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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …

End Of Registered Mail Service To Canada

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that Canada has discontinued the use of the registered mail service offered by the Universal Postal Union. As a result, with immediate effect, the Barbados Postal Service will no longer offer registered mail service to Canada. However, customers have the option of using the Express Mail service which provides tracking and signature …

Prime Minister Presented With Stamp Issues

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart this morning received two framed stamp issues from the Barbados Postal Service on the occasion of Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence. The stamp issues – 50th Anniversary of Independence 1966 – 2016 and Centenarians of Barbados – were presented by Post Master General, Margaret Ashby, and Marketing Officer, Deborah Small. Mrs. Ashby explained that the Golden …

Eagle Hall Post Office Reopens

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Postal Service has advised the public that the renovated Eagle Hall Post Office will reopen for business tomorrow, Thursday, November 23. The post office will open on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and from Tuesday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Post Master General, Margaret Ashby, and staff of the post office thanks the …

End Of British Postal Orders

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that effective Sunday, December 31, the Barbados Postal Service will no longer cash or issue British Postal Orders. This is because the Post Office Limited in the United Kingdom will no longer be offering the British Postal Order Service. The Postmaster General regrets any inconvenience this may cause and wishes to assure the public …

New Stamp Issue On Renewable Energy

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Postal Service (BPS) will release a new Commemorative Issue focusing on Renewable Energy next Monday, November 6. The issue will feature a set of four stamps and a First Day Cover. The denominations for the four stamps are – Barbados Light & Power Mega Solar Farm, 10 cents; Solar Commercial Water Heater, 65 cents; Portvale Factory – Bagasse, $1.80; …

Postal Celebrations 2017

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to participate in the Barbados Postal Service’s activities to celebrate World Post Day on Monday, October 9. There will be a church service on Sunday, October 8, at the St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bay Street, St. Michael, beginning at 7:00 a.m. On Monday, October 9, there will be a Health Fair/Customer Appreciation Day …

Stamp Issue To Feature Motor Sports

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Philatelists and sporting enthusiasts can soon expect the Barbados Postal Service to release a new Commemorative Issue of four stamps featuring “Motor Sports”. The denominations, which will be available from Monday, June 12, are: ten cents Triumph TR4 June Rally 1970; 65 cents Mitsubishi Shogun Mud Dogs 2011; $1.80 Toyota Starlet Sprint Event 1988; $2.20 Subaru Impreza WRC Sol Rally …