Today is World Post Day, and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors commemorated the day by reading a proclamation [PDF] honouring the service of the employees of the Bermuda Post Service. The event also featured selections sung by the Bermuda Post Office Choir.
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.
The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post Office’s role. Every year, more than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day in a variety of ways.
- Flatts Post Office Closing For Fumigation
- Mail ‘Return To Sender’ Policy Relaxed
- Post Office To Close Early Tomorrow
- Mail Delivery To Canada Suspended
- Bermuda Post Office Online Survey
- Post Office to Close Early for Fumigation