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Barbados must make IMF decision

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Barbados must make IMF decision

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THE GOVERNMENT of Barbados will have to decide what its relationship with International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be.

But Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Dr Timothy Antoine says he believes Barbados will ultimately figure it out.

The ECCB boss made the comments yesterday as he addressed the media following the opening of the Domestic Financial Institutions conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

Asked to respond to former governor Dr DeLisle Worrell’s call this week for Government to seek urgent help from the IMF and cut the civil service in order to protect the value of the Barbados dollar, Antoine said: “That’s for Barbados to decide. I won’t get into that. It’s a matter for the Government and people of Barbados.” (AD)

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