Tuesday October 9, 2018 is World Post Day 2018. It is being observed under the theme: The Post: Delivering Good to the World. In Guyana, the celebration of over 200 years of postal services this year will be led by the re-commissioning of the newly refurbished New Amsterdam Post Office tomorrow (Monday 8 October) in Berbice.
Minster of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes will formally re-open the facility in the company of officials from the Region Six Administration, the Mayor of New Amsterdam, Ms. Winifred Haywood, the Chairman of the Guyana Post Office Corporation’s Board of Directors, Rev. Dr. Murtland Raphael Massiah, among others.
On World Post Day, the GPOC will host an awards ceremony at the Post Office Training School, Carmichael and Lamaha Sts., Georgetown. Awards will be presented to the top performers at the 2018 National Grade 6 Assessment examination, CSEC, and to the winner of the Universal Postal Union/GPOC Letter Writing Competition. The UPU is an arm of the United Nations.
During this week as well, mini Health Fairs will be held at the GPOC’s Head Office in Robbstown, Georgetown, and at Post Offices in Kitty, McKenzie – Linden, Anna Regina – Essequibo Coast, and Fellowship – West Coast Demerara for residents of those communities.
The New Amsterdam Post Office is the most recent to be returned to the postal service with upgraded computerized equipment and systems to render faster, more efficient services to its customers. The Kitty Post Offices was fully rehabilitated and reintegrated on October 9, 2017.
Other Post Offices slated for demolition and complete rehabilitation in the immediate future are at Buxton ECD, Charlestown Georgetown, and Soesdyke in Region 4. In Region 6 the Sisters Village Post Office, and the Danielstown Post Office in Region 2 are also earmarked for rehabilitation.