More than six months after being without a bank on their island, residents of Virgin Gorda are being told that this inconvenience will soon be over.
“We are this close to getting a bank on Virgin Gorda,” Premier Andrew Fahie said as he pinched his fingers close together to demonstrate how near his government is to
He was speaking at a VIP celebratory event on Saturday.
He along with other members of his administration held a ‘fruitful’ meeting with Banco Popular last week.
At the time, the Premier said: “An official announcement will be made in the not too distant future of when this will happen. Thank God we are closer now than ever in making this happen thanks to Banco Popular officials.”
He said Junior Minister of Tourism Shereen Flax-Charles, as well as representative of the Ninth District where Virgin Gorda is located, Vincent Wheatley
Virgin Gorda was left without banking services after Scotiabank departed the island last August to cut costs. Their departure raised great concern among the sister island community whose residents now have to ferry to Tortola to fulfil their banking needs.
Scotia’s closure comes a few short months after CIBC First Caribbean also fled the sister island.
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