Independence nothing new - Jamaican governor

Local media reports the governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Derek Lati-beaudiere, played down plans from the Jamaica Labour Party, the country's main opposition party, for an independent central bank.

Lati-beaudiere said that Jamaica mirrored central bank's in other countries that "were not legislatively, but practically autonomous."

The Bank of Jamaica's existing law dates back to 1960.

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