Friday, April 12, 2024

Long lines at Airport as go-slow hits visitors

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VISITORS AND RESIDENTS who arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport over the weekend were greeted by long lines.

Video obtained by NATION Online showed long queues leading from Immigration and even longer lines snaked around the Arrival Hall and carousels as people waited to clear Customs with their luggage.

However, it was not clear how long the whole process took from arrival by aircraft until departure from the Christ Church facility.

Although the impact is yet to be quantified in dollars, this was one of the most obvious and immediate effects of a go-slow by customs and immigration officers represented by the National Union of Public Workers.

This course of action was decided on during a meeting with the executive last Friday in support of president Akanni McDowall who was reverted to his substantive post within the Ministry of Health.

Airport corporate communications officer Keith Goddard redirected all comments to the Customs and Immigration Department.

The go-slow was also instituted at the Bridgetown Port, but that facility held its open day on Saturday and divisional manager for corporate development Kenneth Atherley, said things ran smoothly. (SAT)

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