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Barbados getting new highly secure banknotes

March 21st, 2022

Barbados will be rolling out a new currency by the end of this year.

This revelation from Central Bank Governor, Cleviston Haynes, who says the new notes will be made of polymer.

According to him, while the Central Bank is committed to reducing the use of cash, it recognises that they’re still many Barbadians for whom cash is their principal means of payment.

Mr Haynes says the change in material will mean the notes have a different feel, but some things will remain the same.

Barbados introduced the current banknotes in circulation in June 2013.

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