The General Post Office has announced the resumption of all categories of outbound mail service to the United States as of Thursday, July 9, 2020.
The movement of mail had ceased due to the closure of this country’s borders in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the cessation of airline flights.
“Mail moves on passenger airlines,” a senior official told St Lucia Times.
The official disclosed that the Post Office has been working with the airlines in regard to the resumption of mail service with American Airlines coming on board on Thursday with the resumption of its flights here.
In the meantime, for the first time in some 15 years, Saint Lucian received a batch of some 30 bags of mail from the UK via sea transportation.
That service is expected to continue for some time, it was disclosed.
While the delivery of mail to and from the Caribbean is still to resume, officials say that the mail service to and from the United States and the England is very important to many older Saint Lucians who have worked in those countries and receive their pension and other documents via the post office.
It was also explained that they also receive small packets containing needed medicine via the post.
According to an official, those persons have been negatively impacted by the temporary suspension of postal services to those countries.