The Jamaican dollar has fallen below 140 to 1 US for the first time since April.

The local currency hit a peak of 147-dollars 39-cents to 1 US on May 18.

But it opens today at an average 139-dollars 88-cents, after gaining 67-cents in yesterday’s trading.

The local currency gained 11-cents against the Canadian, to start today’s trading at 106-dollars 14-cents.

The dollar gained 1-dollar 80-cents against the British Pound, to start today’s trading selling at an average 1-hundred-and 77-dollars 57-cents.