It has been confirmed that Belize will have its first female Comptroller of Customs. As we have been reporting, Assistant Comptroller Estelle Leslie got the nod from Prime Minister and Minister of Finance John Briceno in December. But there were some administrative issues to deal with since her senior colleague Ian Haylock felt he was due the post based on seniority and qualification - but was unfairly passed over.

But, reports say government has made it official - and Comptroller Colin Griffith is now in the process of handing over to Leslie, which will take some weeks.

It remains unclear what will happen to Haylock - but one proposal was that government would offer him an exit package.

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