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  • Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says no decision has been taken by the Government of Jamaica in relation to the termination of any service offered by the Postal Corporation of Jamaica.
  • The Minster was speaking at a Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, April 22.
  • Mr. Paulwell was responding to reports regarding plans to reduce the number of post offices across the island, as the service has become unsustainable.

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says no decision has been taken by the Government of Jamaica in relation to the termination of any service offered by the Postal Corporation of Jamaica.

The Minster was speaking at a Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, April 22.

Mr. Paulwell was responding to reports regarding plans to reduce the number of post offices across the island, as the service has become unsustainable.

“We have a staff position that we are studying. One important aspect of it will commence in May, which is to engage in some debate, because these proposed changes can’t happen without full consultation,” Minister Paulwell said.

He assured that all Members of Parliament “as well as persons in the communities that will be affected by any decision that is to be made, will be consulted.”

“We are very aware and conscious of those persons, who depend on post offices, such as the pensioners. So, whatever we do, we have to make sure that we cater to those needs,” Mr. Paulwell said.

He also noted that one of the proposals is to look at providing mobile services in a more concentrated way.

“All of these things are on the table and we expect that shortly, the Cabinet will be properly briefed and a decision taken, but very importantly, there has to be consultation,” Mr. Paulwell said.

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