This week, the Bermuda Post Office (BPO) recognised its long serving employees. The recognition coincided with the observation of World Post Day, which is celebrated annually on 9 October.
During the long service ceremony the Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP, and those gathered, celebrated over 2,460 years of postal service, and acknowledged 123 employees with certificates and awards. All employees honoured were individuals who have worked with BPO for more than five (5) continuous years.
The awards presentation concluded a general staff meeting which saw all postal staff in attendance.
The public should note that this week, the BPO planned a series of activities in tandem with the observance of World Post Day. These events included an employee blood drive; the long service awards recognition; and an official unveiling of the 50th Anniversary of the Turtle Project Panels, which take place tomorrow (Oct. 11).
As a note, more than 150 countries recognise World Post Day, 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.