July 25, 2021

ECCB and RSS-ARU announce winners of 2021 Creative Youth Competition

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ECCB and RSS-ARU Announce Winners of 2021 Creative Youth Competition The ECCB/RSS ARU Creative Youth Art Competition is geared towards stimulating the minds of the region’s youth on issues that impact the socio-economic landscape of the region Thursday, July 15, 2021 — Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional Security […]

Bitt develops world’s first Central Bank Digital Currency in a Currency Union

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31st March 2021, Bridgetown, Barbados – On 31 March 2021, ‘DCash’, designed and developed by international fintech company Bitt in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), became the world’s first retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) to be publicly issued within a formal currency union. Governor of the ECCB, Timothy Antoine, conducted DCash’s first cross-border transactions by sending […]

ECCB launches ECCU Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal

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By Elizabeth Wayland Senior Corporate Relations Officer, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank ECCB an Institution of the OECS Monday, July 29, 2019 — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) launched the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Public Debt and Market Information Web Portal during a regional media conference held on 23 July at the ECCB Headquarters, Basseterre, […]

ECCB to issue world’s first blockchain-based digital currency

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From ECCB The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. (Bitt) have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The watershed contract was signed on 21 February at the ECCB’s Headquarters in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. […]

Conduct pilot for upcoming launch of digital asset

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By Rishma Banerjee From BTC Wires According to recently published reports, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is all set to conduct a pilot for a blockchain-based central bank digital currency (CBDC), as a preparatory move for its full rollout as a legal tender, possibly by 2020. As a part of this initiative the ECCB, just a […]

Labour r­elations expert warns of fallout from attempts to block Scotia sale

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By Antigua Observer A long serving CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Employers Federation said there would be serious consequences if the Government of Antigua and Barbuda continues to block the sale of the local assets and operations of Scotiabank to Republic Financial Holdings (RFH) of Trinidad and Tobago. Labour Relations Consultant Henderson Bass was […]

Leader of the Opposition tells lie on the ECCB in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly

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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION DR. DENZIL DOUGLAS TELLS LIE ON ECCB; TRUTH NOW REVEALED AND CORROBORATED BY CENTRAL BANK’S WEBSITE December 13th, 2018 During his presentation in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly Chambers today, Thursday, December 13th, 2018, Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil Douglas told a lie on the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).  This lie […]

Former PM takes issue with St Lucia government accountability and ECCB monetary council

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By Melanius Alphonse From Caribbean News Now CASTRIES, St Lucia — During the parliamentary session in Saint Lucia on Tuesday, when numerous motions and bills were tabled and passed, including additional borrowing in excess of EC$200 million and to authorise after the fact a US$20 million World Bank line of credit, former prime minister and […]

ECCB celebrates 35th Anniversary

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Address by Timothy Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is celebrating 35 years of existence, 35 years of service and, most importantly, 35 years of monetary stability. We offer a high note of praise to Almighty God for His greatness and […]

PM Mitchell assumes Chairmanship of ECCB Monetary Council

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From The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is back for another one-year stint as Chairman of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) which is rotated annually among the respective Ministers of Finance in the member states. Dr. Mitchell is taking over from the outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit […]