Minister Furbert Highlights Bermuda Post Office

October 8, 2021 | 12 Comments

[Updated with video] Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert delivered remarks today [Oct 8] in acknowledgement of World Post Day tomorrow [Oct 9].

Minister Furbert said, “For the last 18 months, all of Bermuda, like the rest of the world, has had to readjust how we conduct our lives, how we interact with one another, and how we provide services to the people of this country.

Minister Furbert and members of the Bermuda Post Office

World Post Day Bermuda Oct 2021

“I am pleased to say that while we were in the throes of a global pandemic, the men and women of the Bermuda Post Office rose to the challenge and continued delivering mail, thus providing Bermuda with the stellar customer service for which it is known.

“This underscores the commitment and passion of our postal workers, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all our staff for their service during this time.

“Tomorrow, October 9, is World Post Day. This year’s theme is ‘Innovate to Recover.’ By way of background, World Post Day was declared in Tokyo, Japan at the Universal Postal Union Congress in 1969.

“Bermuda is one of many countries worldwide who participates annually in World Post Day celebrations.

“This is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of our local post office employees who provide products and services at all of our postal locations around Bermuda.

“World Post Day is also a chance to collectively thank all of our postal workers for their dedication. As you can see, I am joined by the PostMaster General Sam Brangman, and staff members of the Bermuda Post Office. We believe the recognition of World Post Day carries so much more significance than in previous years.

“Not only does this celebration mark the importance of universal mail and postal contributions to society and the global economy, it also highlights that the Bermuda Post Office continued to deliver mail in spite of the challenges and threats posed by Covid 19, especially the important pension checks to our senior citizens, for example.

“Covid-19 not only halted much of the international postal sector for significant periods, it also challenged their business strategies and plans. Against this background, the Bermuda Post Office has creatively developed new ideas, products and services to benefit local residents and businesses.

“As I have outlined in recent statements, the BPO is well on its way to implementing innovative ways to enhance its services. So, on the occasion of World Post Day, we are delighted to join postal services around the globe in celebrating our workers on World Post Day.

“I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the PMG and all of our postal staff across the island for their contribution and commitment to process and deliver mail and parcels.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Unbelievable. A Government Department that loses around $10million a year and has seen a reduction in demand by over 50% over the years thanks to the Internet is being praised. Overstaffed and underperforming, and as to the attitudes in certain sub post offices, nuff said. PLP heaping accolades on failed entities, par for the course but a perfect job for Minister Furbert.

    • Mark says:

      Not only that. Same simpleton trashed BERMUDIAN Retailors and thinks that waste of space Government Service can successfully run this F&F scheme. Muppet Show!!

    • Jason says:

      Shouldn’t you be busy trying to help your party attract blk voters to return or are you going to keep changing the name? LOL

      • saud says:

        Shouldn’t you concern yourself with the current government, who are robbing you blind…LOL. You’re too stupid to see it!

  2. Question says:

    If I wanted anything important delivered the last people I would trust are the Post Office.

  3. Proven says:

    Furbert’s comments should have a chilling impact on retail. It is true but should not be said. Government must do all it can to assist retail as it creates jobs, pays rents, pays duty, etc.

  4. Spotty says:

    Sad!!!! Really sad. Don’t about others but I’d rather go to the dentist than the post office. Where’s Darwinism? Oh I forgot doesn’t apply when given unlimited gummint support. Don’t get me wrong- just love my mailman violin’ around on his butler with one hand on the handlebars and one chick of of mail ( and a trail of dropped letters behind him!!) but the office itself like A Russian prison vibe

  5. Jolly rancher says:

    If we are being honest this is the worst government department. The attitudes of person in the postal service stink and many can agree! However, I must applaud the custodian who works at the Hamilton facility he is friendly and very respectful, thank you !
    We are in 2021 this department can be downsized vastly as technology takes over. Let them go

  6. Shabooshoobah says:

    The mask thing is now a political tool for muzzling the public. You all are outside and six feet apart how hilarious! The postal service is all but redundant so now the taxpayer will subsidize a government courier service to put the private sector couriers out of business. Why don’t we get a government subsidized grocery store next!

  7. D.C Midgley says:

    I posted a letter to a family member on the 26th July and to date she has not recieved it. Why is it taken that long when flights are leaving fron England to Bermuda.

  8. D.C Midgley says:

    I posted a letter to a family member on the 26th July and to date she has not recieved it. Why is it taken that long when flights are leaving fron England to Bermuda.Please do not blame covid as post to me fro Bermuda is only taking less then tw weeks. D. Midgley

  9. Me says:

    Hopefully the wife will be able to order the basics soon then wait in line at the post office and lose your will to live on the snails pace service make sure u buy some stamps while u are there and wait 20 minutes as they tear them out of the spashal folder.

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