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NIA’s Spencer Brand says Federal Post Office in initial stages of a National Addressing System


St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The Federation may be going back to the old practice of numbering houses and businesses, according to Spencer Brand, Minister of Labour, Public Works, Physical Planning, Posts and the Environment in the Nevis Island Administration.

“There are some very exciting things happening at the Post Office. The St. Kitts and Nevis Post Office has embarked on a project that is in its initial stages, that is, the National Addressing System and Internal Management Automaton System. The idea of this St. Kitts and Nevis Post Office Addressing System is to ensure that we can [record], with some semblance of greater accuracy, our various addresses. This project is to ensure that we embark on street naming and [a] numbering system throughout the length and breadth of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

During the Nevis Island Assembly (NIA) Sitting on July 6, 2023, the Public Works Minister made those remarks.

Brand said the initiative will increase the efficiency of the Post Office, emergency services and the police in finding residents.

“It is our hope that when this project is completed that we will be able to say with some greater certainty that Mr X is living at this particular address on this particular street. That will greatly assist not only our Postal Service but also our Police, [and] the ambulance; it will definitely assist the Water Department and NEVLEC and SKELEC as they seek to become more efficient in carrying out their mandate throughout the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. That is a project that is in its infant state, and we are hoping that that would be completed in the very near future so that the addressing of every single person, business, [and] resident in the Federation will be simplified and will be more clarified.”

The Post Office will also seek to introduce counter automation by World Post Day in October of this year. Brand said testing of the system is currently underway.

“We also at the Post Office are presently testing our Counter Automated System, and we are putting it at this moment through the various paces, going through and tweaking and making sure that all of the parameters we are seeking to have in that Counter Automated System is functioning and functioning properly. We are hoping that we will be able to launch that system in celebration of World Post Day 2023 in October.”

More on these developments as information becomes available.


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