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“Adapt, Innovate and Adjust To The New Realities” Says Post Minister

By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) — “St. Kitts and Nevis’ Postal Services has been preparing itself to adapt, innovate and adjust to the new realities” so says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Post, Hon. Shawn Richards.

The Post Minister was at the time delivering an address to mark the observance of “World Post Day” which is celebrated annually on October 09. This year’s theme is “Delivering Development through Innovation, Integration, and Inclusion”.

“The St. Kitts and Nevis Postal Services have been preparing itself to adapt, innovate, and adjust to the new realities, as we hope for and await the return to normalcy. In the interim, as the Covid-19 pandemic forces us to accept a ‘new normal’ as to how we live, work and play, our postal services must be ready to adequately cope”.

Minister Richards added that “The Postal Services is an essential part of our daily lives and is even more evident as we live through this pandemic. As we make strides to live and co-exist with COVID-19, our foremost goal must be to work in an environment where health and safety are prioritized. Notwithstanding, the Postal Services must continue to establish itself as a revenue generator, and as such, it must adjust its products and services during these changing times in order to be competitive and relevant”.

“While generally considered a threat to society, the COVID-19 pandemic has also revealed some untapped opportunities for the Postal Services. The acceleration in the digitization of its services for efficiency and reduction in paperwork in the workplace is one such opportunity. This would be particularly important at the counter operation where the automation of customer transactions can take place in a fast and secure manner. The counter automation for the General Post Office, Subs and Branch Post Offices, and also Nevis Post Office will soon come into effect during the balance of the year 2020 into 2021” he further stated.

In his closing remarks, the Post Minister used the opportunity to thank the staff of the St. Kitts and Nevis Postal Services for their hard work and steadfastness during the pandemic.

St. Kitts and Nevis Postal Services joins the global community in celebrating “World Post Day”. The day was declared by the 1969 Universal Postal Congress in Tokyo as a means to mark the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) creation in 1874.

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