October 7, 2014
Financial Information Month shines spotlight on pursuit of success

October 1 marked the start of Financial Information Month 2014 in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

This year, the campaign for Financial Information Month shines the spotlight on the pursuit of success, with the theme “Soar to Succeed.” The challenge to rise above the ordinary to achieve success is embodied in the logo, which is depicted by arrows moving along a curved path in an upward direction, reminding citizens of the ECCU to surmount the obstacles and challenges in their way and focus on their goals to achieve success.{{more}}

Throughout October, various initiatives include: a church service on Sunday, October 5; a declaration speech by the Minister for Finance or his designate in countries of the ECCU; the FIM theme song and video; and radio and television discussions on the theme. Financial institutions will also make presentations to schools and churches and conduct workshops, focusing on business innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship to engage, enlighten, empower and challenge residents of the ECCU to strive to reach their full potential.

Additionally, various contests, specifically targeting students, will seek to motivate and spur their productive, creative, innovative entrepreneurial ambitions.

Financial Information Month is a collaborative effort among the ECCU member governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, private and public sector institutions and community-based groups. The month forms part of an ECCU financial education programme, coordinated by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).

The programme incorporates a series of initiatives designed to support the attainment of the goal of “a financially developed and vibrant ECCU region that fosters strong and sustainable economic growth and the improved well-being of the citizenry.”