Barbadians will learn how to protect themselves from counterfeiters when the Central Bank of Barbados presents its annual Know Your Money Seminar on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the Frank Collymore Hall of the Tom Adams Financial Centre.
The seminar, part of the Central Bank’s public outreach programme, will be conducted by Mr. Damian Kwiatkowski, Regional Manager for De La Rue Currency, the printer of local banknotes.
“Our goal is to make people completely familiar with the design and security features of our notes so they won’t fall victim to counterfeiters,” explained Miss Octavia Gibson, Deputy Director, Currency Division.
In addition to the seminar, the Bank will host an Exhibition of World Currencies, which will feature legacy and current banknotes and coins from more than 100 territories. “We’re excited to be able to display currency from nations as diverse as Qatar, South Africa and Slovakia, and we hope Barbadians will take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more not only about money but also about these countries,” Gibson said.
The exhibition will run from Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16 in the Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre and will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.
For more information on the seminar and exhibition, contact Miss Sherri Bishop at 436-6870 ext. 6348.