Record number of barrels cleared in 2020

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SOURCE: PointeXpress – More than 11,000 barrels were processed by the Customs Division between April and December as families took advantage of a government relief programme because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes from Comptroller of Customs, Raju Boddu, who reported on the success of a programme designed to help families in Antigua and Barbuda cope with the fallout from the pandemic.

Under the programme, families could import barrels of food and toiletries as well as anti-COVID items such as hand sanitizers and disinfectant spray and only pay a $10 processing fee to Customs at the port.

Boddu said the programme officially ended at the end of December although barrels that landed prior to that date will still be processed.

“It will be up to the Cabinet to determine whether to extend the programme any further,” he indicated in response to queries about the possible extension of the initiative.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Good to see Raju resurface. Any update on the officer who was shot and had to be sent to Jamaica? Any update regarding the fraud/corruption investigation?

  2. I would have been very surprised if the number of barrels cleared in 2020 was not higher than previous years given the hunger and hardship that pervades this country as a result of the covid pandemic and government’s mismanagement of the country prior to the start of the covid pandemic.

    • Just hush more…..
      You’re overdoing it now…. you’re the only Lawyer in Antigua that has nothing to do… just sit around and wait on political cases or cases from UPP cronies for work…..
      S
      Go small court and trying being productive, look so clients.

  3. The truth is ,the ABLP minions always look to attack people who speaks the truth . Corruption is rampant and people in Antigua suffering . They like too boast about economical growth in Antigua,,but it is obvious only for the few that is close up in the regime . St.kitts administration

  4. The truth is ,the ABLP minions always look to attack people who speaks the truth . Corruption is rampant and people in Antigua suffering . They like too boast about economical growth in Antigua,,but it is obvious only for the few that is close up in the regime . St.kitts administration let the ABLP looks inept .

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