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Clean up rinky-dinky postal service

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM


I am in the process of constructing a strong letter to the minister in charge of Jamaica's postal service. It's in a terrible state.

I have sent letters to two people in Kingston, and two banks seven weeks ago, and only two of them have reached their intended destination. It took six weeks for them to get there. Up to now, the other two have not been delivered. The addresses on them were correct. I tracked each of them and found that they left the United States in one to two days.

How can Jamaica be taking steps to get more remittances from the diaspora when the postal system is an absolute failure? If the banks cannot get deposits in a timely fashion and individuals who need the money cannot get their letters, it shows that Jamaica is in very, very bad condition.

It's time you get the postal system to work. It never used to be so in the olden days. Now it is deplorable. Do something about it. Fix it!

The country cannot progress economically if this rinky-dinky postal system stays in place.

I sent a small package to St Mary months ago. It took seven weeks to be delivered. I know Jamaica is a Fourth-World country. At least try to be in the Third World.