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Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Sir K. Dwight Venner presented a review of the economy of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) in 2010 on Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 8 p.m. on radio and television stations throughout the ECCU. The presentation can also be seen online. (click on these links for the different formats: video (22MB)     audio (8MB)     text ).

(Please click here to see the list of stations on which the presentation will be broadcast.)

The presentation focused on the following areas:
The factors that impacted the recent performance of the ECCU economies
The unprecedented global financial and economic crisis
The structure of the region’s economies
Initiatives that have been undertaken to strengthen the fiscal and financial stability in the ECCU.
The progress of the ECCU’s formal and collective response to the global economic and financial crisis:
OECS Economic Union o ECCU Eight Point Stabilisation and Growth Programme
Factors that are critical to sustainable growth and economic transformation within the ECCU.
The way forward for the region

Immediately following the presentation, a cross-section of residents from the eight ECCU member countries, linked through the use of video-conferencing technology, engaged the Governor in discussions on the issues arising from the presentation. Persons can also email their questions or comments to: info@eccb-centralbank.org.

A series of post presentation discussion programmes will be hosted on radio and television stations in the various countries to give members of the wider public the opportunity to voice their views on the issues that would have emerged from the presentation as well as matters pertaining to their well-being and the overall economic development of the ECCU.

Online Presentation

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Participating Media Houses

Country Media House Frequency
Anguilla Radio Anguilla  
  Upbeat Radio  
  KCN Channel 4  
  ATV Channel 3  
Antigua and Barbuda ABS Radio/TV  
  Crusader Radio  
  Observer Radio 91.1 FM
  ZDK Radio 97.1 FM
Dominica DBS Radio 88.1 FM
  Kairi FM 93.1 FM
  Q95 (Governor's presentation only) 95.1 FM
  Marpin Telecoms (Channel 7)  
  SAT TV (Channel 7)  
Grenada Grenada Broadcasting Network Radio/TV  
  GIS Channel 12  
  Klassic AM 540  
Montserrat Radio Montserrat (ZJB) 91.9, 95.5 FM
  Local Access TV  
St Kitts and Nevis Voice of Nevis (VON Radio) 895 AM
  WINN FM (Federation Media Group) 98.9FM
  ZIZ Radio 96.7 FM, 555 AM
  ZIZ Television  
Saint Lucia Helen Television Systems TV  
  Radio Saint Lucia 97.3, 97.7 FM
St Vincent and the Grenadines NBC Radio 107.3 FM
  Nice Radio  
  SVG Broadcasting  
  WE FM Top

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