site got word that the machine might have been working on the Nanny Cay Project in violation of the terms of its importation into the territory.

It is not clear whether the works at the cruise pier dock, which has seen its share of incidents over the past months, will be adversely affected.

Meridian Construction is key to the ongoing development project at the cruise pier dock. This afternoon this news site stumbled on the backhoe sitting all stamped and taped up with a notice of seizure from the Customs Department.

The notice reads, "...for the following reasons: in contravention of the Customs Management and Duties act #6. 2010."

Speaking to this news site, Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith said, “It is a little premature to comment now, but we are looking at some matters.”

Confirming that there have been issues with Customs over the equipment, General Manager of Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, Miles Sutherland-Pilch said that the company that owns the equipment is in touch with Customs on the issue.

Efforts to reach Meridian Construction for a comment proved futile.

22 Responses to “‎Customs seizes Meridian Construction backhoe”

  • stanford conner (14/07/2015, 15:35) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    "If yo ketch one it gah mo"
  • lmao (14/07/2015, 15:43) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Seizure of one backhoe can stop nanny cay or cruise pier project? Really? LMAO!
  • 911 (14/07/2015, 15:48) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Look melee....but the owner is a big ndp so they will make a phone call
  • foxy (14/07/2015, 16:39) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ting to talk...
  • lord-o (14/07/2015, 17:04) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    Why People can`t make a living in their own country. Why is our own people have to find reasons to oppress us? Not nice, or safe to mess with a man lively hood
  • wize up (14/07/2015, 18:03) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am happy to see that customs also goes after the so-called big man: this mess been on going for sometime now and it is about time it stop.....some folks in this territory think that they can do whatever they want because of the name...time longer than twine!!!
  • shark (14/07/2015, 19:08) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    God Bless the British Virgin Islands.
  • tola (14/07/2015, 19:14) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    He ant from hear an he dnt hire our locals only at a cheap price good job customs
    • Jam (15/07/2015, 22:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He ain't from "hear" but he wife and children from right here, soh wah. Chat nonsense all the time

      Don't even know the man, see it as mam and man nuh leave the man country out of it.
  • Real (14/07/2015, 19:27) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
    Wade for who he want if it wa white head own it wod get but under the table. Bad minded b
  • Talk cheap (14/07/2015, 20:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hear they lock up much more from them guy today and big machines all round the place.
  • John (14/07/2015, 20:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    So why are they going ahead with the fat hogs bay project through the nangroves? Government policies are inconsistent.
  • qc (14/07/2015, 23:29) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    This government doesn’t value the local investments made here.
    • wize up (15/07/2015, 07:36) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      that's the issue this territory is now facing: some of you have the mindset because of money you can do whatever you desire in the BVI and don't give a dam but the devil is a liar
  • Hmm (14/07/2015, 23:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    White head buy his stuff an payes his duty so tell the Jamdown with big jobs do the same ok
  • Read between da lines (15/07/2015, 00:56) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    The NDP must be have that job for one of dem supporters that's the excuse to give someone else the job, shame on dis government!
  • To hmm (15/07/2015, 10:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    EXACTLY
  • um (17/07/2015, 00:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have to get the equipment out the port and you have to show you have paid your duty so why did customs let it go in the first place if duty wasn't paid??
  • JCB (21/07/2015, 10:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I see the machine back in action today, is it paid off?


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