18 July 2023, Basseterre, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis – Chairmanship
of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be transferred
to the Honorable Minister of Finance and Council Member for Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Camillo Gonsalves, following an official Handing Over Ceremony on 21 July at
the Beachcombers Hotel.
Minister Gonsalves will succeed the Outgoing Chairman, the Honourable Prime Minister
and Council Member for Saint Lucia, Phillip J Pierre.
The Monetary Council is the highest decision making authority of the ECCB and comprises
the eight Ministers for Finance of the ECCB member governments. Chairmanship of the
Council is rotated alphabetically each year among the eight ECCB member countries:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat,
Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Following the Handing Over Ceremony, the Council will convene its 105 th Meeting where it
will receive the Governor’s Report on Money and Credit Conditions in the Eastern
Caribbean Currency Union. Following the meeting, the new Chairman will host a media
conference, where he will present the Communiqué, and along with other members of the
Council, field questions from the media in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ceremony, media conference will be streamed live on the ECCB Facebook page and
YouTube Channel – ECCB Connects.