Longest serving Central bank governor passes

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Posted: Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 10:45 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Belize’s longest serving Central Bank governor has passed away.

Keith Arnold served as Governor of Belize’s Central bank from January 1992 to March 2002.

Arnold died at age 72. he was injured as a result of a traffic accident abroad. He arrived at his home in Burrell Boom village on Saturday, July 29, where he passed away later that day.

He was one of a select few to hold all three of the nation’s chief economic offices: governor, Finance Secretary and head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

“The central bank joins the family in mourning a departed servant, who served this institution and his country well,” a statement from the central Bank said.

According to a report from the Amandala newspaper, Arnold was listed as a financial services professional with the Mass Mutual Financial Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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