The Inter-American Development Bank has apologised following the administration of a survey to local secondary school children, which has caused offence to many Barbadians.
In a statement, the Bank expressed its regret, while stressing that no offence was intended.
It says some questions which were included in the survey had been objected to by the Ministry of Education prior to the administering of the survey. However, the IDB says these questions were inadvertently left in.
They have now been removed.
The IDB went on to state that it “recognises its position as a development partner with the Government of Barbados, with a long and mutually respectful relationship, and assures Barbadians it would not deliberately engage in any practice that would harm that relationship”.