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March 17th, 2022
Broderick Penn blasted for demonising clampdown on defaulting charter boats

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Recently persons in the yacht charter industry have taken to social media to complain about the clampdown by HM Customs on vessels not in compliance with the territory’s laws, including not having a valid license or safety certificate.

December 20th, 2019
‘Godfather of tourism on JvD’ Albert H. Chinnery honoured

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The Jost van Dyke administration building has now been officially reopened and it honours a late Customs Officer who had given more than 30 years of his life in service to the Virgin Islands.

November 24th, 2016
Former Customs Officer R. Ashford Lettsome passes

LITTLE DIX HILL, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander and former longtime civil servant R. Ashford Lettsome died peacefully at his home yesterday Wednesday November 23, 2016. He was 71 years of age.

October 28th, 2013
UPDATE: Customs Commissioner Wade Smith confirms airport incident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – BVI Customs and Immigration (or appropriate department) can confirm that an incident took place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. It was reported that a visitor was allegedly assaulted by a member of our border control team.

April 12th, 2013
This week we feature Young Professional Dirk L. Walters

By Cathy Richards

Our Young Professional for this week Dirk L. Walters is no stranger to the Virgin Islands as he is not someone who is hidden behind the scene but rather someone who is out there out and about doing the things he loves the most.

September 13th, 2012
Oops! Truck plunged into water; no one hurt!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – [posted at 1:10pm] Around 11:30 am today, September 13, 2012 a Ford truck reportedly belonging to Randy Donovan a customs officer assigned to the Custom’s marine base rolled into the water in the area of the Police Marina base ramp at Road Reef.

October 19th, 2011
UPDATE - Immigration Officer allegedly transported Brazilians in his taxi

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Brian Henley, an Immigration Officer, who is now slapped with two counts of breach of trust for stamping the passports of 13 Brazilian nationals in February, allegedly paid $40 to his alleged accomplice and used his taxi to take the said individuals to a guest house in Cane Garden Bay.

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