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First ever appointment of a woman Customs Controller

Love News has been reliably informed that Estelle Leslie has been named as the new Comptroller of Customs. Leslie is currently transitioning into her new post as Colin Griffith prepares to exit at the end of the month. Love News understands that the government’s decision was between Leslie and her colleague Ian Haylock. Haylock had written to the Financial Secretary on December 22, 2020 expressing his discontent at the idea of him being passed over for the promotion. It is unclear if Haylock will seek legal recourse as in his letter to the FinSec he did cite portions of the Public Service Regulations that substantiates him being the natural selection. Leslie has been at the Customs Department since 1998. She holds a Masters Degree with DISTINCTION from the University of the West Indies Cavehill Barbados and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Belize.