BVI Post Office
marred by problems
If you have seen little mail in your mail box lately it’s because since Easter
the BVI Post Office has been experiencing problems with the flow of incoming
mail from overseas. However, this newspaper has learned that during the last two
days the sorting room and store room at the old and visibly inadequate premises
of the General Post Office in Road Town have been flooded by mail that is
finally arriving. But the staff is overwhelmed by this sudden and erratic inflow
of mail and the new Postmaster General, Kevin Smith has seen this new
development added to the list of urgent issues that need his prompt attention.
The sorting room staff and supervisor have been very apologetic and reassured
members of the public of their best efforts to remedy the situation “post
haste”, but the problem is not the BVI Post Office, the problem stems from other
postal administrations, namely the Royal Mail for mail to and from Europe and
the US Postal Service for mail to and from North America. On page 2 we begin a
series of in-depth articles about the postal communications problems affecting
the BVI. More information and articles about the Royal Mail’ role in causing the
BVI Post Office problems can be found on page 38 of the hard copy edition.
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