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Airport Post Office staff members work to dispatch air mail to meet the new 9 a.m. deadline.

Published 12th January 2007, 3:21pm

For many years 10 a.m. has been the deadline for same-day dispatch for Air Mail. However, effective immediately, the Cayman Islands Postal Service regrets to announce that it has had to change the time to 9 a.m. to meet both flight schedules and Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority requirements. Local mail next-day-delivery time remains at 10 a.m.

For future mail service to be effective if your mail must leave Grand Cayman on the same day you post it, you will have to drop to it off at the Airport Post Office by 9 a.m. Air Mail posted at the district post offices, including the General Post Office, after that time will be dispatched overseas the next day. This affects all Air Mail going overseas. EMS and Registered Mail close at 8.30 am. Please be advised that airline flight schedules do not allow for the dispatch of mail to the United Kingdom or the Bahamas on Mondays and Thursdays; to Jamaica on Mondays and Fridays; or to Barbados or Trinidad on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is also no dispatch of mail to the Sister Islands on Saturdays because mail is not screened on Saturday.

“Since September 11, 2002, all mail has to be screened, which requires that the CAA receive it by 11 a.m.,” explains Deputy Postmaster General for Operations Anthony Williams.

“The Postal Service is making every effort to provide efficient and effective service, and to maintain our services we have had to change the posting times,” he said.

Deadline for Same-Day Dispatch for Air Mail
Destination Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
United States9:009:009:009:009:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
All Countries Not Listed9:009:009:009:009:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
United Kingdom 9:009:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
Canada9:009:009:009:009:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
Bahamas 9:009:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
Jamaica 3:303:303:30 11:00
Dispatch on Monday
Cayman Brac12:00
3:00
12:00
3:00
12:00
3:00
3:003:00
Little Cayman3:303:303:303:303:30
BARBADOS9:00 9:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
TRINIDAD9:00 9:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday

REGISTERED MAIL CLOSES 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

Latest time of Posting - District Post Offices for Air Mail
Destination Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
United States1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
Dispatch on Monday
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
All Countries Not Listed1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
Dispatch on Monday
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
United Kingdom 1:00
For dispatch next day
2:00
For dispatch next day
5:00
Dispatch on Monday
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
Canada1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
Dispatch on Monday
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
Bahamas 1:00
For dispatch next day
2:00
For dispatch next day
5:00
Dispatch on Monday
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
Jamaica 1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
11:00
Dispatch on Monday
Cayman Brac1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
1:00
For dispatch next day
3:00
Dispatch on Monday
Little Cayman3:303:303:301:00
For dispatch next day
3:30
Barbados9:00 9:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday
Trinidad9:00 9:00 9:0011:00
Dispatch on Monday

REGISTERED MAIL CLOSES 30 MINUTES EARLIER.