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Residents running low on cash

Image of Scotiabank in Road Town, Tortola (Photo credit: Horace Mills)

Some residents across the territory are facing the likelihood of running out of cash after Hurricane Irma caused serious damage to at least two major financial institutions and their Automated Teller Machines on the Islands.

Images have emerged of the Scotiabank building in Road Town, Tortola looking like an incomplete structure, with all its windows and doors now gone.

The FirstBank building in Road Town also bears testament to Irma’s destructive force with several windows missing.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience; we hope to restore our services as soon as possible. Any updates regarding our services will be announced through our Facebook page,” FirstBank said on its Facebook page.

The institution made the statement after a customer lamented that its ATM machines were not functioning.

Image of FirstBank in Road Town after Hurricane Irma.

Meanwhile, Scotiabank, in its latest Facebook post, did not address the issue of when its ATMs will be up and running.

“…We have been unable to communicate with many of our team members due to the loss of communications and are asking for your help in spreading this message if you are able to. If you or any of your family or friends are employees of Scotiabank British Virgin Islands, please confirm your/their safety by replying to this post. Thank you for assisting us as we seek to rebuild together,” is the latest coming from the financial institution.

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