Two senior level promotions within HMS Customs were announced in the House on Friday.

National Security Minister Wayne Caines, while updating MPs on the department’s performance, announced Senior Customs Officer Ahmed-Troy Caines was promoted to Principal Customs Officer. And Sharmette Pond was recently promoted from Principal Customs Officer to Assistant Collector of Customs.

The Minister also told his parliamentary colleagues that relocating the department to Customs House at 131 Front Street was a smooth transition.

He also noted that the advertisement for ten trainee officers in March drew a total of 487 applications. Shortlisted candidates are now being interviewed.

Promotions include:

  • Ms Tania Esdaille promoted to the rank of Senior Customs Officer
  • Ms Lalisha Simmons promoted to the rank of Senior Customs Officer
  • Mr Ahmed-Troy Caines promoted to the rank of Principal Customs Officer
  • Mr Roderick Masters promoted to the rank of Principal Customs Officer
  • Ms Sharmette Pond promoted to the rank of Assistant Collector of Customs