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'The Post - Reaching everyone everywhere: Earning customers’ trust with total quality worldwide.'

Published 5th October 2006, 10:13am

The Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS), along with the rest of the world, will be celebrating World Postal Day on Monday, 9 October.

The 2006 theme set by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is "The Post - Reaching everyone everywhere: Earning customers’ trust with total quality worldwide". World Postal Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the UPU in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It was declared World Postal Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The postal services in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new products and services.

To mark the occasion CIPS will be unveiling its new Definitive stamp issue, Birds of the Cayman Islands, and will have an open house at the Airport Post Office on Grand Cayman and West End Post Office on Cayman Brac. The festivities will include giveaways, a facility tour and light refreshments. The Birds of the Cayman Islands stamp issue is based on the book of the same title by Patricia Bradley.

There will also be a short ceremony and presentation of the stamps to His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Stuart Jack, and Minister of Communications, Works and Infrastructure Hon. Arden McLean. The Birds of the Cayman Islands have 12 stamps and three First Day Covers.

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow urged the public to support the event and see how the postal pipeline works.

Most people think mail processing is simpler and less technical than it actually is. So this is a perfect time for the public to see what goes on behind the scenes at our Mail Processing Centre. Most people don’t have any idea what it takes to get the mail from its starting point to its destination.