In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Bank of Guyana is forced to suspend its “Know Your Money” monthly counterfeit detection training program scheduled for Thursday, 25th March 2020, commencing at 2PM.

The Bank is taking every precautionary measure to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and/or adopt safe practices in order to protect the health of our employees, customers and visitors.

The Bank of Guyana regrets any inconvenience caused and will re-commence the training program when the situation normalizes.






























The COVID-19 pandemic presents serious health and financial threat to people around the world, and a significant disruption to daily life.  The Bank of Guyana (the Bank) remains committed to safeguarding and strengthening the resilience of the financial sector and has committed to a series of measures designed to alleviate some of the difficulties presented by the global outbreak of the COVID-19.   In this regard, the Bank wishes to inform the general public of the following measures that were agreed to with the Guyana Association of Bankers Inc. aimed at strengthening the resilience of the financial system against the threat of this pandemic.

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Please also see the measures being taken for the Insurance and Pension Sectors.

Insurance Sector

Private Pension Plans

The Central Bank of Barbados invites you to tune in at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 25, 2020 when four Regional Central Bank Governors will take part in a public discussion on “How the Caribbean can rebound after COVID-19”.

During the 90-minute forum, Timothy Antoine of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank; Dr. Richard Byles of Bank of Jamaica; Dr. Gobind Ganga of Bank of Guyana, and Central Bank of Barbados Governor Cleviston Haynes will tackle issues related to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Veteran Caribbean journalist, Julian Rogers, will moderate the event, and will also take questions from viewers across the region.


“COVID and Economic Policy: Protecting Jobs, Businesses, and the Economy”, will be broadcast and livestreamed across the Caribbean, please see Central Bank Barbados for more details. For local arrangements, please be sure to log on NCN at 20:00hrs on Thursday, June 25, 2020.


Guyana's National Payments System Vision as articulated in the National Payments System Strategy 2018, is to:

“Build a robust, safe and sound, efficient and inclusive NPS that meets the current and future needs of the economy, supports financial activity and financial sector development, advances the use of electronic payments, contributes to financial risk mitigation, achieves compatibility with international systems, and adheres to the relevant international standards, guidelines and codes.”

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