Monday 19 August, 2019

Central Bank opening its doors to the public

Barbadians are being invited to visit the Central Bank of Barbados on Tuesday, May 2 when that organisation celebrates its 45th anniversary with an Open Day.

“There are a lot of people who see the Central Bank building in the distance or even pass by it daily but have never been inside,” said Arlene Estwick, chairperson of the 45th Anniversary celebrations committee. “We want to use this opportunity to share the Bank with the public.”

Estwick previewed what will be in store for visitors on that day, “We’ll be having an exhibition village so that people can interact with our staff and learn more about what we do and how it impacts their lives. We’ll also be touring several areas of the Bank, including the top floor, which has some of the most breath-taking views of the island; and we’ll be offering our guests a behind-the-scenes look at the Frank Collymore Hall, so they can see how shows come together.”

Attendees at the Open Day will also be able to participate in “Know Your Money” sessions, which teach people how to protect themselves from being taken advantage of by counterfeiters.

“We do so many things at the Bank beyond what most people assume, so this is the perfect chance for people to get a feel for the Bank’s work and to get to know us. I encourage everyone to come out,” Estwick remarked.

The CBB 45th Anniversary Open Day will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. While there is no admission, people are encouraged to pre-register for the tours at

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