ECCU launches 2015 Financial Information Month


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first_img 322 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has launched Financial Information Month, which is a regional financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial education campaign.The regional launch, which took place on Thursday 13 August 2015 via videoconference, also included a theme song and music video.Financial Month will be held in October 2015 under the theme LEAD, (Learn, Empower, Achieve and Develop). It was developed by Bomani- an artiste from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Financial Information Month has been observed in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) since 2002, through the collaborative efforts of the ECCB, ECCU member governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, other private and public sector institutions and community based groups.Some of the initiatives of the program includes; OECS Business Solutions Think Tank and Hackathon, ECCU Train the trainers’ workshop for teachers, Presentations to schools, Community Groups and the General Public on Financial, Economic and Business Issues, and the ECCUS Business Symposium and Innovation Forum.Executive Director of the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Petipha Lewis-Smith told Thursday’s launching that learning should facilitate and shape experiences in life’s journey.“We cannot make meaningful contributions to this planet if we have not experienced learning,” Mrs Lewis-Smith said. She called on ECCU members to examine themselves as a people who have gone through slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism, and independence and reflect on how the economic crisis has affected them.“Are we bouncing back? What picture can we see if we put our ego aside and work together to find our own solutions? Solutions that are uniquely ours tailored for us reflecting our uniqueness taking into account our past collective experiences,” Mrs Lewis-Smith noted.Meanwhile, Director of Strategic Management and Administration with the Ministry of Communication, Works and Labour in Monserrat, Cheverlyn Williams, said one gains knowledge, skills and attributes which are developed through experiences. She added that the development process is a three part cycle; planning, acting and review.“Planning involves prioritizing what area to develop and planning how to do this. Acting involves practicing your personal attributes during your everyday life and review involves thinking about how good you are in practicing and what you think you could improve on,” Ms Williams said.A few attendees of Financial Information Month received prizes as follows; 1st Prize: Mc Marara Joseph of the Dominica Youth Business Trust2nd Prize: Kyle Hamlet of the National Bank of Dominica3rd Prize: Nasierah Mark of the Royal Bank of CanadaSpecial Early Bird Token: Julia Bruno – First Domestic Insurance Company Ltd.center_img BusinessLocalNews ECCU launches 2015 Financial Information Month by: Dominica Vibes News – August 13, 2015 Share Sharelast_img

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