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Hally Haynes was elected President of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU) at the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Confederation after the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting held on June 19, 2017 in Cuba.  Haynes is only the second Barbadian to serve in this capacity at the regional level, throughout the entire history of this regional body. 


Haynes after his elevation commented that “it is a great privilege to serve in this capacity and lead the CCCU during such a challenging period, given the very difficult environment that is characteristic of most of the regional economies.”  He further stated that his urgent priorities would be “to lift the Confederation’s profile as the leading advocate for Credit Unions across the region including at the level of CARICOM, and to help facilitate the roll out of the next generation of products and services in all CCCU territories in the region.”


Haynes is a seasoned and well-respected credit unionist who has served the movement at both the national and regional level for more than two decades.  He is a past President of the Barbados Police Credit Union and has served on the Board of the League beginning in the 1990s and more recently completed a six-year term which ended in 2014.  During that period he served for four consecutive years as President of the League. 


Haynes’ elevation took place in Cuba where the Confederation recently held its Convention and Annual General Meeting in Varadero from June 16 to 21, 2017 at the Memories Varadero Beach Resort.  The theme for this year’s event was “Co-operatives: Reshaping Caribbean Sustainable Development.”  


A delegation of seventy-five (75) credit unionists left Barbados en route to Varadero via Havana to attend the first ever regional Convention to be held in Cuba.  The delegation was led by Anderson Henry, President of the League and included representatives from fifteen (15) member credit unions. In total five hundred and thirteen (513) persons from across seventeen (17) member countries of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions participated in this Convention. 


Attendees at this year’s Convention had the opportunity to hear presentations from a cadre of high profile presenters, including Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines who was the Featured Speaker at the official Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony was graced with the presence of all CARICOM Ambassadors to Cuba, including Donna Forde, Barbados’ Chargé d’Affaires.  Leaders of the Barbados delegation interfaced with Ms. Forde after the conclusion of the Ceremony.


The educational segment of the Convention featured plenary and break-out sessions and topics such as the following were discussed: 


 1.      Strategies for Emerging Credit Union Leaders

 2.      Maximising Social Media & IT Platforms Towards Business Enhancement

 3.      Mitigating the Impact of De-Risking on Financial Institutions

 4.      The Power of Failure 


At the first board meeting held after the 2017 AGM to elect officers, Hally Haynes was elected President. There were two changes to the Board of the Confederation, Jamaica which has a guaranteed seat on the Board replaced its representative on the Board with its current President, Winston Fletcher and Belize which also has a guaranteed seat replaced its representative on the Board with its current President Leopoldo Romero.   


For the 2017- 2018 financial year, the CCCU Board is made up as follows: 


Hally Haynes (Barbados)


Joseph Remy (Trinidad & Tobago)

Vice President

Winston Fletcher (Jamaica)


Lennox Bowman (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)


Aaron Moses (Grenada)


Leopoldo Romero (Belize)


Andre Goindoo

Director (Ex officio)


 It was announced that the 2018 CCCU Convention and Annual General Meeting will be held in Trinidad & Tobago.



 Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League Ltd.


July 3, 2017 



CaribDE 28

CaribDE 28

Barbados Beach Club, Christ Church, BARBADOS

November 5-11, 2017


Credit unions worldwide offer members from all walks of life much more than financial services. They provide members the chance to own their own financial institution and help them create opportunities such as starting small businesses, building family homes and educating children. 


It has been recognised that if credit unions are to remain sustainable and effective nation building institutions then they need to invest in the further development of their leaders.


To this end, registering persons to attend a development education programme is a key step in propelling credit unions forward. The Caribbean Credit Union Development Education (CaribDE) Programme is a fullimmersion programme with course content in Leadership Development. The curriculum builds on the international cooperative

principles and expounds on the legislative & regulatory landscape, good governance practices, current financial climate, and their impact on Caribbean credit unions.


Who should attend? Executives, managers, staff and volunteers of financial (and nonfinancial) cooperatives, leagues and other associations, regulators, and persons interested in linkingto the cooperative sector.


Why? CaribDE participants improve leadership & communication skills while building knowledge and insight to address the burning issues affecting the viability and growth of credit unions today!


Investment Amount? Registration per person is US$2495 (single room) or US$2,200 (double room) and includes tuition and 6 night stay at the allinclusive Barbados’ Beach Club.


CaribDE28 is graciously supported by the Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League.


For additional information or to register, please contact: Marisa Marshall, Training Officer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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