Nassau, Bahamas – John Tower, technical officer at the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU) paid a courtesy call on Minister of Public Works and Transport Neko Grant this week during a two-day visit to The Bahamas.
During the meeting Minister Grant, permanent secretary Colin Higgs and Mr. Tower discussed relevant CPU matters and the delivery of postal services.
The Caribbean Postal Union was established in 1997 and is headquartered in St. Lucia. In addition to the Bahamas Postal Services, the union comprises 23 Caribbean Postal Administrations. Canada, the United States of America, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are also members.
Aims of the Caribbean Postal Union include:
monitoring the development and modernization of postal services in its member countries;
maintaining a list of priority actions to improve the operation of postal services among members and countries outside the Union, and to facilitate mobilization of the means available for that purpose, and
seeking the necessary external aid and approach various international and national bodies (including Universal Postal Union, CARICOM/CARIFORUM) to provide technical assistance.
COURTESY CALL – Pictured from left are Leslie Cartwright, deputy postmaster of Bahamas Postal Services; Colin Higgs, permanent secretary; Godfrey Clarke, postmaster general of The Bahamas; John Power, technical officer of the Caribbean Postal Union; Public Works and Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko Grant and Brenda Dorsett, deputy permanent secretary. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)