The Minister in charge of the postal service, Phillip Paulwell, says no decision has been taken to phase out the services offered by the Postal Corporation of Jamaica.

Postmaster General, Michael Gentles, has indicated that post offices and agencies have been struggling financially and that sixty percent of its 5-hundred-and-51 locations face closure.

The closures would result in hundreds of job losses.

Minister Paulwell says the government has been consulting with stakeholders.

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The Postmaster General says that for each of the past six years, the postal service has been running a deficit of 5-hundred-million dollars.

Minster Paulwell says the government is aware of the challenge.

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He’s assuring postal workers that the government will not make any changes in this fiscal year.

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