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Published  Friday 20 March 2009 CASTRIES, St Lucia: OECS Chairman, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada feels the current global economic downturn makes now an even more opportune time for small countries like those in the OECS to strengthen ties and work closer together. Thomas delivered the feature address at […]

Opportune Time for Deeper Integration Says OECS Chairman

Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): CARICOM's concerns regarding the effects of the current global economic crisis on the region are to be conveyed to G-20 Leaders, prior to their summit in London next month, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, confirmed on Monday. Golding was speaking to JIS News […]

CARICOM To Pursue Economic Concerns With G-20 and UN

Basseterre, St Kitts, 3 February 2009 At a special meeting of the ECCB Monetary Council held on 3 February 2009, members met to discuss the impact of recent developments with respect to the CL Financial Group, possible implications for the ECCU, and action which may be required. Council noted the media […]


Three years on, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) single trading market seems mired in stagnation. The single market was launched in January 2006 and lauded as the vehicle to propel economies of member countries into a competitive era. But these days, it seems bogged down in recriminations and many have started […]

Single-Minded About Single Market?

NEWS RELEASE Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Basseterre, St.Kitts ECCU 2008 ECONOMIC REVIEW Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K. Dwight Venner will present the 2008 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) on 29 January 2009 at 8:00 p.m. The review will be broadcast simultaneously […]