Postal Reform Plan Approved For BPS

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Cabinet has approved the Integrated Postal Reform and Development Plan (IPDP) for the Barbados Postal Service (BPS), falling under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Minister Edmund Hinkson announced that under the project, which is expected to cost US$40,000, the island’s postal sector policy would be developed and the legal framework reviewed and updated.  In addition, a range of new services …

Postal Service Reform On The Cards

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The issue of postal reform for the Barbados Postal Service (BPS) was among issues discussed recently, when Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, met with postal workers, their management team, and their union representatives. The meeting touched on a range of issues, including alleged staff shortages, acting positions, motorcycle loans, uniforms, and the maintenance of buildings. It was also attended …

Mail Service Resumes In Antigua & Barbuda

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Members of the public are advised that the Barbados Postal Service has resumed all mail services to Antigua and Barbuda. However, persons are urged to expect some delays in the processing of mail resulting from the backlog created by the recent strike action, which caused disruptions at Antigua and Barbuda’s Postal Network. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Postal Reform Plan …

Antigua & Barbuda Mail Service Suspended

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Barbados Postal Service has immediately discontinued all mail services to Antigua and Barbuda until further notice. This comes as a result of an ongoing strike which has impacted the Antigua and Barbuda postal network. Any inconvenience this may cause is regretted. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Postal Reform Plan Approved …

Mail Services To Canada Resumes

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Barbados Postal Service (BPS) has resumed all mail services to Canada with immediate effect. This includes all letters, parcels and express mail items. However, officials at the BPS have advised the public to expect some delays in the processing of mail by Canada due to a backlog created by recent strike action, which affected …

Letter Writing Competition Winners Awarded

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The importance of letter writing was underscored by competitors in the 47th International Letter Writing Competition. In the end, 10-year-old Giovani Downie of St. Giles Primary School emerged victorious among 58 entries. Students were challenged to write on the theme: Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers? In his …

Disruption Of Mail Services To Canada

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Barbados Postal Service has been directed to immediately discontinue all mail services to Canada until further notice. This comes as a result of an ongoing strike which has impacted the Canada Post Network. The Postmaster General apologizes for any inconvenience which this may cause. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Postal …

Statement On The Passing Of Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby

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Statement from the Barbados Postal Service on the passing of Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby. The Barbados Postal Service mourns the loss of the Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby who passed away on Monday, August 13. Mrs. Ashby joined the Post Office Department in August, 1977 and rose to the rank of Postmaster General on July 1, 2016, becoming the first female to hold …

Worthing Post Office Reopened

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Worthing Post Office, Christ Church, has reopened for business. The opening hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays. Customers with parcel notices in hand indicating collection at the Brittons Hill Post Office are advised that this condition remains …

Barbados To Benefit From Prepaid Postcards

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Barbados stands to benefit from the introduction of Prepaid Postcards, which were launched today at the General Post Office. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, stated that the new product being offered by the Barbados Postal Service (BPS) would increase the visibility of Barbados’ tourism industry when they are posted to destinations across the globe. In addition, he said they …