Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to all the FSM Post Office Staff

JAN 2017

Many Kosraeans believe that FSM Post Office Postmaster General Ginger MIDA deserves some sort of Medal for the effort she made to ensure Christmas mail to Kosrae actually arrived before Christmas.
Because of loading limitations on United flights this festive season, mail and parcel delivery for many weeks has been reduced. Over 10,000 lbs of Christmas mail and parcels was being backlogged in other centers and unable to reach Kosrae.
So Postmaster General Ginger got on the phone, made numerous calls, pulled some strings and arranged a special flight to deliver mail to Kosrae, 2 days before Christmas. She also arranged for two Pohnpei FSM Post Office workers to come to Kosrae and assist local staff sort mail. There was so much backlogged mail, that workers stayed until 12 midnight on Friday December 23 and all day Saturday, just to sort mail to ensure everyone received their Chrismas Gifts.
However, if those good deeds by Postmaster General Ginger, Kosrae and Pohnpei Post Office Staff were not enough, a further surprise was waiting for Kosraeans who went to their local Post Office very late on Friday night. There was Ginger, sleeves rolled up and helping in the sorting of parcels. Congratulations to all the FSM Post Office Staff, in particular Postmaster General Ginger for their efforts to make Christmas a joyous time for everyone in Kosrae.
Timothy Fenlon