25 Jul 2005

Temporary extension of mail delivery services to Marshall Islands

3:57 pm on 25 July 2005

There's been a temporary extension of the mail delivery service in the Marshall Islands which will last until the end of this month.

The sub-contractor, Asia Pacific Airlines, had announced it was pulling out of delivering mail to the country by the middle of the month, due to sky-rocketing fuel prices.

But, it then agreed to continue mail services for a couple more weeks.

Our correspondent, Giff Johnson, says the extension is providing a temporary reprieve.

"Presumably, that means that there's some discussions going on among Asia Pacific, Continental, which it works with, and the U.S. Postal Service. But, at this point, nothing has broken through in terms of any new agreement or any new arrangement."

DUR: 14

Giff Johnson in Majuro.