Government officials cut a ribbon on Friday to open a newly constructed post office in Cane Garden Bay.

“This facility is so special to me because I received my first mail at this post office because I went to school right over there,” Deputy Premier Kye Rymer said during the opening ceremony. “I know the residents have been asking about this for quite some time, and today we are happy to cut the ribbon and turn over the keys to the postmaster general.”

Mr. Rymer, who is the minister of communications and works, said the new post office is a state-of-the-art facility that was fully funded by the government, according to Government Information Services.

Natural Resources and Labour Minister Mitch Turnbull — who represents Cane Garden Bay as the Second District representative in the House of Assembly — acknowledged that government has struggled to repair facilities damaged in hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

“I have continued to fight and make representation for and on behalf of the people in my constituency, and I want to thank them for their patience and tugging and even making representations in their own right,” he said.

Mr. Turnbull added that work is underway to reopen other facilities in the district as well.
“Everyone that is here, we invite you to come and rent your mailboxes, understand what is going on here, and let us continue to build and revive this community,” he said.

Iris Romney, the acting postmaster general, shared plans that are in the pipeline for the post office.

“It has been long in coming, but there’s a time and a season for everything, and now is Cane Garden Bay’s season for their mailboxes and reopening of the post office,” she said.

Ms. Romney invited residents to sign up for newly added mailboxes, and she said plans are also in place for an internet café.