St. Kitts – Nevis Residents Urged To Use E-Srvices

Internet Cafe - St. Kitts Post Office

Internet Cafe – St. Kitts Post Office

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
May 12, 2011 (SKNIS)

Officials at the General Post Office (GPO) in St. Kitts have called on locals to embrace the e-services of the facility as they continue to expand their scope of operation.

The GPO’s Information Technology Manager, Darren Veira, told SKNIS that the launch of an Internet Café last October, was a significant step in offering new services. He gave an assessment of the accomplishment.

“It’s been going very well since we did the launch,” he said. “We have more people coming in and using the Internet Café [but] it’s mostly tourists. We are encouraging more locals to come and use the operation.”

The Internet Café is located inside the Philatelic Bureau. Mr. Veira explained that patrons have had high praise for the comfort and setting of the environment as well as the price and other equipment that is available for use.

“We’ve been told we have the best rates and [the facility] is more comfortable and more private and secluded for people who may just want to be there and work privately, check their emails or go on Facebook and stuff like that,” Mr. Veira stated, citing other amenities available including a coloured printer, scanner and fax machine. “We also have WiFi,” he noted.

The Internet Café is open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. although on occasions, it has remained open after working hours to accommodate demand for the service.

In a previous press release, Minister responsible for Post and Information Technology, Honourable Glenn Phillip, indicated that Post Offices in St. Kitts and Nevis are evolving and innovating into an information management platform that will provide credible ways to serve the general public better.

“We will be unveiling different services like E-wallets, U. S. Postal Boxes and bill payments at all Post Offices on the island,” he said. “Money transfers will also be part of what the Post Office will be doing in the future, so I want to assure the general public that the Post Office will be making more technological advances as it transforms for the future, in order to meet customers’ demands.”

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