Business owners and residents who were peeved about prolonged closure of the General Post Office (GPO) could breathe a sigh of relief if the facility, as expected, reopens today.
The GPO building, headquarters for the national postal services, located between the lower (western) ends of High and Long streets, was closed for an extended period to facilitate much-needed repairs spearheaded by the Ministry of Works.
Employees who were off the job as a result of the closure are all expected to report for normal duties today. On Sunday, Postmaster General Algernon Gomes told OBSERVER that construction workers were doing some last-minute preparations and clean-up to facilitate a smooth reopening this morning.
Weeks ago, attorneys handling the processing of visas, passports and other documentation complained of serious challenges accessing stamps to complete the application process.
Residents accustomed to collecting bills and other packages through the post office were also placed at a disadvantage.
To address the complaints, arrangements were made to re-open the post office space at the magistrate court and the office in the Woods Mall to facilitate the sale of stamps only. Special arrangements were also put in place for people receiving medication via the post office