Monday, May 01, 2006

Mountain of mail in the Cayman Islands

With more than 14,000 pieces of undeliverable mail, the Cayman Islands’ central sorting office in Grand Cayman is literally being buried in undeliverable mail according to Cayman Island Net News.

Part of the problem is that mail is not delivered in the Cayman Islands. In the past residents have a post office box and pick up their mail there. If the sender uses a street address and leaves off the post office box number, the mail is undeliverable even though it has a name on.

Shown above is Anthony Williams, acting postmaster general, standing among just some of the letters and parcels that have been accumulating for the past two weeks.

Williams said that mail sent to defunct companies also add to the mail mountain.

“We get a lot of letters for companies that no longer exist and we have to sort these out and send them back as undelivered,” he said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM