A Scotiabank employee attached to the Chaguanas Main Road branch collapsed on the job and was later pronounced dead.
Insiders told Guardian Media that the woman in her forties was attending to customers when she collapsed around 2:45 p.m.
Sources say there were attempts to revive the Scotiabank employee but it proved unsuccessful. She was later taken by a Medical Associates ambulance to a private medical institution where she was pronounced dead.
Since the government announced the changes to the new $100 polymer bill, banks have been asked to open longer hours to help facilitate the changeover.
Several banks across the country have been faced with long lines as customers rush to beat the December 31 deadline of exchanging their old $100 notes for the new polymer note.
- Mark Bassant