WHAT BAN?

The Central Bank of Barbados says it has not implemented a ban against the Nation newspaper.

In a brief press statement today, it also assured that all media houses will have access to the Central Bank’s releases.

“The Central Bank of Barbados respects and embraces freedom of the press and the importance of the dissemination of timely and accurate information and as such has not banned the Nation Corporation,” the statement said.

It referred to  the front page of the Sunday Sun of May 11,which carried the headline “Cut Off” and went on to “assure media practitioners in Barbados as well as the public at large that it will continue to keep all media houses fully abreast of all developments on economic and other pertinent matters which fall under its purview, including the Nation Publishing Company, as is normal”.

“The Nation Publishing Company will receive all Press Releases and other communications issued by the Central Bank, and all media houses and the general public have free access to the Central Bank’s website, where all our statements, reports, data and speeches, and all other publications are posted,” it added.

However, no reference was made in the statement  to invitations to media events hosted by the Governor, who has accused the newspaper of “lacking professional integrity” over a story which appeared last Thursday.

The Nation has since sought to clarify the report on impending lay offs at the Bank, while admitting that the number of people to be sent home was not definite as its headline suggested.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley had expressed outrage over the Governor’s action.

 

 

5 Responses to WHAT BAN?

  1. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway May 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    what letter 🙂

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  2. Kirt Jordan
    Kirt Jordan May 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Alzheimers?

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  3. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte May 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Here is the difference…… It’s very simple to understand…. wish readers would stop reading just the HEADLINES without reading and understanding the full stories that are publish.

    “Consequent upon the lack of professional integrity manifest in the Nation’s Front Page headline of Thursday, May 8, you should be aware that Nation/Sun staff will not be invited to any future Press conference or media event hosted by myself as Governor of the Central Bank,” said the letter signed by the Central Bank boss and which was copied to Bank employees.

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    “The Nation Publishing Company will receive all Press Releases and other communications issued by the Central Bank, and all media houses and the general public have free access to the Central Bank’s website, where all our statements, reports, data and speeches, and all other publications are posted,” it added.

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  4. Julia Edwards Robinson
    Julia Edwards Robinson May 12, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    That is too funny!

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  5. Cole Tanner
    Cole Tanner May 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    So basically the Nation has no integrity and can’t be trusted to write a story themselves but send the same Nation or post online what to write and they will print it free… Thanks but no thanks… The Nation should fax the Central Bank the Advertising Manager number

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