Colonel Fearon Williams, leader of the Maroon community in Jamaica, is attempting to temper the fanfare that has been generated by the announcement of a Maroon currency.
In an interview aired by our news centre on Tuesday, the self-styled Finance Minister of the Accompong Central Solar Reserve Bank in St.Elizabeth, Chief Timothy McPherson, says the Maroons already have their own currency in circulation.
The currency, called the Lumi, was being traded at 1 to 1,200 Jamaican dollars to outsiders.
The revelation has generated a buzz of activity in the public but, Colonel Williams says the Maroons’ banking system and currency are still works in progress.
Colonel Williams says the Maroon community still leans on the government for support in areas such as infrastructure development.
He says despite the shortcomings in the current set up of the community, he’s in support of progress.