Sir Dwight Venner, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, has died.
Venner, the longest serving governor of the bank (1989-2015), passed away suddenly on Thursday evening.
Prior to term as governor, he served in the position of Director of Finance and Planning in the St Lucian Government from November 1981 to November 1989.
Sir Kenneth Dwight Venner was an Economist by training and was educated at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Economics. He served as a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of the West Indies and then as a Lecturer in Economics from 1974 to 1981.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, and a former member of the Commission for Growth and Development, World Bank. He was Chairman of the OECS Economic Union Task Force Committee, and the UWI Open Campus Council.
He is survived by his wife Lynda Arnolde Winville Venner, nee St Rose, and seven children.
SOURCE: Caribbean Times