PHILIPSBURG–Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS), referred to as the Post Office, is set to resume all services to the public to a limited extent in the latter part of next week from its temporary location in the building housing Family Bookstore. This spot is across the street from the damaged Post Office building in town.
The MoneyGram transfer is part of the services that will be offered from the temporary location.
PSS Interim Managing Director Antonia Wilson told The Daily Herald outgoing and incoming mail service will depend on the resumption of mail-carrying flights into the country. The opening of Princess Juliana International Airport SXM is expected to help restart this service.
PSS personnel have maintained limited mail service to the community after Hurricanes Irma and Maria passed through in September. Pickup service has been executed from a shipping container made into a makeshift office.
Although postmen have not been dropping off mail, many clients have been able to collect packages and pieces of mail received by the Post Office prior to Irma. Wilson cautioned those whose packages were received by the Post Office before the hurricane that there is possibility their items are not deliverable.
“We were looted. They took stuff from packages. We have salvaged what we can,” she said.
The Royal Dutch Marines were commended by Wilson for their invaluable assistance to get the country’s mail service up and functioning again.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69947-post-office-to-resume-moneygram-next-week