HUNDREDS of people were left without Christmas parcels and letters from abroad over the holiday weekend following unprecedented delays at the post office.
The Postal Services say the delays were the fault of the British Royal Mail and Greece.
The head of the service, Andreas Gregoriou said: “For their own reasons, Greece and the UK didn’t manage to pass on letters and parcels on time”.
“We received a message (from the British Royal Mail) that they were still holding on to mail because there was no way to send it,” Gregoriou said.
The Royal Mail had said that they could only ensure timely delivery for post sent from the UK by December 12.
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By Poly PantelidesPublished on December 28, 2011
So how come we can send envelopes and small packages outside of Cyprus at least 3 times every week and they will reach the UK within 3 to 5 days of dispatch? Greece takes a couple of days longer for some reason.
BUT, if we send an envelope or package 60km away from our home town to Kato Paphos – it takes 2 weeks….
It would be interesting to hear the explanation for that one K. Gregoriou!