New computers to boost post office work
Stabroek News
March 24, 2004

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The transfer of money and payment of bills at the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) should be smoother with the installation of a number of computers.

Carib Cash Money Transfer Service yesterday handed over 15 computers to the GPOC, in the lobby of the Georgetown head office.

Public Relations Officer at the GPOC, Howard Lorrimer said this act by Carib Cash signals the cementing of the relationship that existed between the two organisations since 2001.

Public Relations Consultant with Carib Cash Olato Sam thanked the post office for the opportunity to offer the Guyanese public not only a fast and reliable money transfer service, but also contribute to the development of Guyana.

The computer systems will be used at 15 post office locations. Sam said: "With access to 62 GPOC locations we now have the largest network of distribution centres, fulfilling our promise of improved service."

Sam told Stabroek News customers may now log on to the website at and send their money or use the toll-free number.

Technical Support Supervisor at Carib Cash, Rolex Butters said the computer-based transfer system currently being implemented, will allow customers to send cash instantaneously. The sender will use a reference number and the transfer will be paid based on that number.

The setting-up of this system, he said, has three phases, installation, training and inter-connectivity. Butters said they are working on training and interconnectivity at present and will also set up a help desk.

Post Master General Noel Phillips said, "These computers will be sent to offices across the country. And will benefit every bill-paying customer who conducts business with the post office