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Bermuda post head gets Caribbean role

Postmaster general Wayne Smith (File photograph)

Postmaster general Wayne Smith has been elected as secretary general of the Caribbean Postal Union.

The CPU, which consists of 30 member countries, was established to provide technical support to its members to assist them with becoming more efficient, effective, modern and sustainable.

The secretary general’s role is to oversee the running of the CPU Secretariat and to support the management board, conference and council in carrying out their mandate.

Mr Smith was appointed acting postmaster general in Bermuda in 2011 and made substantive in 2013. He served as chairman of the CPU management board from 2014 to 2015 and as a regular board member from 2015 to 2016.

A press release yesterday said that, under his leadership, the Bermuda Post Office team has streamlined the post office, cutting the budget deficit from $10 million to $5.7 million; and during the 2015-16 fiscal year, the BPO generated a 6 per cent revenue increase.