Central Bank of Belize

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Central Bank of Belize
Belize Central Bank.jpg
The building of the Central Bank of Belize was built to look like a Mayan temple.
Headquarters Belize City, Belize
Coordinates 17°29′53″N88°10′59″W / 17.498192°N 88.182993°W / 17.498192; -88.182993 Coordinates: 17°29′53″N88°10′59″W / 17.498192°N 88.182993°W / 17.498192; -88.182993
EstablishedJanuary 1, 1982(39 years ago) (1982-01-01)
Ownership100% state ownership [1]
Governor Gustavo Manuel Vasquez
Central bank of Belize
Reserves400 million USD [1]
Preceded byBoard of Commissioners of Currency (1894–1976), Belize Monetary Authority (1976–1981)
Website www.centralbank.org.bz

The Central Bank of Belize is the central bank of Belize, established in 1982. In 2021 Gustavo Manuel Vasquez was chosen to serve as Governor, replacing A. Joy Grant, who had served in the role since 2016. [2] [3]



The Central Bank of Belize was established on January 1, 1982, by the Central Bank of Belize Act No. 15 (Chapter 262 of the Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2000). [4]

The Central Bank is the natural successor to the Monetary Authority of Belize, established from 1976 to 1981, and the Board of Commissioners of Currency running from 1894. [5] The latter is responsible for the devaluation crisis that led to the nationalist movement of the 1950s.


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