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Stories by Arianne Hammond and Kareem LaTouche/Gleaner Writers

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:26 AMArianne Hammond and Kareem LaTouche/Gleaner Writers

IN 1969, the Bank of Jamaica began issuing banknotes that bore the images of our national heroes, and on October 20, 1970, a brown $5 note was introduced. A review of the island’s money structure in 1974 gave way to the $20 dollar, which bore the...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:06 AMArianne Hammond and Kareem LaTouche/Gleaner Writers

In 1960, the Bank of Jamaica Act was passed, which gave the country the right to operate its own banking system and issue its own currency. However, formal operations did not begin until May 1, 1961. The first monies that were distributed had the...

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