ECCB to update members states on fiscal and debt issues

Dwight Venner

Dominica and the rest of the OECS sub-region are about to be updated on the policies and programmes the St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has been employing to create the platform for private sector development in ECCB member states.

Bank Governor Dwight Venner is slated to deliver the ECCB’s 2011/2012 annual report presentation on June 27.

He’ll be explaining there what the Central Bank’s doing to assist member-governments address their fiscal and debt issues.

Sir Dwight will also report on the measures the Bank has been taking to strengthen the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) financial system and maintain the stability of the EC dollar, according to a release from the sub-regional financial institution.

It says “the Governor will also highlight the ECCB’s areas of priority for the 2012/2013 financial year, as it continues to work with institutions within the currency union to achieve a better standard of living for the people of the region”.

The ECCB’s 2011/2012 Annual Report Presentation will be broadcast on radio and television stations in the eight ECCB member countries at 8:00 p.m.

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  1. patriot
    June 22, 2012


    June 21, 2012

    It seems as if Sir Dwight has been in that position for 10 decade! I recall hearing of Sir Dwight of the ECCB while I was in stage 1 at primary school years ago. Everything around us is changing- new management and leadership are taking hold everywhere but at the ECCB.

    Anyway, I shall be listening attentively to Sir Dwight to learn of the real, tangible and practical impact of the policies and programmes that the ECCB has been employing or intends to employ in creating a platform for private sector development in Dominica. I shall be waiting to hear if these policies and programmes address the deadly impact of the increasing influx of Chinese into our private sector. I also expect to learn of the Bank’s strategy to address our high rate of unemployment and increasing poverty. While at it, I hope to hear something about the many challenges facing our agricultural, tourism and manufacturing sectors, the impact of the local/regional transportation network on the development of the private sector and the role of our government in setting a conducive and productive business environment in raising the economic platform in Dominica.

    • budman
      June 22, 2012

      venner has been governor since 1989. secondly i enjoyed your comments except the Chinese issue as that is a local government issue rather than ECCB issue to sort out.

        June 23, 2012

        Thanks budman…I understand that. But you know just as boxers like to employ an effective jab in between his upper-cuts, body-blows and straight punches to the head in defeating an opponent and in the same way a beer drinker uses a slice of fresh lemon when taking a Corona beer, I sometimes add some extra salt on an active sore when posting comments in such a politically charged environment – You understand?

  3. dominicans line
    June 21, 2012

    please tell us the people of dominica something good that will help the young people in dominica to do much more in starting there business so we can have are better dominica and stop this hand out from out side had working people thank you

  4. Morihei Ueshiba
    June 21, 2012

    A better standard of living, that is a laugh, u fellas monetary policy destroying the region, u all need to change like Brian Mulroney and stop taking orders from the BIS in Switzerland! :-?

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