The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, visited St. Lucia from the 12th to 14th February 2020. During his stay the Secretary General made official visits to the Acting Comptroller of Customs and Excise, Mrs. Anita Montoute and her staff, the Government of St. Lucia and the Caribbean Customs Law…Details
The JOB – Junior Officer Basic course is a Customs induction course used as an onboarding tool for new Customs Officers. It was written in 1994 and have been used within regional customs administrations for more almost 25 years in a class room environment.
The course covers the following modules:
The following course topics are covered by the JOB course
Module1 – Customs Overview
Module2 – Communication
Module3 – Legislation
Module 4- Prohibitions and Restrictions
Module5 – Initial Processing
Module6 – Situation Diffusion
Module7 – Cargo Reporting and Processes
Module8 – Risk Assessment
Module9 – Conducting Vessel and Aircraft Search
Module10 – Assessment and Selection of Passengers
Module11 – Drug Identification
Module12 – Passenger and Bag Search
Module13 – Arrest, Detention and Seizure
The eLearning Curriculum Developer / Media Expert will be responsible for working with the Customs Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and CCLEC staff on the design and re-development of new course content both online and in-classroom, developing eLearning curriculum and layouts often includes writing detailed storyboards, scripts, and manuals for participants and facilitators, as well as embedding presentations, media, and course delivery structure to the courses.
Reporting to the PS CCLEC, the Curriculum Developer will:
- Collaborate with CCLEC subject matter experts and other team members to build course outlines, storyboards and develop content delivery on the Moodle eLearning platform using built in tools.
- Act as development lead to produce online learning as stand-alone products as part of a blended learning approach.
- Improve older or outdated courses with new design and interactivity.
- Analyze learning needs and partners with subject matter experts to provide input for course content. Provide feedback on module scripts. Determine sequence and structure of learning content.
- Work with management to ensure course materials are current and relevant to training needs.
On behalf of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council, I would like to convey sincere condolences to the dear wife, family, friends and Customs fraternity of St. Kitts, Nevis and beyond, on the passing from this life of Mr. Donald Cable, retired Comptroller, of St. Kitts, Nevis Customs and Excise. Mr. Cable signed the CCLEC…Details
On November 1st 2019, the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to St. Lucia, His excellency Alejandro Marin, deposited Cuba’s Instrument of Ratification of the Caribbean Customs Organisation (CCO) Treaty at the CCLEC Secretariat. The CCO Treaty was signed by fourteen countries on May 22nd, 2019 in Havana and will enter into force three months…Details
The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) extends its heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of the Bahamas for the tragic loss of lives and widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian on Sunday 1st September 2019. The devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian is still unfolding but images and news from the Bahamas tell…Details
THE CARIBBEAN CUSTOMS LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL (CCLEC)
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CUSTOMS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
The Junior Officer Basic (JOB) Course is a Customs induction course for new Customs officers. It was written in 1994 and has been used within regional customs administrations for 25 years. The JOB course content is dated and is in of upgrading. Currently, the JOB course content is available in both hard copy and digital format and has been amended in some cases by administrations to meet their needs.
The eLearning JOB Course project will standardize the course content so that member can access the most relevant and technically accurate material.
The CCLEC eLearning software has been designed to deliver two learning delivery models – The Virtual Classroom and Self-Paced.
Through the use of online spaces, the virtual classroom facilitates live instruction, either one-to-one or for a group. This includes live video and audio streaming capabilities, an interactive whiteboard, file repositories for sharing additional resources and text chat options. Under this model a customs tutor is assigned and has full oversight of students and those enrolled. Through the tools of the platform, they interact and share feedback throughout the course. The instructor also evaluates the performance of students and give needed support.
The Self-paced model is a student-centred learning approach which provides students with the tools and assets they need in order to learn at their own pace and make choices about the sequence and focus of their learning. Under this model, officers will be given specific access to material designed for self-paced learning as refresher training, onboarding and other orientation exercises as they enter new deployments.Details
The new Regional Clearance System, RCS2019, will be deployed at the end of August and to support this initiative, the CCLEC convened a train-the-trainer seminar for regional Customs officers in St Lucia from July 29-31, 2019.
The seminar which was jointly sponsored by UKBF/ODA and CCLEC aimed at building local capacity to deliver RCS training. Eighteen officers from the English and Spanish speaking Caribbean were in attendance. In his opening remarks, the CCLEC Permanent Secretary, Mr Albert Sandy, reminded the participants that the system was commissioned by CCLEC members in 2000 because it was recognized then that there was a need to collect data on pleasure vessels plying the region for security purposes. The system however has evolved over the years and now also functions as an administrative tool for facilitating pleasure vessels, crew and passengers visiting the region.Details
The CCLEC 41st Conference was held in Havana, Cuba on May 22-24, 2019 under the theme
‘The Pathway to Success: Strength through Unity’. This event was marked by the historical signing of the treaty which will establish the Caribbean Customs Organization (CCO).
The signing ceremony was attended by high level government officials including, on behalf of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Menno Snel, Minister for Finance of Taxation and Customs of the Netherlands, Mrs Xiomara Ruiz-Maduro, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture of Aruba, Mr Kenneth Gijsbertha, Minister of Finance of Curacao, and Mr Cornelius de Weever, Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten, who all signed for their respective countries. Ambassador to Cuba, Mr Andrew Brent, signed on behalf of the Bahamas, and Mr Antony Stokes, UK’s Ambassador to Cuba, signed on behalf of Anguilla, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Representatives from Customs, Mr Raju Boddu, Comptroller of Customs for Antigua, Mr Nelson E. Cordovés Reyes, Head of Customs for Cuba, Mr Cesar Zorrilla, Manager of the Technical Deliberative Department of the General Customs Directorate for the Dominican Republic, and Mr Fritz Alcindor, Deputy Director General of Haiti signed on behalf of their respective governments.
After three decades of operating under an MOU, members of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) agreed that it was of paramount importance, given the opportunities and challenges presented by technological advancements, to formalize the legal basis for sharing information. The MOU to establish the CCLEC was signed in 1989, an MOU which, although not legally binding, served the organization in meeting its objectives to improve the overall professionalism of its members through cooperation, sharing of best practices, human resource development, modernization, automation, harmonization of processes and procedures and information/intelligence sharing. However, global security challenges, the need for automatic sharing of information and the advent of several new trade arrangements means that the CCLEC’s role will become more complex. To this end, the need for a more robust legally binding mechanism to improve information and intelligence exchange was necessary.Details
On behalf of the CCLEC Secretariat and Executive Committee I convey our deepest condolences to the family, friends and Customs colleagues of Miss Camille Garrick of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Customs and Excise Department, on her recent decease at such a tender age. The loss of such a dear friend and co worker…Details
RULES: Only current employees of Customs administrations that are members of CCLEC are eligible to compete Competition is open to all age groups Proof of employment is required with submission (a copy of Staff ID will suffice) Submissions received after midnight (Atlantic Standard Time) on 12th April 2019 will not be considered GUIDELINES Design must be original…Details