Financial Information Month (FIM) 2020, an initiative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) commenced on 1 October. Every year in October, the ECCB and its partners in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) educate the public in making good financial decisions.
This year, the focus is on “building financial resilience in a COVID-19 environment” to help the public cope with the new normal created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Activities will be held in ECCU member-states – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines under three sub-themes. They include:
- Living Through ‘Rainy Days’: How to Manage Your Money in Challenging Times;
- It’s Happening Online: Using the Internet as a Tool in the New Normal; and
- Turning the Frown Upside Down: Creating Opportunities from COVID-19.
A series of radio and television programmes are scheduled throughout the month in the eight countries.
Twenty-one FIM partners in Dominica have donated $5,000 to the Dominica Cancer Society to help fund their programs.
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