The retirement of Tony Callwood, the Post Office's long-time delivery person, has had a dramatic impact on operations in the Coral Bay area. Complaints about missing packages and delayed deliveries prompted Tiffany Gumbs, who's running the St. John Post Office, to meet with almost a dozen residents on the east end this week. She said, "Tony was doing a lot of above and beyond," according to a report of the meeting by the St. John Source. He knew people, where they lived, and would make every effort to find them. His replacements are not so familiar with the area.
Gumbs also also said that people who get their mail in boxes along the route will have to go into the main post office in Cruz Bay to get packages, if they are too large for the mailboxes. She indicated there are no plans to reinstate the use of a van to deliver mail to Coral Bay because it did not generate sufficient revenues to cover the cost, the Source added.
Disclaimer: The publisher of this report is a co-owner of the Mail Center at the Marketplace, a local business providing mailbox and package pickup, and shipping services to residents and villa owners.