A new Governor of the Central Bank of Belize is set to assume office later this week, with the start of a new financial year.� Manuel Vasquez will succeed Ambassador Joy Grant as head of Belize's fiscal and monetary regulator, responsible for the issuing of bills, as well as controlling the flow of currency.� Vasquez was previously employed by the Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the UN financial agency.� Ambassador Grant's last day on the job is Wednesday, after serving a little over four years in the capacity of governor under the previous administration.� A release from the Board of Directors thanked her for stellar management and guidance of the Central Bank during these difficult times.

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