Governor hints at changes

Central Bank Governor Dr Delisle Worrell has told employees of the Bank that they need to be prepared to face up to changes that are to come.

Dr. Delisle Worrell
Dr. Delisle Worrell

In brief remarks at a ceremony held at the Crane Resort over the weekend to celebrate employees who have given 40 years of service, Worrell said: “The challenges that we face, both within the bank and within the country are nothing compared to what we have gone through, particularly within the early years.

“I can personally remember times when I was about to resign because of my fundamental disgust with policies which the board of this institution had decided to implement,” said the island’s top economist, who served at the Bank from 1973, working as Manager of the Research Department, moving up to Deputy Governor, at which point he left in 2000 only to return as Governor in 2009.

As he congratulated the staff for their steadfast service, Worrell hinted at coming adjustments telling members of his staff, “you have laid a solid foundation for the changes which are to come as we re-focus on the challenges ahead.

“Like the rest of the public sector, the Central Bank faces challenges we have never faced before, and as in the past, the Central Bank has to give leadership in this process of change. We know we can face the music because we have done so in the past.”

He told the six long-serving workers – Sheila Legall, Yvonne Parris, David Boyce, Marlene Bayne, Linel Franklin, and Angela Griffith – “an institution is as good as its people. The reason we are so good is because of yourselves and our colleagues”.

He described the Bank’s 42 years of existence as “a tale of success through adversity”, adding “this is not the first time that we’ve faced adversity. And, that is what gives us courage and confidence to do the things that we must continue to do in order to overcome our challenges”. 

9 Responses to Governor hints at changes

  1. Tony Webster December 9, 2014 at 5:28 am

    The ability- and willingness- to adapt, is a sine qua non of one’s capacity to survive. This applies in equal measure -and misery- to the corporate species , as it does to the individual citizen. Although a bit late to the party, sir, you are nonetheless welcome. Indeed…very welcome.

  2. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua December 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

    His new title..Governor of bad news

  3. Linda Freeman
    Linda Freeman December 9, 2014 at 9:57 am

    No his new title Minister of Finance and I guess the MOF is Governor now he has been divulging a lot lately hmmmmm

  4. Jenny Maynard
    Jenny Maynard December 9, 2014 at 10:50 am

    How much is Barbados growth governor 0.0 percent? DMF

  5. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa December 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    My good Governor what can i say..if i can say anthing good i will keep my mouth shut…

  6. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls December 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Well at least we can all look forward to the day we are all rid of this political operative

  7. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins December 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    How about retirement!!!

  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Hint, when he is going to take the weight of he tongue and retire.

  9. Tony Waterman December 9, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    “””Central Bank Governor Dr Delisle Worrell has told employees of the Bank that they need to be prepared to face up to changes that are to come.”””

    i sincerely hope that he is not going to announce the Firing of the same number of persons that he Banned the Journalist for printing in the Newspaper some Months ago.


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