Central Bank collects 10 million cents

Pamelia Brerton
Pamelia Brerton

The Central Bank of Barbados’ cents drive has accumulated a record 10 million cents.

The bank announced today this was double the original target. To date, 10.9 million cents have been collected through the initiative spearheaded by the bank, the Alzheimers Association and the three Rotary Clubs.

Deputy Director for Currency, Octavia Gibson, also said the collection effort would continue for the rest of this year.

Gibson said she was “deeply” touched by the requests of Barbadians to allow the drive to continue. The Central Bank executive thanked Barbadians for their generosity and selflessness and encouraged them to continue to contribute towards this worthwhile cause. The funds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association to assist with the construction of a day care facility for persons who sufferer with the disease. Gibson urged members of the public to continue to deposit their cents in the yellow bins located in supermarkets, gas stations, credit unions, media houses, telecommunications companies, insurance companies, small shops, stores, law firms, churches, and government offices. A collection bin is located in the bank’s foyer as well. (EJ)

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