ECCB Governor presents 2009 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

Sir Dwight Venner/photo

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K. Dwight Venner will present the 2009 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) on 28 January 2010 at 8:00 p.m. on radio and television stations throughout the ECCU.

The Governor’s presentation will focus on a review of the global and regional issues that impacted the economic performance of the Currency Union in 2009, the collective response to the global and economic and financial crisis and the way forward, as the region’s leaders and people work together to  improve their standard of living and quality of life.

The presentation will be broadcast simultaneously in the eight member countries of the ECCB – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Following the Governor’s review, a cross-section of citizens from the ECCB member countries, linked through video-conferencing technology, will engage the Governor in discussions on the issues arising from the presentation and other issues that affect the economic development of the ECCU.

The text, along with audio and video recordings of the Governor’s presentation will be available on the ECCB’s website ( from 29 January 2010.

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    January 28, 2010

    The ECCU countries make way less money than the Loans that they take out.. Focusing on non-sustainable industries like tourism, no key exports, no focus on agriculture not just for export but for feeding its own people.. IMPORT IMPORT IMPORT… LOANS LOANS LOANS…. TAX TAX TAX

    Very little employment
    Very Little investment foreign or domestic

  2. January 28, 2010

    Keynesian economics is a dismal failure, and i know none of the teleconferencing participants won’t ask this man any hard questions, like why don’t u unpeg our ec currency to the US dollar and use a basket of commodities to lower inflation in the caribbean, u have been doing pulp priming extending stimulas packages that will give us more inflation or lead to hyperinflation, I expect u to say the worse is over and we are recovering which is a blatant lie, all ECCU countries are heavily in debt.

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