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Wade Smith back as Customs Commissioner!

After resigning the post to contest the February 2019 General Elections, Wade Smith is back as Commissioner of Customs.

His appointment took effect last Friday, August 7 following approval from the Governor Augustus Jaspert.

The circumstances of his reappointment are not known.

Meanwhile, a media release from the Office of the Deputy Governor said Smith will be responsible for planning and directing the operations of the Customs Department. He is also responsible for leading his department to monitor marine traffic in the BVI while liaising with other enforcement bodies to ensure the prohibition of controlled substances.

The Customs boss had responsibility for these tasks for 15 years before resigning to enter politics. He unsuccessfully contested the Fifth District seat under the new political party, Progressive Virgin Islands Movement — more commonly known as PVIM.

He lost to government minister Kye Rymer who had also resigned his post as Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to run for political office.

During Smith’s time in law enforcement, he is said to have served as a member of the High-Intensity Drug Traffic Agency, Caribbean Law Enforcement Intelligence Council (CLEIC), Chairman of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC), Joint Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Advisory Committee, Chairman of the National Intelligence Committee, and National Intelligence Coordinating and Tasking Group.

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  1. bg sht says:

    AYU TEK DAH

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  2. Player says:

    Congrads.

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  3. this must says:

    this must be an f—ing joke, come on andrew, u overdoing now man.

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  4. patriotic says:

    MR SMITH, I HOPE U SEE FIT AVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON BIGGER CC MOTORBIKES. BVI IT SEEM THE ONLY PLACE WHERE PETER HAVE TO PAY FOR PAULS ACTION. AM A GROWN MAN OVER 50, WHY THE GOVT HAVE TO DENIED ME OF WANTING TO CRUISE ON MY HARLEY DAVIDSON CRUISER OR ANY OTHER CRUISER BIKES WHICH OLDER MORE EXPERIENCE MEN AND WOMEN USUALLY RIDES.
    BECAUSE OF THERE YOUNSTERS MISBEHAVING ON THEIR 125CC SCOOTER , WE BAN ALL BIKES REGARDLESS OF MODELS AND TYPES. CRUISER BIKES ARE LOW RIDERS AND ONLY DOES WHAT THE NAME SAYS -CRUISE.

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  5. Mary says:

    Good move. No need to import what you have at home.

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  6. systems says:

    American made bikes starts at 250cc and there is a reason for that — safety not 125cc. so this is why we cant enjoy any american made bike ,just cheap japannese and chinese sub standard bikes

  7. Rubber Duck says:

    Unreal. Exactly what do you have to do in these parts to be judged totally incompetent and inappropriate. The electors rightly rejected him for office. And now he is given one of the most powerful positions in government. Only in the BVI.

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