Remembering Joan Franks: A Banking Pioneer Who Helped Shape St. Kitts, Nevis, and the Caribbean Banking Landscape

October 02, 2023 in National

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of an icon in the banking industry, Joan Franks. Her indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on the financial landscape of St. Kitts and Nevis, and the wider Caribbean.

Joan’s illustrious career spanned decades, beginning at the Royal Bank of Canada and culminating as a senior manager at the Skitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank, the ECCU’s largest Indigenous banking institution. Her legacy in the world of finance will forever be remembered.

As the Executive Assistant at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Joan’s influence extended beyond banking, impacting various facets of our community. Her kindness, wisdom, and unparalleled work ethic endeared her to colleagues and clients alike.

Joan leaves behind a loving family, including her cherished sons Shane and Verd, and her dear siblings Derrik V Fraites and Sandra Browne, among others. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

Let us remember Joan not only for her professional achievements, but also for the warmth and compassion she extended to everyone she met. Her legacy will continue to inspire us all. May she rest in eternal peace.