Wednesday, January 11, 2006 – Government paid tribute Tuesday January
10th, 2006, to two prominent individuals in the field of “Postal Services” for
their contribution in the development of the service in Saint Lucia and the
region. Stanley Niles, who recently retired as Regional Advisor to the Universal
Postal Union UPU and retired Post Master General of Saint Lucia Loretta
Charlemagne were honoured for their long service at a small ceremony at the
Prime Minister's Official Residence in Vigie.
Stanley Niles who has a career which spans decades, has served as Post Master
General among several other capacities in his native Barbados. His last position
of regional Advisor to the UPU brought him closer to life in Saint Lucia having
been stationed here for the last 10 years.
“I would hope that the post is given the resources and the support it needs to
ensure that it becomes competitive, because if it isn't , it will still become
the dinosaur that we talk about - the service will develop around it and the
private sector is already shaping to take as much of this as it can get,” said
Loretta Charlemagne will succeed Mr. Niles as Regional Advisor to the Universal
Postal Union. Miss Charlemagne who worked with the Saint Lucia Postal Service
for 36 years also served as Secretary General to the Caribbean Postal Union for
“I will be looking at the reform of the modernization of postal infrastructures
as well as the development of human resource capabilities to ensure our
customers receive the best quality of service that they can afford to get,” Miss
In paying homage to the two postal service stalwarts Minister with
responsibility for Postal Services Honourable Felix Finisterre reiterated
government's commitment to ensuring the survival of the postal service in St.
“We are taking our own path by way of looking at our postal reform, within the
broader context of public sector service reform - it is taking some time but we
know because of your assistance Mr. Niles we have the draft framework
legislation and the laws are already in place for this to happen,” the minister
Stanley Niles who extended his assistance to the incoming Regional Advisor of
the UPU was presented by Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Kenny Anthony with a
painting created by renowned overseas based St. Lucian painter Llewellyn Xavier.