Former ECCB governor dies

The former governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner, has died.

Dominica’s Prime Minister and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Roosevelt Skerrit, confirmed the death of the St. Vincent-born academic and regional technocrat, saying that he had been informed of the death on Thursday night by his St. Lucian counterpart, Allen Chastanet.

Sir Dwight died just over a year after announcing his retirement in late November 2015 after 26 years of service in his position as governor of the ECCB that serves as a central bank for Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and the British Virgin islands.

Sir Dwight, 70, is the longest-serving governor of any central bank, monetary authority, or federal reserve, having served since 1989.

5 Responses to Former ECCB governor dies

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince December 23, 2016 at 10:16 am


  2. Marva December 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Death is inevitable but when someone likes him dies, you often wish they could spend more time around. He was very approachable, willing to explain. He contributed a lot to the stability of the economies of the OECS and I am sure left many people whom he mentored to carry on. Sleep well.

  3. Tony Webster December 23, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    My dear school-friend, may God Bless and keep you, on your next journey, and may all dearest to you, be comforted. Lost to us, but having left such a towering example of wisdom and dedicated service to his fellow-men. R.I.P.

  4. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane December 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Brilliant man may he RIP

  5. Jennifer December 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful afro my brother had. May yah take you under his wing into his kingdom.


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