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Inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series
Friday
June
14
2019
by
ECCB

Inaugural OECS/ECCB International Netball Series


 


14 June 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Five netball teams from across the OECS will compete for the first Gloria Ballantyne Championship Trophy in the inaugural OECS/ECCB International…

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Governor Antoine's Statement at Launch of EC Polymer Notes
Wednesday
May
29
2019
by
ECCB

 


"Fellow citizens and residents of the ECCU, your new notes are considerably better hence the tagline of our public education campaign: cleaner, safer, stronger.  Moreover, they are aesthetically pleasing.  Above all, they are a symbol of regional…

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It’s Coming…The New Family of EC Polymer Notes
Wednesday
April
17
2019
by
ECCB

The ECCB will put EC polymer banknotes into circulation in June 2019 commencing with the new $50, followed by the $100, $20 and $10 in August/September and the $5 in 2020. 


Paper and polymer banknotes will be in circulation at the same time. That…

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Governor Antoine Addresses the ECCU Media on Launch of FinTech Pilot Project
Wednesday
March
13
2019
by
ECCB

Introduction


I wish to commence this media conference by welcoming all members of the media assembled both physically and virtually. I also welcome Rawdon Adams, the CEO of Bitt Inc, ECCB’s partner for this fintech pilot.


I recognise and thank all…

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ECCB to Issue World’s First Blockchain-based Digital Currency
Wednesday
March
6
2019
by
ECCB

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).


Th…

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ECCU Residents Diversify Financial Assets through Investments in Government Securities
Tuesday
March
5
2019
by
ECCB

5 March 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Member governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) raised $1.3 billion on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) in 2018 representing a 4.4 per cent increase over 2017.


The…

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Communique of the 93rd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Friday
February
15
2019
by
ECCB

The Ninety-Third Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis, on 15 February 2019, under the chairmanship of Dr The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell.


Mo…

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ECCB Hosts 3rd Growth and Resilience Dialogue With Social Partners
Wednesday
February
13
2019
by
ECCB

13 February 2019, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – Social partners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) will meet on 14 February at the ECCB Headquarters, St Kitts and Nevis for the 3rd Growth and Resilience Dialogue with Social…

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ADVISORY: Closure of the Anguilla Branch of FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd
Thursday
January
31
2019
by
ECCB

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) hereby advises that effective 31 January 2019, all branch banking operations of FirstCaribbean International Bank (Barbados) Ltd (FCIB) in Anguilla will cease. 


The bank’s clients are therefore advised that…

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ECCB and Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit Launch Creative Youth Competition
Monday
January
28
2019
by
ECCB

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in collaboration with the Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU), announces the launch of the ECCB Creative Youth Competition.


The ECCB Creative Youth Competition is designed to allow…

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2018 Christmas Message by Timothy N.J. Antoine Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Friday
December
21
2018
by
ECCB

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift”


 (2 Corinthians 9:15, NIV)


My dear ECCB family,


Greetings to you in this yuletide season – a unique celebration of faith, family, love and hope.


As we reflect on the year soon ending, we acknowledge the…

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Monetary Council Calls for Calm and Patience as ECCB Reviews Republic’s Application to Acquire Scotiabank’s Operations in ECCU
Tuesday
December
18
2018
by
ECCB

18 December 2018, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis – The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is encouraging citizens and residents of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to remain calm and exercise patience as the…

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ECCB Commences Review of Republic’s Application to Acquire Scotiabank’s Operations in the ECCU
Saturday
December
1
2018
by
ECCB

1 December 2018, Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis - The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) hereby confirms that it has received an application from Republic Financial Holdings seeking regulatory approval to acquire the Bank of Nova Scotia’s…

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Communiqué of the 92nd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Monday
November
19
2018
by
ECCB

Communiqué of the 92nd Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank


The Ninety-Second Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held via videoconference at the ECCB Headquarters,…

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Securities Issue on RGSM Increase
Friday
October
19
2018
by
ECCB

 


Securities Issue on RGSM Increase


 


The number of securities issued on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM) during the first eight months of 2018 was on par with the record number of 59 recorded in 2017.


That was one of the key…

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