The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago was established by an Act of Parliament on December 12, 1964. At that time it was given the following mandate, which remains our mission statement to this day: "The Bank shall have as its purpose the promotion of such monetary, credit and exchange policies as would foster monetary and financial stability and public confidence and be favourable to the economy of Trinidad and Tobago." Core Values Integrity - Our integrity is the cornerstone of our credibility and the public’s confidence in what we do. Excellence - Our pursuit and recognition of excellence are the basis for our individual professionalism and for our superior organisational performance. Teamwork - As members of the Central Bank family, we draw the mutual support and added strength through our teamwork to achieve the desired results. Leadership - Leadership that focuses on critical issues, key results and genuine concern for our people is vital to achieving optimal performance. Stakeholder focus - Stakeholder focus is crucial to continuously enhancing the value we provide in serving the national interest.