The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar
but most places accept the higher value US dollar too and quote prices in either currency.
ANTIGUA Carlisle Bay Carlisle Bay Shirley Heights Shirley Heights Time zone: GMT -4hrs Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
pounds 1 = 4.
THE local currency is the East Caribbean dollar
(EC$) while the US dollar is also legal tender.
As for the UN not having a common currency, many countries in the world use the US dollar and, in any case, there are already singlecurrencies in existence such as the East Caribbean Dollar
and the CFA Franc in Africa, but these have not led to single, federal states.
The Barbados dollar (-15%) and Jamaican dollar (-9%) are down, though demand is up for the East Caribbean dollar
(+3%)suggesting that St Lucia and Antigua may be big in 2010.
For instance, many Caribbean islands, such as Saint Lucia and Dominica, use the East Caribbean dollar
After finding Mr Mullany's phone had been bought for 200 East Caribbean Dollars
(around pounds 40) by a local woman Francesca de la Cruz, officers then examined the device.
Many prices, particularly in tourist areas and hotels, are in US dollars, while elsewhere they will be in East Caribbean dollars
The currency is East Caribbean dollars
but US dollars are widely accepted and, indeed, preferred.
Tonight I shall eat freshly-caught fish at the St James's Club Docksider Restaurant and watch the lights twinkling across the bay before losing a small fistful of East Caribbean dollars
in the hotel's casino.