The Jamaica Customs Department will have a new commissioner by April 1, according to Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw.
However, Shaw did not divulge the name of the person who has been selected to replace Major Richard Reese.
Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, Shaw vowed to tackle what he described as "deep corruption" at Customs.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley gestures during the debate on the FATCA bill last Thursday in Parliament. At left is Finance Minister Colm Imbert while, at right, other Government Ministers Stuart Young and and Camille Robinson-Regis look on. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY
THE Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016, approved in Parliament, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, last Thursday evening to comply with the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) gives the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more power and stealth than Trinidad and Tobago’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUTT).
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