Huge Volume Increase, Difficulties In Puerto Rico Slow USVI Mail…

Huge Volume Increase, Difficulties in Puerto Rico Slow USVI Mail…

U.S. Postal Service trucks lined up and ready to go. (U.S. Postal Service image)

More than six times the usual amount of mail is being sent from the U.S. mainland to the Caribbean, and most U.S. Virgin Islands mail goes through storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, exacerbating delays.
But Gov. Kenneth Mapp (I-VI) and Delegate Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) have both been speaking with federal officials about what can be done, and postal officials say they are adapting and accelerating.

Mapp said in a statement that at least two shipping containers of mail are delayed in Puerto Rico.
“We …

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