Tuesday 27 October, 2020

St Kitts & Nevis: Business as usual, shipping unaffected by COVID-19

It's business as usual, shipping to St Kitts and Nevis has not yet been affected by the spread of the coronavirus.

The assertion made by St Kitts and Nevis Acting Comptroller of Customs Kennedy De Silva, who said the spread of the coronavirus across the United State has not caused a disruption to the Federations shipping schedules.

He said for now, all imports of food and other products are following normal schedules and claims to the contrary are nothing more than baseless and unfounded rumours.

“There is no change that we are aware of, all imports appear normal. We’ve also had discussions because I’m actually on the committee that deals with the coronavirus. During a conversation about freight security, we were informed that nothing has changed to date. The rumours that have been going wild, I don’t know what they are based on, but from all indications everything should be normal.”

Mr De Silva said in keeping with its efforts to encourage the dissemination of accurate information, the Customs and Excise Department is working in collaboration with the Health Ministry to develop a website to keep the public aware of all changes.

He encouraged members of the public to be wary of mischief-makers whose objective is to cause panic by spreading false and worrying information.

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