THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE CORRECTS FAKE NEWS ON BOND ISSUE

Written by on March 1, 2018

The Ministry of Finance and Energy says that a news release dated Thursday, March 1, 2018 published on caribbeannewsnow.com relative to a bond issue increasing Grenada’s debt to GDP ratio is a false representation of the facts.

The release says that Government of Grenada’s 2-year Note, auctioned on the Regional Government Securities Market using the primary market platform of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE), issued on February 8th,, 2018, raised $10.0 million, not 100 million as was falsely reported by caribbeannewsnow.com.

Interest payments will be made semi-annually every year on February 8th and August 8th beginning, 8thAugust of this year until maturity. The interest rate ceiling is 5.5%. Principal will be repaid at maturity on 8th February 2020.

The issuance of the 2-year note is in keeping with the Government’s Medium Term Debt Strategy as was laid before the Parliament with the 2018 Budget report number 4 on page 37 

The Ministry of Finance wishes to advise media entities, to ensure information published are from credible verifiable sources.

This information can be easily accessible from the Ministry of Finance and Government of Grenada Websites (finance.gd/gov.gd) or on the ECSE website:


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