Central Bank and Clearing Banks Association To Host Financial Literacy Fair

Published: Monday May 20th, 2019

Contact Kevin Demeritte, External Relations,                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Central Bank of the Bahamas or Maya Nottage,                                           May 20, 2019                                                    

Director of Communications, Blue Orchid Bahamas

Telephone (242) 302-2710 or (242) 323-3322 

Email [email protected] or [email protected]



Event will include Financial Recovery Workshop for struggling families 

Nassau, Bahamas, May 20, 2019-The Central Bank of The Bahamas , in collaboration with the Clearing Banks Association (CBA), will host the first Get Money Smart Bahamas Financial Literacy Fair on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Fusion Superplex, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road. At the event, the hosts will share information about saving, spending, budgeting and making sound financial decisions to help attendees improve their financial state. Participating CBA members include Bank of The Bahamas Limited, Commonwealth Bank Limited, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Limited, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited, Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited, and RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited. 

“This event is bringing together all of the Clearing Banks to give Bahamian consumers as much support as possible in building and maintaining a strong financial future for themselves and their families,” said Gowon Bowe, Chairman of the CBA. “The advice is free. All you have to do is make your way to Fusion Superplex to meet with us. If you have been ignoring financial issues or putting off dealing with them, this Fair will provide a great opportunity for you to sit with one of the banks to figure out how to improve the situation before it gets even worse. We don’t want our customers to have difficulty managing their finances. That doesn’t serve anyone. We’re here to support our customers.”

The Fair includes a Financial Recovery Workshop which will be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in one of the Fusion Superplex theatres, where light refreshments will be provided. “The workshop will help families who are struggling with managing their finances to understand how to make simple changes to alleviate some of that financial pressure they’re feeling,” said Governor John Rolle of The Central Bank. “We will also host a question and answer period so that attendees can get facts from the various banks about their financial concerns. Everyone can learn from each other. We want to make managing money a much easier process so that they can enjoy life.”

Social media users can pitch questions for the workshop by connecting with Get Money Smart Bahamas on Facebook and Instagram at @GetMoneySmart242. Learn more about the campaign at 


Photo Caption: The Get Money Smart Financial Literacy Fair is one of the Central Bank’s efforts to promote widespread financial education among Bahamians, says Governor John Rolle (pictured here). The event will be held at Fusion Superplex, John F. Kennedy Drive and Gladstone Road, on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm and will include a Financial Recovery Workshop that begins at 1:00pm.


For more information, please contact: 

Kevin Demeritte, External Relations, Central Bank of the Bahamas or Maya Nottage, Director of Communications, Blue Orchid Bahamas at (242) 302-2710 or (242) 323-3322 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected] 

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