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  • Chairman of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, Marcus James, says the agency will continue to modernise its operations in order to remain relevant and viable.
  • Mr. James was addressing the launch of the Postal Corporation’s mobile post office in the community of Steer Town, St. Ann, on Friday (August 12).
  • Some 50 communities are expected to benefit from the mobile post office service.

Chairman of the Postal Corporation of Jamaica, Marcus James, says the agency will continue to modernise its operations in order to remain relevant and viable.

He noted that technology has removed a lot of the legacy services that the post offices normally handle and as such, “we have to implement new programmes and become more private sector-like in our thinking”.

“We must become more efficient, we must embrace the same technology that is making our service obsolete in order to bring in additional revenues to make the organisation viable,” he noted.

Mr. James was addressing the launch of the Postal Corporation’s mobile post office in the community of Steer Town, St. Ann, on Friday (August 12).

Postmaster General, Michael Gentles, informed that the units with take postal services to thousands of persons in communities that do not have a stationary postal point.

“With the roll-out of this post office on wheels, thousands of Jamaicans will no longer have to travel great distances at considerable cost to access postal services,” he pointed out.

He urged residents who will benefit from the service to take care of the unit. “This is an investment by you the taxpayers; we have to protect it and ensure that we do not have to spend money fixing it up. We want you to protect it,” he said.

Some 50 communities are expected to benefit from the mobile post office service.

It will complement the Postal Corporation’s network of 283 post offices and 367 postal agencies across the island.

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