News Release
07 March 2002


Tenders are invited for a total of $350 000 000.00 Jamaica Treasury Bills to be issued in accordance with this notice and the Standard Terms and Conditions for Applications/Tenders for Government of Jamaica Securities and redeemed as follows: 

     Offer               Issue Date          Maturity Date          Tenor  

350 000 000         2002 03 15             2003 03  14           364 days

This offer  will replace Bills of $350 000 000.00 maturing on Friday, 15 March 2002 and  will be issued on a discount basis under competitive and non-competitive bidding.

 Tenders from  public sector entities should be made under non-competitive bidding and will be accepted at the weighted average bank discount rate of accepted competitive tenders.  Applications from selected public sector entities should be made through the Bank of Jamaica on tender date. 

Persons applying for amounts of up to $5 000.00 have the option of making a competitive bid or of applying without specifying a price.  In the latter case, an allocation will be made at the weighted average rate of accepted competitive bids. Persons applying for amounts above $5 000.00 must place a competitive bid.

Tenders from the public should be no later than 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, 13 March 2002.

Tender rates for competitive bids should not exceed five (5) decimal places.

Payment for bills must be made by Managerís Cheque payable to the Bank of Jamaica, which must accompany each tender, or by electronic transfer.

The Bank reserves the right to reject any tender.

Bills should be taken up at the Bank of Jamaica within ten (10) business days of the issue date by applicants  or  their accredited representatives.

Treasury  Bills due to mature on Friday, 15 March  2002 should be lodged at the Bank of  Jamaica by  Wednesday, 13 March 2002 for examination, accompanied by a listing form (obtainable from Bankers, Brokers and Bank of Jamaica). On Friday, 15 March  2002, proceeds of matured Treasury Bills will be paid by cheque drawn on the Bank of Jamaica or credited to an account with the Bank of Jamaica.

Bank of Jamaica