Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Disburses EC$1 Million Grants to two Member Countries impacted by Hurricane Irma

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Disburses EC$1 Million Grants to two Member Countries impacted by Hurricane Irma

ECCB Media Release

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is standing firmly with its member countries that have been impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The Bank has disbursed a grant of EC$1 million each to the Governments of Anguilla and Antigua and Barbuda to support relief and early recovery.

A delegation from the ECCB visited Anguilla on September 13 in solidarity and support.  The delegation, which included the ECCB Monetary Council Member for St Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister the Honourable Dr Timothy Harris and Governor Timothy N. J. Antoine, met with Chief Minister of Anguilla, the Honourable Victor Banks and other senior government officials and toured the country to obtain a first-hand account of the impact of Hurricane Irma.  The ECCB delegation also delivered supplies including: water, food and batteries.

Governor Antoine, accompanied by Council Member for Antigua and Barbuda, Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, visited Barbuda on 15 September. 

The Governor and his team also visited the three shelters on Antigua established for the displaced residents from Barbuda and delivered supplies and words of encouragement.

Governor, ECCB - Timothy N. J. Antoine (5th from left) with Deputy Governor, Trevor Brathwaite (2nd from left), ECCB Resident Representative for Antigua and Barbuda – Albert Lockhart (4th from left) and Coordinator and Volunteers at Hurricane Shelter, Antigua.
L-R: Governor, ECCB - Timothy N. J. Antoine; Hon Chief Minister of Anguilla and ECCB Monetary Council Member for Anguilla, Victor Banks; ECCB Council Member for St Kitts and Nevis, Hon Prime Minister, Dr Timothy Harris; Hon Minister of Public Infrastructure, St Kitts - Ian Liburd
L-R: Governor, ECCB - Timothy N. J. Antoine; Hon Prime Minister and ECCB Council Member for Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne; Deputy Governor, ECCB - Trevor Brathwaite

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