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Government bids Reese farewell

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:03 AMJason Cross

The man who oversaw and spearheaded the transition of the Jamaica Customs Department into the Jamaica Customs Agency, Major Richard Reese, is being hailed for his work as CEO ahead of his departure.

The team at the Ministry of Finance, including Minister Audley Shaw, Ministers of State, Fayval Williams and Rudyard Spencer, yesterday gave a special thank you and farewell to Reese in a statement published in The Sunday Gleaner, expressing appreciation for his services.

The statement did not indicate the exact date Reese would demit.

“To your credit, the Ministry of Finance and Public Service acknowledges the transition of the Jamaica Customs Department into an executive agency,” the statement read.

Reese was responsible for the implementation of the ASYCUDA World Automated System, legislative amendments enabling the transformation process within the agency, and the reduction of paper processes with the implementation of the Enterprise Content Management System.

"These are but a few changes which have been implemented under your calm stewardship and have progressively enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of the Jamaica Customs Agency in delivering its mandate," the statement continued.

"There is much more to be done but much has been achieved and you have played your part. Thank you for epitomising the mantra, 'Country above self”. All the best!”