Barbados to make switch to polymer

Redesigned banknotes will circulate by end of year, says governor

Cleviston Haynes
Central Bank of Barbados

The Central Bank of Barbados announced on March 21 that the country would adopt polymer banknotes by year’s end.

The CBB’s governor, Cleviston Haynes, said the new notes would appear in December.

Haynes said that the central bank was adopting polymer to keep abreast of the latest anti-counterfeiting measures. The governor said counterfeiting is not a significant problem with Barbados’s current banknotes, but the CBB planned to be “proactive”.

“With this transition to polymer, we will be able

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