We Mix Business with Pleasure.

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA Tuesday, February 25, 2014: The Customs and Excise Division, of the Ministry of Finance and Energy, congratulated members of staff for their outstanding performances, which contributed in a significant way towards the overall achievements of the Division for 2013. This was done at a the Division’s annual Award and Recognition Ceremony held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Martin’s Marina.

The Division believes that employees need to be recognized as the most important asset of an organization and that this must be demonstrated through rewards and recognition. This is one of the best ways to encourage and motivate persons to work at their best. These were the sentiments shared by Customs Management at the ceremony.

The following is the list of awardees and the categories in which they demonstrated a high level of commitment and efforts towards their jobs that was worthy of recognition.

Outstanding officer by section

Mrs. Jennielle Allert (Outdoors) – Cargo Control Unit 

(Break-bulk) – Mr. Akido Bain 

MBIA – Ms. Evelyn Barry

Post Clearance Unit – Mr. Sharmoy Wellington

Grenville Port – Ms. Donnisha Harriman

Carriacou Port – Ms. Judine Thompson

Enforcement Unit – Mr. Algernon Belfon

MIS Unit – Ms. Ezra Gilbert

Accounts – Ms. Julia Charles

Supervisor of the year – Mr. Raphael Hamilton

Guard of the year – Mr. Tariq Hagee


General Categories

Deportment – Ms. Jennielle Allert

Leadership qualities – Mr. Harry Mark

Teamwork – Ms. Kim DeBellotte

Punctuality/attendance – Mr. Kwesi Francis

Dependability/reliability – Mr. Elvin Niles

Courtesy/Respectable – Ms. Alison Felix

Flexibility – Mr. Emron Lessey


Special Awards

Grenada Customs/National Ozone Unit Award – Cargo Control Unit

Dedicated Service to the Organization Award –  Fitzra Sylvester-Charles

The Comptroller’s Cup – Accounts Section


Educational Achievements

Ms. Karen Forsyth – BSc Management Studies, 1st Class Honors, (UWI)

Mr. Clayton Bowen  – BSc Management Studies, (SGU)

Ms. Alison Carvel Lett – Masters in Business Administration, International Business (SGU)

Ms. Ezra Gilbert – Diploma in Database Technologies (ICT Center for Excellence)

Mr. Raphael Hamilton – Diploma in Database Technologies (ICT Center for Excellence)

The Division extends sincere thanks to the entities that supported its efforts to award outstanding staff members. The Division pledges its commitment to maintaining its Award and Recognition Programme with a view to enhancing morale and productivity.

The Customs and Excise Division of Grenada joined the rest of the world in recognizing the role of Customs in the development of nations by hosting several activities to commemorate International Customs Day 2014, under the theme “Communication: sharing information for better cooperation.”  

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