The last months the Ministry of Economic Affairs has been busy with the awarding of a new concession for mail services on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The current concession of NPNA will end at the end of this year. On October 17th Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs appointed Flamingo Communications N.V. as the new concessionaire from January 2014.
The new concession has a term of 10 years with a possible extension of up to three years. Flamingo Communications NV is a local company on Bonaire, which will expand its current activities with mail services. The company is currently starting an implementation to make a seamless transition with NPNA possible on January 1, 2014. She will execute the mail services under the name Dutch Caribbean Flamingo Express NV perform. In the new concession is taken into account that the declining mail volumes put the profitability of the mail services under pressure. Therefore, the new concession is based upon a 3-day delivery. The local mail rate will be increased and will be 88 dollar cents.
The people on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba will soon be informed about how the new concessionaire (Dutch Caribbean Flamingo Express NV) will execute the mail services.
Press release RCN October 29, 2013