Sunday 25 October, 2020

Last surname used for access in Barbados' alphabetised COVID-19 plan

Officially, it is the final surname in a person's name which counts when shopping or banking under the new alphabetised approach.

With some persons experiencing problems on their first day out to conduct business, a note of clarification has been issued.

The Government Information Service issued a release informing shoppers with double-barrelled or even triple-barrelled surnames on their picture identification are asked to use the last surname when conducting their business at supermarkets, hardware stores and banks.  

For example, persons with the surname Blackman-Gollop, would use GOLLOP as the surname.

This new arrangement with using surnames at these businesses is part of the Emergency Management COVID-19 Curfew (No. 3) Directive, 2020.

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