Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2022. 5:41 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Marsha Price, Postmaster General of the Belize Postal Service, is currently in St. Lucia representing the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics & E-Governance at the 24th Caribbean Postal Union Conference .
The conference took place in Castries, St. Lucia, and began on July 18. It i s scheduled to run until July 22 and is being held under the theme “A call to be…Business Bold!”
The Ministry issued a notice this afternoon, explaining that the topics of discussion at the conference include: establishing new products and service; setting up a local-to-local express parcel delivery service; and implementing a Regional Universal Service Offering/Regional Postal Charter.
“The world has evolved and postal services in the Caribbean are at a crossroads,” the Ministry said. “There is a need for transformation and, as stated at the conference, it is critical for the postal service within the Caribbean to ‘recover from the pandemic, address the ‘new normal’ and grow local economies by expanding business capacity and exports.’”
The Ministry said that there were various other topics at the conference including the 2022-2026 Caribbean Postal Union’s Regional Postal and Courier Services Strategy and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU).
While Price is in St. Lucia she will also be participating in a bilateral meeting with Mr. Masahiko Metoki, Director General of UPU, to discuss how the Belize Post Service can improve and modernize its services.
“She is also seeking opportunities to expand collaboration on innovation, technology and other topics with other postmasters and directors of the CPU,” the Ministry added.
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