Bassterre, St.Kitts (March 2nd 2017):- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the ECCB Monetary Council, Honourable Gaston Browne on Thursday morning March 2nd paid tribute to the Late Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Sir K. Dwight Venner. Prime Minister Browne’s tribute came via remarks given at the renaming ceremony of the ECCB Building in St.Kitts in honor of Sir Dwight. Prime Minister Browne said that he was very pleased to be at the event to mark the legacy of the late Sir K. Dwight Venner.
He said at the 84th meeting of the Monetary Council members supported the establishment of a committee within the ECCB that was tasked with identifying an appropriate manner to honour the legacy of the Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner. He added that out of the recommendations, the Monetary Council deemed the naming of the building the most fitting. At its 85th meeting the Monetary Council approved the renaming of the Phase I Building as the Sir K Dwight Venner Building.
“We all regret that he is not alive to receive this honour, but we could be comforted that the initiative to bestow this honour was taken while he was alive,” said Honourable Gaston Browne. “So, he had full knowledge of it to the extent that he was able to determine the participants in today’s ceremony.”
The Honourable Sir K. Dwight Venner served as governor of the ECCB, from December 1989 to November 2015. He was the longest serving governor of the ECCB and one of the lengthiest serving governors of central banks in the world at the time of his retirement.
The Honourable Sir Dwight passed away on Thursday, 22 December, 2016 at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife Lady Lynda Arnolde Winville Venner nee St. Rose and their seven children.