REGIONAL: Sir Dwight Venner Retires as Governor of ECCB
St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony says an era has ended at the Eastern Caribbean Central bank, with the retirement of long-serving Governor, Sir Dwight Venner.
Sir Dwight, who retired last month, returned home having served the St. Kitts Nevis based institution as Governor since 1989. Prior to his service at ECCB, Sir Dwight was Director of Finance and Planning in the Government of St. Lucia from 1981 to 1989.
Prime Minister Anthony who is also the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security has praised Sir Dwight’s stewardship of the ECCB, noting the “deep concern and anxiety” the veteran administrator always had for ordinary citizens.
In a letter to Sir Dwight, Dr. Anthony thanked his for his service to the region. He said he believes Sir Dwight can take justifiable pride and satisfaction in the fact that he helped this region to navigate through one of its most intractable financial crises ever to sweep this region.