Banking on trustSharon Christopher, deputy chief executive officer of First Citizens Group.
By Geralyn Edward, Business Editor | Thu, May 10, 2012 - 12:07 AM
The woman who is leading First Citizens’ acquisition of Butterfield Bank says she knows there is anti-Trinidad sentiment in Barbados right now.
But Sharon Christopher, the lawyer and deputy chief executive officer of First Citizens Group said the company wanted earnestly for the local public to trust the institution and accept it was not here to deprive Barbados of anything.
Christopher, who flew into the island Tuesday and has been meeting with Butterfield’s management, identified local acceptance of the Trinidad government-owned bank as one of its major challenges.
“One of the biggest challenges is for people to accept First Citizens because now in Barbados there is a fair amount of anti-Trinidad and Tobago sentiment and we would like people to know that we are not coming into the country to strip off assets.
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