New position created
Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow has
confirmed the creation of a new job within the structure of the Postal Service. The position highlights the significance of
regulatory and international relations.
“Recent developments in the international
postal industry have made it increasingly more important for the Cayman Islands to take a greater participatory and proactive role in international relations and regulatory
matters,” Ms Glasgow said.
Edward Rasiulis is the first person
to be appointed Assistant Postmaster General, Regulatory and International Relations.
He does not replace Anthony
Williams, recently retired Deputy Postmaster for Operations.
Ms Glasgow said she considered the
Postal Service fortunate to have been able to employ someone like Mr. Rasiulis,
“whose educational background and career experiences are assets to the
challenges facing him.”
The new officer has responsibility for
liaising with international postal organizations, primarily the Universal
Postal Union and Caribbean Postal Union to ensure that Cayman complies with international
He is also responsible for ensuring
local legislation is updated to reflect the current postal environment.
A news release from the Cayman Islands
Postal Service sets out the qualifications that led Glasgow to conclude. Rasiulus was ideally
suited for this work.
He is a graduate of York University
in Toronto, Canada, with a BA honours degree in
political science and a specialization in international relations. A licensed paralegal,
he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada as a licensed paralegal,
which is the first Commonwealth Law Society to license its paralegals.
He was a regional prosecutor in Ontario and was credited
in revising the law enforcement manual for successful prosecutions. Prior to
his prosecutorial duties, Rasiulis was a police officer in Ontario for 14 years. He also holds certificates
with the Ontario Provincial Police as a media relations officer and with the Canadian Police College
as an Analyst in Criminal Intelligence.
In 2004, he was part of the first group
of Canadians to join the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
“My goal is for the Cayman Islands to have a prominent face in the Universal
Postal Union (UPU). ‘Small but mighty’ is my motto,” Mr. Rasiulis said.
As a history buff, he considers the
Postal Service an old and crucial institution in any country. “Without it, you
might as well live in the dark ages. I am proud to be a part of such a great tradition
and history,” he said.