Hundreds of people swarmed banks in Port of Spain this morning, standing in line from early as 7 am.
This, as various financial institutions begin exchanging the old $100 bill for the new polymer note, which was launched yesterday.
The public has 21 days, including today, to go into the banks and exchange their currency because—as of January 1st, 2020—the old bills will be useless.
Announcing the change last week, government officials said it is being done quickly as a national security measure.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith gave a commitment to increased collaboration between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT).
The top cop and officers of special investigative units within the TTPS, met with representatives of this country’s commercial banking sector on Wednesday 30th October, at the office of the Commissioner of Police, Police Administration Building, Port of Spain.