Economy Minister Marks World Post Day

October 9, 2012

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.

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  1. Post Mistress says:

    Dear Minister,

    When you go home tonight post a letter down the country to your work address in Town called [I Hereby Resign] and see how long it takes to get delivered.

    Post Mistress

    • Opressed says:

      Love it!!! Unfortunately by the time it gets delivered, Bermuda will be just a heap of rotting dung. Oh yeah, It needs to say “Good Morning” for better service.

  2. Y-Gurl says:

    Seriously what is the post office doing these days and do we still need them…no if it was private (like most other countries) the Post office would be tiny, what type of management when looking at the bottom line going negative decides to put a policy in place that turns back hundreds of pieces of mail because someone forgot to cross a T they must be an idiot indeed, that would have been the time to SERVICE your customers not turn them away! Anyway the people you pissed off have turned to email and cut the post office out.

    Makes sense, no postage, direct delivery, won’t get lost, and gets there in a few seconds and you have a receipt, I think the PO is in its declining years but of course Goverment will keep it going as long as possible and waste our money. No boss sent out, no payments by return post, makes sense