Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, will report and host a discussion on the performance of the economy of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) in 2013 and the initiatives that are being taken to spur and sustain growth in the ECCU, when he presents the 2013 ECCU Economic Review on Tuesday, 28 January.
The presentation which will be broadcast simultaneously via both radio and television stations in the member states, and will focus on activities in every sector and industry — in particular the productive sectors such as construction, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and the services sectors.
The Governor’s presentation will focus on economic developments in 2013, the main challenges and accomplishments of the currency union over the year and the top priorities for the ECCU over the next three years.
The objectives of the ECCU Economic Review, which was first presented in January 2005, are to:
- Inform the citizens of the ECCU about the performance and prospects for the ECCU economy
- Stimulate public discussion of economic issues that are relevant to the region
- Empower the people of the ECCU to participate in the socio-economic development of their respective countries and the currency union as a whole