by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Mr. Timothy N.J. Antoine, commenced his Country Outreach Mission in St.Kitts and Nevis on February 27.
The Outreach Mission commenced with a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Marcella Liburd.
According to the St. Kitts-based institution, the Governor General discussed with ECCB delegates the likelihood of the institution being more engaging with citizens, more so the youth and enquired about whether or not gender equity could assist countries in the Eastern Caribbean Central Union to achieve their individual goals.
The Governor General also presented tokens to ECCB staff members from within various departments; Peter Abraham Jr.- Economist, Marlon Bristol- Corporate Relations Department; Shermalon Kirby- Acting Director in the Corporate Relations Department; Teresa Smith – Director in the Research, Statistics and Data Analytics Department and Dr. Emefa Sewordor- Head of the Advisory Services Unit in the ECCB Governor’s Office.
On the same day (February 27), Governor Antoine met with the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Terrance Drew and the Cabinet of Ministers. According to ECCB, Governor Antoine delivered a presentation on ” Building Resilience and Propelling Transformation.” The delegation was also engaged in discussion on the economic performance and prospects for the Federation.
In addition, an EC Polymer Notes Acrylic Block was presented to the Cabinet by ECCB Governor Timothy N.J. Antoine.
The Country Outreach Mission will run until March 08, 2023, and will also include a courtesy call on Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley. Meanwhile, Conversation with the Governor of the ECCB will be hosted on Thursday, March 02, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. Governor Antoine will discuss the developments and prospects for the Federation, correspondent banking relations, withdrawal of international banks from the ECCU Banking System, stability of the EC dollar and the impact of inflation on economic growth and banking fees.