There is a Postal Service in the Dominican Republic but it is either not used, not trusted or not helpful to the citizens. 

In the United States our Post Office is maligned with carriers driving expensive little Post Office vehicles, wearing uniforms, driving to each box instead of walking, possessing good government benefits and retirements, and. hard to get in unless you know someone with pull on the inside who will help.

In the Dominican Republic mail goes missing, and, from personal inspection, houses and businesses don’t have mail boxes.

Therefore, utility bills are delivered, door to door, by a tall friendly local wearing a white shirt with an electric company logo.

I know because I followed him half a black and couldn’t get the right situation for a photo.

No postal service is nothing new in the Caribbean. In Grenada, there were no house numbers so mail had no place to go.

For those of us who like to mail ourselves a letter to tell ourselves how great we are, the Dominican Republic is not a good choice of home.

 

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