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Ferry service to Venezuela will end on June 1

Friday, May 23, 2014

The ferry service to Venezuela will no longer operate from next month, owing to the economic instability in the Latin American country.  A representative from Pier 1, which ran the service, said the decision came after a consistent decline in passenger numbers. At $690 a ticket, the service was the most affordable option for people seeking to visit Venezuela. The C/Prowler ferry service, which sailed between Pier 1, Chaguaramas, and Guiria, Venezuela, every Wednesday, will be suspending its weekly service with effect from June 1.

In addition, a newspaper report on Tuesday said the island’s postal service also had been suspended. According to the Venezuelan publication El Universal, workers at the Venezuelan postal service, Ipostel, went on strike to demand payment of their wages. El Universal also reported that since December there have been over 25 tonnes of undelivered international mail at the Ipostel headquarters in San Martín, Venezuela.


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