Bermuda’s Premier – Michael Dunkley
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 15, 2014 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis was represented at the 17th Annual Caribbean Postal Union (CPU) Conference from September 8th to 11th.
Post-Master General. Ms. Sandra Donovan and Deputy Post Master General, Mr. Darrien Veira attended the meeting which was formally opened by Bermuda’s Premier and Minister of National Security, Hon. Michael Dunkley.
It was the first time that Bermuda hosted a Caribbean Postal Union Conference.
Postal Administrations from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, France, Haiti, Netherlands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and the US attended the conference.
The theme of the conference was “Sustainability in the 21st Century” and the sub theme, “Repositioning the Caribbean Post.”
The conference deliberations examined the global challenges emanating from the electronic age in which Bermuda and Caribbean postal administrations operate, considered potential solutions to mitigate these challenges and provided options for repositioning Caribbean postal administrations for sustained future growth.
The theme for this year’s conference and its location has attracted not only interest from postal administrations in the Caribbean; it has also generated interest in the postal sector in the U.S., the European Community and the Universal Postal Union.”
Approximately 50 persons including representatives from Caribbean Postal Union, CARICOM, the Caribbean Customs and Law Enforcement Council, the Postal Union for the Americas, Spain and Portugal. The Director General of the Universal Postal Union, Mr. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein were in attendance.”