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Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Brian Wynter, will assume the position of Governor of the central bank as of December 1.
Mr. Wynter will replace current Governor, Derick Latibeaudiere, who demitted office Friday (October 30) on the basis of a mutual agreement with the Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw.
A release from the Ministry, said that Senior Deputy Governor of the BOJ, Audrey Anderson, will be in charge of the Bank until November 30.
The Ministry also announced that Dr. Wesley Hughes, the Financial Secretary, will replace Mr. Latibeaudiere as leader of current negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with immediate effect.
Mr.Wynter, in addition to being a former Deputy Governor of the Bank, was also the Executive Director of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), between 2001, when it was established, and December, 2007, when he quit and joined the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC), in Barbados.
Mr. Latibeaudiere took office as Governor of the BOJ in April, 1996. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors and was Jamaica’s Alternate Governor to the IMF. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica (O.J.) in 2002.
The release from the Ministry on Friday read in full:
“By mutual agreement between Honourable Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and the Public Service and the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, the Hon. Derick Latibeaudiere, OJ, the Governor has demitted office with immediate effect.
“The Honourable Minister of Finance and the Public Service has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Wynter as the new Governor of the Bank of Jamaica effective December 1, 2009. Mr. Wynter is a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica and former Executive Director of the Financial Services Commission of Jamaica. He is presently employed to the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) in Barbados as Advisor on Capital Markets and the Financial Sector.
“In the interim, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Mrs. Audrey Anderson will be in charge of the Bank until November 30, 2009.”

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