BPO To Observe World Post Day On October 9

October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Post Office [BPO] will observe World Post Day on Tuesday, October 9th, and will also host a week of events.

A Government spokesperson said, “For the occasion, the BPO will host a week of events aimed at highlighting Bermuda’s postal service. Next week, the BPO will host the following activities:

  • Monday 8th – Launch of BPO week of activities with an employee community service initiative, week-long employee blood drive. Post Office personnel will donate blood at the KEMH.
  • Tuesday 9th – 1.00 p.m. ~ World Post Day. All Post Offices will close at 1:00 pm for a full staff meeting.
  • Wednesday 10th – 12.00 noon ~ Minister Foggo will officially open the new home of Philatelic Bureau which has relocated to Perot Post Office.
  • Thursday 11th – 10.30 a.m. ~ Official unveiling of the 50th Anniversary of the Turtle Project Panels – Letter Floor, GPO.

“World Post Day is celebrated annually on October 9, and each year, more than 150 countries recognise the occasion, which is in keeping with the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union [UPU] in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland.

“The observance encourages UPU member countries to undertake activities aimed at generating broader awareness of the Post’s role and activities among the public on a national scale.”

Lovitta Foggo, the Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, said, “Next week will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness of our postal sector’s contribution to Bermuda and to update on our reform initiatives for the post office. I would like to encourage the public’s support in our week of activities which will highlight the importance of the postal service in our community.”

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