Bank of Jamaica

Brief History

Established on 1 October 1960 as the Central Bank of Jamaica under the provisions of the Bank of Jamaica Law. Began business on 1 May 1961. One of the five central banks (the others being Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean) which took over the functions of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority.


Richard Byles
T: +1 876 922 0858 E:
Terms of appointment: 7 years; first term began 19 August 2019; appointed by the Governor

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