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Starting 7 October, for the first time in four years, post offices will be open on Saturdays

Published 3rd October 2006, 3:46pm

Post offices reopen on Saturday

Come Saturday 7 October, all 15 post offices will reopen on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for the first time in four years.

Earlier this year the he Cayman Islands Postal Service conducted a survey titled “Help Us Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” asking customers, among other things, if they would like the post office to open its doors to the public on Saturday again. The public response was a resounding yes.

Opening hours on Grand Cayman are typically 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday though it does vary because East End and North Side close for lunch between 12 noon and 1 p.m. Saturday business hours will be and 9 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Hours of operation also vary on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. West End opening hours are 8.30 a.m. − 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Stake Bay 8.30 a.m. − 4.30p.m Watering Place, Creek and Spot Bay business hours are 9 a.m. − 12 and 1.30-300 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Friday"s business hours are 9 a.m. − 12 noon and 1.30 − 3.30 p.m. Saturday hours for all Cayman Brac facilities are 9 − 11.30 a.m. Little Cayman hours have changed as well Monday to Friday the post office will be opened at 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.30 − 3.30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10.30 a.m. − 1.30 p.m.

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said that she was pleased to finally get this complicated issue implemented at minimal cost plus keep the training aspect. “We have had no choice but to reduce the hours during the week particularly on Little Cayman, whose hours are very different.”

One the reasons why the hours are different is due to the fact that CIPS is working with Little Cayman residents who have suggested that previous working hours were not accommodating.

Ms. Glasgow also assured postal customers that all facilities will be operating fully. “I would like to thank the Collector of Customs Carlon Powery for working with us so that customers will be able to clear parcels at the Airport Post Office on a Saturday as a Customs Officer will be on duty.”

“I hope that our customers will take advantage of this opportunity to conduct their postal business and try some of our value-added services on Saturdays,” she said.

CIPS’s value-added services allow Cable & Wireless customers to pay their phone bills, purchase a phone or e-TopUp their cell phones. Digicel customers can top up their cell phones as well. CIPS also collects garbage fees. On Grand Cayman customers can pay their CUC bills, while customers on the Sister Islands can pay their insurance premium for CINICO.

Saturday Business Hours:

GRAND CAYMAN
9:00am − 12:30pm
CAYMAN BRAC
9 − 11:30am
LITTLE CAYMAN
10:30am − 1:30pm