Postal services across the Caribbean have been urged to consider new areas of commercial activity to maintain their relevance and viability as countries across the world continue to evolve into digital societies.
Minister with responsibility for Skills and Digital Transformation, Dr. Dana Morris Dixon, who made the call, said the introduction of new revenue streams can help mitigate risks, tap into new markets, and ensure long-term sustainability.
She says sometimes, innovation requires bold steps and a willingness to venture into the unknown.
She emphasised that postal services must adapt to digital changes, as the future belongs to those who evolve.
Senator Morris Dixon was speaking at the opening ceremony for the recently concluded 25th Caribbean Postal Union Conference and 19th Caribbean Council of Ministers Postal Affairs Meeting in Kingston.
The event was hosted by the Post and Telecommunications Department under the theme ‘The CPU at 25: Evolving for Economic Stability’.
The attendees included ministers with responsibility for the postal service and Postmasters-General within CARICOM, as well as a mix of regional and international postal officials.