Carl Felix moved from customs

Grenada is set to have a new Comptroller of Customs.

Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the holder of the post, Carl Felix has been transferred to the nearby Grenada Ports Authority (GPA) to become the Acting General Manager.

The Ports Authority has been without a permanent manager since the long-standing office holder, Ambrose Phillip retired from the job nearly two years ago after reaching the age of retirement from the public service.

According to a source, Felix did not apply for the vacancy and was rather surprised when he received a letter from the Public Service Commission (PSC) transferring him to the port.

In recent years, there have been constant reports about plans to remove Felix as Comptroller of Customs.

A report done on Customs for the 2008-2013 Congress government of Tillman Thomas recommended the removal of several high-ranking officers at the department.

Congress officials dropped hints that the Comptroller of Customs might be sent to work directly in the Ministry of Finance as Comptroller of Inland Revenue.

When the New National Party (NNP) returned to office in February 2013, a member of the PSC indicated that consideration was being given to transferring Felix to another post in the service.

Reports surfaced that the commission was looking to make Felix the Chief Personnel Officer at the PSC.

Felix became Acting Port Manager with effect from the beginning of April.

As Comptroller of Customs, Felix was given an automatic position as a Board members of the Ports Authority.

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