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More than $10m in National Vaccine Fund


More than $10m in National Vaccine Fund
CEO of Republic Bank Barbados, Anthony Clerk (right) presenting a cheque representing the bank’s contribution to the National Vaccine Fund, to Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn (left) while co-coordinators of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Major David Clarke (second left) and Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand look on. (Picture by Gercine Carter)

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Barbados’ National Vaccine Fund has reached over $10 million.

The fund set up by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in March to purchase an adequate supply of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for Barbados’ population moved from $9 981 796 to $10 664 596 with another boost from corporate Barbados today.

Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn accepted cheques for $389 800 from CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank; $250 000 from Republic Bank and $25 000 from The Shipping Association of Barbados during a presentation ceremony at the headquarters of the Barbados Defence Force, St Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St Michael.

Co-coordinators of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand and Major David Clarke attended the event. (GC)