The district of Savannah will get its long-awaited new post office, Minister Arden McLean said Friday.
The property for the post office, which adjoins the Savannah Primary School on Shamrock Road, was procured eight years ago.
Mr. McLean said he had recently visited all but two of the post offices in the country.
‘There are a number of things to be done within those facilities to bring things back up to scratch,’ he said.
But the Savannah post office needs more than that.
‘The Savannah post office is the smallest with the exception of Hell,’ he said. ‘Yet it handles the third largest amount of mail in the country.’
Mr. McLean also pointed out that Savannah is the fastest growing community on Grand Cayman.
‘It is imperative to get a new post office in Savannah within the next year,’ he said.
Mr. McLean described the procured site as being a few acres in size and said the government was looking into the possibility of having a new police station for the Bodden Town district on the same property.
There is the possibility of having the new Savannah post office in the shopping centre that will be built on the northwest corner of the Hirst Road and Shamrock Road junction.
‘There were talks surrounding that, but because of some of the issues of needing a stand-alone facility, those talks fell through,’ Mr. McLean said.