The General Post
Office here is reporting that everything is back to normal with
outgoing mail to Antigua/Barbuda.
“On October 14th, we received correspondence from
Antigua, through the Caribbean Postal Union of which we are a
member, that because of strike by most workers of the postal
administration at the General Post Office in St. John’s,
Antigua, advising us to desist from sending dispatches to
Antigua until further notice,” Postmistress Mrs. Maralyn
Richards told The Island Sun earlier this week.
She said three days later, she called the Postmaster General in
Antigua and spoke about the situation. She said he advised
her not to send any mail to Antigua/Barbuda since nothing had
changed and the situation with the workers hadn’t been
The BVI Postmistress said she then contacted LIAT’s cargo
department in Antigua/Barbuda and officials there said the BVI
could send mail to them as usual and they would transfer to all
other Caribbean islands even the UK.
“On the 20th, Antigua, through the CPU again, sent
a notice saying the industrial action had ended,” Mrs.
Richards stated. “That day was a holiday here, so we got that
correspondence on the 21st.”
The BVI Postmistress however clarified that during that period,
only mail going to Antigua/Barbuda to be distributed in
Antigua/Barbuda were affected. “No other mail was affected, as
an arrangement was made through LIAT for the other mail and I am
not aware of any customer who called relating to the issue.”
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