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Customs officers from Montserrat join Kittitian counterparts for training

There will also be modules in Situation Defusion, Effective Communication and Baggage and Personal Search.

They are involved in the Tenth Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) Junior Officer Basic Training Course which opened at Customs Headquarters, Bird Rock and will run until Monday 31st March, 2014.

Specific topics to be addressed include Criminal Investigation Awareness which will be lectured by retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Richardson and Rules of Origin of the Cariforum-European Community Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) by a guest lecturer out of the CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana.

Acting Comptroller of Customs, Mr. Georid Belle, admonished the participants during the opening ceremony to be mindful that the CCLEC training is preparatory to a fulfilling career not only in revenue collection, border security and trade facilitation but in holistic service to mankind.  Belle urged each officer to be focused over the next eight weeks of intense training.

The twenty-five junior officers are drawn from the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs Department and Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service.

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