Bermuda confiscates BlackBerrys

If you happen to be a Bermudan living it large in a tropical paradise, maybe laying low from tax evasion but still have business abroad, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your BlackBerry registered. Why? Bermudan customs officials will confiscate the thing on re-entry. Either that, or they’ll slap you with an import fine that’s being equally applied to mobile phones and all electronic devices as well. Of course, if you’re just visiting for vacation, all you have to do is register your gadgets for the initial entry, and you’ll get a yellow slip confirming ownership. Still kind of harsh on the locals, don’t you think? Is there danger of a big electronics smuggling ring in Bermuda?

Posted by Simon Sage in News

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May 26th, 2008 at 7:43 am

[...] shores, but now the Wi-Fi version from Digicel has lapped up on the tropical surf. Bermuda keeps a close eye on devices coming onto the island, one would presume to protect such a small and isolated market. [...]

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