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Today, Grenada became the sixth country in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean to establish a National Task Force to drive implementation of the United States Government-supported CariSECURE Project. Since 2016, CariSECURE, which is being implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been promoting the use of evidence-based decision-making and fosters a reliance on valid, […]

Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is in Saint Lucia participating in the 65th Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority meeting. The Meeting, taking place June 18th and 19th, at the Harbour Club in Gros Islet, is being held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, who takes […]

New ways of working needed to be found to tackle the implementation deficit of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Director, Economics Department, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Justin Ram said Friday. “The major focus should be on implementation”, Dr. Ram advised a Stakeholder Consultation on the CSME held in Georgetown, Guyana. The two-day […]

To blame the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat for the gaps in implementation of the Single Market and Economy was unfair, a former Prime Minister of Jamaica has said. Mr. Bruce Golding, former Jamaica Prime Minister, addressed the matter frontally as a member of a high level panel that discussed the CSME during a stakeholder consultation […]

The Government and People of Grenada are deeply saddened to learn of the plane crash in the Republic of Cuba yesterday. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of all who lost their lives in this dreadful tragedy, and to the people of Cuba, in general. We know that the days ahead will be […]

For the first time in its history, the Caribbean Court of Justice held court in Antigua and Barbuda at a special sitting to honour the President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron. Representatives from the region came together to pay tribute and say farewell to Sir Dennis for […]

Leader of the opposition in St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, has called for the immediate resignation of the Federation’s prime minister, Dr Timothy Harris. Douglas’s call came in a national video and radio broadcast to the nation on Sunday after transcripts of secretly taped telephone conversations emerged in a judgment in a British […]

Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies in Economics at the University of the West Indies? On the first episode of Season 7 of ECCB Connects, we speak with Merva Mallalieu, Acting Deputy Director, Human Resource Department about the Thomas De La Rue Scholarship, awarded to nationals of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) who […]

The five governments in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), which issue Treasury bills and bonds on the Regional Government Securities Market (RGSM), raised $1.2 billion from a record 59 auctions in 2017. The funds raised by the governments were used mainly for debt refinancing. Participation in the RGSM was predominantly from the financial institutions […]


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