GREENSLADE COMES HOME: CUSTOMS CHIEF TO THE UK
Geannie Moss, the Customs Comptroller, is so deeply unpopular within the staff and in the FNM hierarchy that she has now been persuaded to leave the post, the first time occupied by a woman. Her track record is spotty. Ms. Moss reportedly could not get along with former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Peter Turnquest. The two are said to have barely spoken to one another. Ms. Moss made it plain reportedly that she took orders from the Prime Minister not from a mere Deputy. Then the entire second and third tier of the Customs Department has remained without leadership for four years. The Government finally announced some promotions up to the level of superintendent last week but the ranks of Assistant Comptrollers and Deputy Comptroller are all still vacant. The Department has been operating unlawfully for the last four years with those posts absent. The solution then is that Dr. Minnis has called the former Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade from his exile in London back home. This is most unusual with less than ten months to go in the current administration, you yank an ambassador home and send a new one out. The new one out is Ms. Moss. The new administration will not be bound by any of the choices that the now Prime Minister is making.