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    • Presentations on the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World Project and the Charities Act will form part of the week-long events by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), in recognition of International Customs Week to be observed from January 24 to January 29.
    • On International Customs Day, Tuesday, January 26, the JCA will host a Stakeholders Appreciation Day, as well as another outside broadcast.
    • To conclude the Week’s celebrations, a Vibes Day will be held on January 29 at the Montego Bay and Kingston Customs Houses, featuring games, competitions, music and entertainment.

    Presentations on the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World Project and the Charities Act will form part of the week-long events by the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), in recognition of International Customs Week to be observed from January 24 to January 29.

    Church services at the Bethel Baptist Church in Kingston, the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St. James and the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St Ann on Sunday, January 24, will kick start the series of activities, under the theme: ‘Digital Customs – Progressive Engagement’.

    Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese, in an interview with JIS News, said a symposium and an outside broadcast will be hosted at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on January 25. Another symposium will  be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, on January 28.

    On International Customs Day, Tuesday, January 26, the JCA will host a Stakeholders Appreciation Day, as well as another outside broadcast. This will be held simultaneously at Customs House in Kingston and at the Sangster International Airport (SIA) Customs Hall, Montego  Freeport. It will feature prizes and giveaways, music and entertainment.

    Major Reese said the JCA will be conducting ‘inside Customs’ tours with several training institutions at different locations on January 26. On that day, the Allison Moore Multipurpose Room will also be officially opened, in honour of the first female Commissioner of Customs.

    To conclude the Week’s celebrations, a Vibes Day will be held on January 29 at the Montego Bay and Kingston Customs Houses, featuring games, competitions, music and entertainment.

    Newspaper supplements will also appear in the main local newspapers during the period.