Grapevine: Oct. 30, 1989

IRON LADY. Being Ambassador to the Bahamas is not usually a training ground for the task of U.S. Customs Commissioner, yet Carol Boyd Hallett will succeed the high-profile William von Raab in that job. As Ambassador, Hallett persuaded Prime Minister Lynden Pindling to put Bahamian police on U.S. Customs "hot pursuit" overflights and later lifted the U.S. visas of Pindling cronies accused of drug corruption.

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