Customs and immigration officers have to do better, as they are the immediate face of a country.
That’s the response from Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves regarding complaints of slow service on arrival at the E.T Joshua Airport.
These complaints came in the form of a tweet by Sports Illustrated senior writer at Fox Sports TV Grant Wahl who wrote ” St. Vincent has 1 person going through every bag & suitcase of every person who enters the country. 90 minutes in”.
Speaking at a news briefing this morning Dr. Gonsalves said he can not tell the officers how to do their job, however, their approach to search every piece of luggage is just wrong and should not happen.
The prime minister admits that he is unaware of the fact but will find out what exactly happened.
Dr. Gonsalves stressed that the customs and immigration officers must do their job with good sense and discretion.
Wahl is among other sports journalist currently in the country to cover the Vincy Heat Vs USA Fifa World Cup Qualifier game, which will take place this Friday at the Arnos Vale Sporting complex.
First Published XtremeFM St Vincent