Today is World Post Day and the Bermuda Post Office (BPO) will join other global postal organisations in observing the occasion.

World Post Day is celebrated annually on October 9th, and is in keeping with the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. A spokesperson said: “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.”

Minister of Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, said today: “Each year more than 150 countries recognise World Post Day. And the occasion serves as an opportunity to create an awareness of the postal service’s contribution to the social and economic development of countries, and the impact of the postal sector on the day to day lives of people and businesses.

“I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our  BPO employees and the service they provide in the community and their efforts to moving the BPO closer to its vision of being a more innovative, customer focused and sustainable postal service.”