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ECCB to host youth LEAD conference today

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The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in collaboration with its Financial Information Month (FIM) partners, will today, Tuesday, January 19, host a Youth Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) conference, which will assist in strengthening youth entrepreneurship and leadership initiatives in the region.{{more}}

The conference is expected to provide young people with an opportunity to share experiences and network with peers with the thrust towards closer OECS integration as a key component of regional development.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. at the ECCB Agency Office, in Frenches, Kingstown. It will be in the form of a videoconference transmission that will be linked with the other seven ECCB member countries.

Making remarks today will be: Shawn Richards, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, St Kitts and Nevis; Senator Winston Garraway, Minister of State within the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs, Grenada; Genieve Hanley, CEO, LEAP and ACE Consulting, St Kitts and Nevis; Nigel Matlin, creative director, aqua.gd, Grenada; Vincentian Kimya Glasgow, CEO, Kimya Glasgow Designs Inc; James Galloway, educator and poet, St Kitts and Nevis; Warren Cassell Jr, executive chairman of the Abella Group, LLC, Montserrat; Valerie Onu, managing director, Quintessence Consulting, St Kitts and Nevis and Elias Dupris, Entrepreneur, 365mmp, Commonwealth of Dominica.

The eight ECCB member countries are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. These countries have agreed to establish a regional market for government securities, with the assistance of the ECCB.

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