The review – which will begin at 8:00 p.m. – will be presented by the Governor of the ECCB, Sir K. Dwight Venner, and according to an ECCB notice, it is aimed at educating the citizenry of the ECCU “about policies, programmes and activities the Bank undertook and facilitated in the reporting year in fulfilling its mandate of maintaining the stability of the EC Dollar and the integrity of the ECCU financial system.”
It further explains that as part of the presentation, focus will be placed on “the significant economic and financial issues that affect the everyday lives of ECCU citizens.”
The ECCB has indicated that once the Governor has made his presentation, ensuing weeks will see a sensitisation programme being executed, consisting of a series of radio and television programmes to discuss the major issues that emerge from the presentation.
And topics which will be discussed would focus on “The OECS Economic Union Treaty: Opportunities, challenges, benefits; How does the ECCB help to ensure the safety of your savings and investments and the ECCU banking system?; How does the ECCB assist member governments with their quest to maintain economic stability?; Strength of the Dollar: How does the ECCB maintain the stability of the EC Dollar? Logging on to success through entrepreneurship: Transforming your business idea from concept to reality and Staying on top: Managing and keeping your business afloat during tough economic times.”
In the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Governor’s presentation will be carried live on Voice of Nevis (VON Radio), WINN FM 98.9, ZIZ Radio 96.0 FM and ZIZ Television.