Prime Minister Gaston Browne has expressed condolences at the passing of the Honourable Sir K. Dwight Venner, in Saint Lucia last Friday.
In a written statement, the Prime Minister who is also the Chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, described that former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank as an intelligent and driven UWI graduate who served the Caribbean region in various roles.
One of the true tests of Sir Dwight’s expertise the PM disclosed came through the actions and leadership he displayed during the global financial and economic crisis of 2008.
“Sir Dwight assisted the Heads of Government of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council in courageously defending the financial and monetary stability of the region and safeguarding the integrity of the Eastern Caribbean Currency against the onslaught of the crisis. He urged the governments of the currency union to take bold measures to ensure the survival of the currency and the economies attached to it, “PM Browne said.
He said that Sir Dwight demonstrated that a region with few resources could enhance its prospects in a new international economic order through the development and implementation of sound regulatory fiscal policies.
He said Sir Dwight will be missed and expressed his wishes for the continued success of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.
The Honourable Sir K. Dwight Venner was a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN), and a member of the Commission for Growth and Development of the World Bank. He was also Chairman of the OECS Economic Union Task Force Committee, and