Statement by the OECS Director General on the passing of Sir K. Dwight Venner

OECS Media Release

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) mourns the passing of a great son of the Caribbean, Sir K. Dwight Venner. 

Sir Dwight was the longest serving Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) which, under his distinguished stewardship, was recognised as a world-class institution. 

OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules, reflected on Sir Dwight’s dedicated service and invaluable contributions to the region.

“His was one of the loudest and most articulate voices speaking out for regional integration; his passion for the region was an affirming flame that provided light even in the darkest moments.”

“Even as we mourn his passing, we celebrate the narrative of his life and accomplishments,” Dr. Jules said.

The Commission extends its deepest sympathy to his wife, Lady Lynda, and his entire family.

 

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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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