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ANTIGUA OBSERVER – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Antigua and Barbuda has made its preference for the next Central Bank Governor known after OECS leaders interviewed the two candidates on Monday.
Browne says he is supporting Grenada’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and ECCB Director Timothy Antoine.
“I really think that gentleman from Grenada is definitely the best suited person to lead the bank at this time”
The Antigua prime minister who is also the finance minister says he does not expect the region to reach a consensus on the candidate.
Sir K Dwight Venner stepped down as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank at the end of November after 26 years at the helm.
St Lucia’s Dr Jean Lyon was recommended as the favoured candidate by a search team while Dominican Valda Henry was withdrawn after being deemed the third favoured candidate.
The members of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.