Dominica PM criticizes World Bank

ROSEAU, Dominica, Thursday September 30, 2010 – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is heading to meeting with World Bank officials unhappy that the Washington-based financial institution has done little for the Caribbean as countries try to deal with the effects of the global economic crisis.

He expressed his disappointment ahead of tomorrow’s talks with World Bank officials. Those discussions will follow today’s fourth joint meeting of the OECS Authority and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Monetary Council in St Lucia.

“The World Bank has let us down,” Skerrit said. “At a time when the region is grappling with a crisis of unprecedented proportion the World Bank has not been seen in any visible or tangible way.”

The Dominican leader says he plans to make his feelings clear in the exchange with World Bank officials tomorrow.

But first, at today’s meeting, the OECS leaders will discuss ways of stimulating sustainable growth in their countries and in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.

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