25 May 2023, Basseterre, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis – The well-
received and thought-provoking Lecture Series in celebration of the Eastern Caribbean
Central Bank’s 40 th Anniversary continues with the Grenada Edition, starting 7:00p.m. on
Wednesday, 31 May, 2023 at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort.
Due to limited space at the venue, members of the public are encouraged to join virtually
via the ECCB Connects Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.
The ECCB’s 40 th Anniversary Lecture Series is being held under the theme The Colourful
Economy and will culminate with the ECCB@40 Global Conference taking place at the
ECCB Headquarters from 8-10 November, 2023.
The highly anticipated Grenadian Edition will feature the following speakers: Chairman of
the Grenada Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Committee, Mr. Richard W. Duncan, OBE,
who is a retired banker, and Chairman of Antillean Inc., Dr. Angus Friday, MD, MBA, who
is an international island economy development specialist. Moderating the night’s lecture
will be Ms. Brenda Baptiste, a well-known media personality and event host.
The distinguished panel will explore the theme Medical Tourism: Prerequisites and
Prospects – Blue, Orange and Green Economies. The medical tourism industry, which
consists of regional and international travel for the purpose of receiving healthcare services,
forms part of the creative or cultural (orange) economy. The orange economy is a major
driver of job creation and economic growth, depending heavily on creativity, intellectual
assets and talent.
People decide to engage in medical tourism because the services or procedures they seek or
need can be performed outside of their countries at relatively low cost and/or without the
delay they would otherwise experience by doing them at home. Medical tourism patients
also travel abroad to undergo treatment or procedures that are not available or are not legal
in their home countries.
The panellists will explore the intersection of the orange economy with both the blue and
green economies, as they discuss the importance of leveraging the intellectual capital and
expertise of the people in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union to develop a more
sustainable and successful tourism sector.
The blue economy, also known as the sustainable ocean-based economy, involves the
sustainable use and preservation of ocean resources for economic growth, improved
livelihoods, and jobs. The green economy concentrates on improving human well-being
and social equity, while significantly reducing ecological damage and environmental threats
such as pollution.
The lecture is for everyone – from tourism planners, workers and investors, as well as
medical practitioners and tourists alike, to farmers, fishers, and conservationists, and
anyone with an interest in developing medical tourism.
The Grenada Edition follows the successful staging on 20 April, 23 March and 28 February,
2023 of the Saint Lucia Edition (Green and Purple Economies), the Antigua and Barbuda
Edition (Silver Economy) and the Anguilla Edition (Blue and Green Economies),
For a full listing of the lecture series events, please click here to view the ECCB@40
Calendar outlining the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s 40 th Anniversary Celebrations.