Sir Dwight Venner dies

Sir Dwight Venner, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), has died, it has been reported.

According to information, Venner, an Economist, passed away at Tapion Hospital Thursday night.

After 26 years of dedicated service to the ECCB,  Sir Kenneth Dwight Vincent Venner announced in December his move to retire from the St. Kitts and Nevis based institution.

In 2012  he received  the Saint Lucia Cross for outstanding contribution to economics and finance.

Prior to his service at ECCB, Sir Dwight was Director of Finance and Planning in the Government of Saint Lucia from 1981 to 1989.



  1. Tc
    December 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

    RIP Dear Sir

  2. Anon1
    December 23, 2016 at 9:29 am

    RIP Sir

    Condolences to the Venner Family.

    We have lost a truly outstanding man.

  3. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:41 am

    The man died last night so that’s not breaking news. ..cheups
    RIP sir and condolences to the family

    1. Anonymous
      December 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      You’re an idiot

  4. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

    RIP sir may God continue to guide you through your new journey, you will surely be missed

  5. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:43 am

    My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  6. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Great man RIP sir

    1. Lancelot Busby
      December 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      A great and dedicated Caribbean man has died. The Caribbean is so much poorer for his loss. I am proud that. we were more than colleagues over more than thirty years.

      Condolences to his family. Mày his soul rest in peace.

      LB Trini UN

  7. Bernard Codrington.
    December 23, 2016 at 9:46 am

    His contribution to Finance and economic management was priceless. May he rest in peace.

  8. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Sad day indeed! Rest in peace Sir

  9. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I first met Sir Dwight when he worked for the St. Lucia Government back in 1984. We remained friends up until his death and he was always the ultimate gentleman. He made a significant contribution to the region. The Caribbean has lost a quintessential person. I want to wish his family my sincere condolences at this time, and may his soul rest in peace. Robin Ford Barbados

  10. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 10:58 am

    R.I.P Sir

  11. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Rest in peace Sir Dwight.

  12. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Rip Sir and to his family call on Jesus

  13. Full time play
    December 23, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Rip Sir condalence to his family

  14. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    May you RIP… sir.. you have been a mentor to those who follow in your footsteps.. you make US St Lucian proud.. I meet you once and it was a pleasure… RIP..

  15. Keepingitreal
    December 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    The two really sad things about Sir Dwight Venner is that one, he did not get to enjoy his retirement with his family and close friends and secondly, the region has just been deprived of a few books no longer to be written and lectures from this articulate gentleman.
    My sincere condolences to the Venner family.

  16. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Ripp. Tapion again!!!

  17. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Sincerest condolences to the family of Sir L. Dwight Venner. Your footprints will always be engraved in the sands of time.

    Mr and Mrs. F. D. A Williams (Grenada)

  18. Anonymous
    December 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    We must honour him by adopting his principles, pragmatism, political neutrality.
    Let him watch over ECCB

  19. Alessandro Legrottaglie
    December 24, 2016 at 8:13 am

    RIP Governor, as I used to call you when I worked on the OECS. You have been a friend, a great professional, and a man of outstanding knowledge of the region. The world, the Caribbean, and I personally will miss you a lot! Condolences to Sir Venner’s family.

  20. Feliz
    December 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Rest in Peace sir,

  21. Hugh M. Dunbar
    December 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I had the pleasure to Work with Governor Venner of the ECCB during the construction of the ECCB’s first building in St. Kitts. He was visionary and dedicated to the Caribbean cause, and the region’s development with its own resources, human and otherwise. My sincere condolences to his family and members of the ECCB, with whom we could all say evolved into a family of Caribbean nationalities. RIP Sir Dwight, I will miss that larger than life laugh, and immense focus on the possible at every level.

  22. Anonymous
    December 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Condolences to Governor Venner’s family. The region has lost a most worthy son. My hope is that the young professionals of the region will take a page from Sir Dwight’s book. His integrity, his dedication, his commitment and his good humor have woven a legacy we can all benefit from. May he rest in peace.

    Karl Theodore

  23. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I can just see our UWI buddies sitting under a tree, laughing and welcoming Dwight like we did on campus years ago. Some will be from Irvine Hall but all the islanders will come to see Dwight, he was so loved. Condolences to his family.

  24. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Sir Dwight;

    I found it proper and natural to call him “Sir” long before it became fashionable. He always seemed to have a dignified ease, without pride, and left one with the feeling that somehow: Sir Dwight would realise the full immensity of the sky.

    Peace and comfort to all the Venners.

    Gregory Cornibert Peters