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

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.

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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