Two prominent Grenadians recognised globally
The Grenada government Monday said two nationals, including Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, have been recognised internationally for their work in their respective fields.
It said the other person recognised is Timothy Antoine, the Governor of the St. Kitts-Nevis-based Eastern Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell (left) and Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Timothy Antoine (File Photo)
According to an official statement released here, Prime Minister Mitchell was named Finance Minister of the year for the Caribbean, while Antoine was named Central Bank Governor of the Year by GlobalMarkets during the just concluded International Monetary (IMF)/World Bank meeting held in Indonesia.
The statement said that GlobalMarkets is the newspaper of record IMF/World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) meetings.
In a letter to Prime Minister Mitchell, GlobalMarkets editorial Committee said “Grenada’s economic progress sunder your stewardship in the past half-decade has been highly impressive.
“But for the country to have continued to improve its fiscal position and GDP (gross domestic growth) since the IMF programme was successfully completed in 2017 was of particular note to economists and analysts.”
The committee said that the “turn-around story…has owed much to your leadership”.
Mitchell said he was pleased to have received the honour and was accepting it on behalf of the entire country.
“I want to give credit to our social partners, trade union leadership and all workers in the country. I also give my appreciation to the leadership of the business community in general because they all had to make the sacrifices, in terms of increased taxes at that particular time to reach where we are today,” he said.
Mitchell also praised Antoine for receiving the award noting that the former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance was one of the architects of the Grenada economic turnaround.