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Dragging the TRNC post into the 21st century

Cyprus Today Opinion

Cyprus Today Opinion

Dragging the TRNC post into the 21st century

  • 06.02.2019

The cat is finally out of the bag. It’s long been evident that there was something rotten in the state of the Post Office, but now trades unions have confirmed: no permanent staff taken on there for two decades, and a lack of staff meaning three-quarters of mail cannot be delivered.

Posties’ personal failures aside — such as last year’s alleged thefts and the postman more than two decades ago who chucked letters down a well because he was too lazy to deliver them — it’s a disgraceful indictment of official neglect.

Yet what a short-sighted one. An efficient postal service not only keeps communications, and thus trade and commerce flowing, but helps instil a general feelgood sense of a country functioning well.

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