Court halts Governor’s removal

The High Court has granted a temporary reprieve to Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell after the embattled chief economist had reportedly been given until the end of today by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to resign or be removed from the job.

Attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls, who is the Governor’s legal representative, confirmed to Barbados TODAY this morning that in response to court action he filed on behalf of his client, High Court Justice Randall Worrell last night granted a temporary injunction until Wednesday, barring the Governor’s removal for at least for another two days.

There has been an obvious break down in relations between the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Delisle Worrell, left, and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, right.

Worrell, who has recently been at odds with the Government over the printing on money and the need to make further expenditure cuts, is challenging right of the Minister to unceremoniously remove him from office after his contract was renewed by Sinckler for a second five-year term in October 2014.

Sinckler is yet to comment publicly on the matter. However, he was due to meet with the Central Bank’s board in emergency session here on Monday.

Meantime, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party has wasted no time in commenting on the development.

Speaking on radio here this morning, BLP economic spokesman Ryan Straughn suggested that the action against the Governor was more than justified, given his recent inability to stave off threats to the island’s monetary stability.

However, Straughn, who is the Opposition’s candidate for Christ Church East Central, argued that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance were ultimately the ones who must be held accountable for the county’s worsening economic woes.

He also joined with another economist, Avinesh Persaud, in warning of the need for hard economic decisions to be made.

 

 

54 Responses to Court halts Governor’s removal

  1. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba February 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I hope this scenario is God’s. Intervention, because he is the only one we can depend on.

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  2. Vanessa Pendle
    Vanessa Pendle February 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I thought CBOB was independent of the government?

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    • Troy Worrell
      Troy Worrell February 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      If the judicial system system, you expect a monetary agency to be?

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    • Troy Worrell
      Troy Worrell February 13, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      * isn’t

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    • Vanessa Pendle
      Vanessa Pendle February 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      To an extent no, as the judiciary is put in place by Government CBOB is a private for profit organization. Please examples of this globally of central banks and their history.

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  3. Telle Daniel
    Telle Daniel February 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Didn’t know the courts open on weekends, wow awesome!!!!!!!!!

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte February 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      if a judge willing to work should not be an issue.

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    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields February 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Wayne P Hoyte, So that’s why there are so many ISSUES?

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    • Maureen Fields
      Maureen Fields February 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      They were saying that we need judges, now I’m seeing here…” If a judge willing to work should not be an issue.”

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  4. Mike Baje
    Mike Baje February 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    All DEM in bed together!

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  5. Colin Archer
    Colin Archer February 13, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This is not a deck of cards, with two jokers, chris the biggest must go first…you have no clue what you are doing.. mr worry recalled the printing of that money? see ya.

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    • Rubertha Blackman
      Rubertha Blackman February 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Hmm? So who really is de boss? So many questions and no answers.

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    • Patrina Drakes
      Patrina Drakes February 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      That right. Why he got to go cause he tell Barbados what the money printing really for and that the MOF not taking advice given. BOTH HAVE TO GO!

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  6. Peter February 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    It is very clear that Chris Sinckler is calling Stuart’s bluff. He knows that Stuart CANNOT fire him or he will have to call an election. Pressure on the Governor to which he complied has forced him into this position. If for one moment one thinks that Chris did not know that money was being printed, Think again. The Governor, stool pigeon that he was then and perhaps still is now, had a serious consultation with his conscience and decided that enough was enough. It is easier to replace the governor than to replace a sitting member. I said this before and I say it again there is big big confusion in both the main political parties and the rehashed newly formed ones and those that “Tryin a ting.” Jennifer will describe them as her favourite saying.. “Crabs in a barrel” When the dust settles Notice how many opportunists would have crossed the floor. If Stuart really cared for Barbados he weould fire most o’DEM Chris, Donville, Lowe, Both Lashleys, Kellman, Dr. David, and even Richard cause Richard gine get he job anyway. The only person stayin is Mara. She Sin John seat secure. Watch it Bajans, Nuff crossings ahead.

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  7. Pat BB
    Pat BB February 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I leaving this right here coz all a them is one.

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  8. Loretta Griffith February 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Everybody seems those be talking about everything except the alledge raping of Four Seasons. Those who were previously questionning the going on at the said project have suddenly gone mute. There seems to be no more alleged infelicities.
    This country is really full of sycophants and hypocrites. It’s time to stop compromising our integrity and bring back some objectivity.

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  9. Loretta Griffith February 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Everybody seems to be talking about everything except the alleged financial raping of Four Season project.

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  10. BIG SKY February 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I HAVE A DOZEN EGGS,6 ARE ROTTEN AND HALF A DOZEN HAVE SPOILED.This is the synopsis of the DLP government.

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  11. Zeus February 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Peter you now come down from Mars …what bluff are you speaking of ….did you not read that the board of directors met with the MOF voicing there concerns about the governor …..which board member resigned as it related to the printing of money ….that did not now surface ….and how did you come up with the floor crossing ….how do you know whether or not the MOF consulted with the PM about his decisions …..geez for man that say he smart you do write nuff alternative common sense……patience loretta everything will be revealed in time …..find out who the economist is that threaten to sue CBC if the facts of the financial raping of four seasons is ever revealed

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    • Peter February 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Zeus… I am too far outside your box. watch and see. That Board of Directors… Who selected them and which party and persons are they affiliated. Pull your head out of the sand man. Face the facts and the truth.

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  12. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Keep calm governor.Resign and let us know the truth.The damage is already done.

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  13. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers February 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Lost for words ,what really going on in BIM,what happened in the dark coming to light,everybody going to talk out each other no more money ain’t flowing or printing, lol

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  14. Cisco Wolf
    Cisco Wolf February 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Good comedy in Bim….. Now he has fallen out of favour, he must go. Interesting. More diversion tactics.

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  15. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron February 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Waittt is this a country that’s being run or a playground for children? ? Who going call no confidence again the government? ?

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  16. Peter February 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    A few years ago I sat in at a Plenary luncheon at The Miami Conference and seated at the same table were the Governor of Florida and four presidents of countries in Central and Latin America including Dr. Courtney Blackman. Owen was seated at an adjacent table and he delivered the main speech for that session. It was remarked and lamented at that table that since Dr. Blackman, Dr. Marion Williams was the best and most efficient governor to ever head the Barbados Central Bank. Up to this day that lady whom I think should be made Dame Dr. Marion Williams, was the very BEST.

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  17. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes February 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmm interesting

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  18. Hal Austin February 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Barbados is in crisis and our prime minister is still not addressing the nation. This is astonishing and humiliating for a people whose pride was once a mark of Caribbean exceptionalism.
    A people who prided themselves on their level of education, yet when faced with a structural economic problem are lost, with not a single idea what to do.
    At a time when the entire nation should be in a serious debate about our short and medium term future, the nation is left not knowing what to do.
    We need lots of background information from our media, we want to know what has gone wrong, what the leader of the Opposition thinks, not just putting up a parliamentary candidate to speak on the Opposition’s behalf.
    We are living in revolutionary times.

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  19. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid February 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    He is a creature, of D.E.M.

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  20. Zeus February 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Peter here you go again where you were and seated…geez address the points man ….you stated that the present board was chosen by the government so for them to go collectively and meet with the MOF and the result is the current situation the governor would have been doing something or things for this to occur …..you not only outside the box you outside the real world ….Marion Williams was gov when Barbados had the best economy rating even in fact the world was at its finest not to mention the former prime minister and look how he is being treated today man go and come again

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    • Peter February 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      I told you once before… You are easy bait. Your head is too deep in the sand which means your ass is in the highest part of your exposed body. So it is easy to know what you speak through. When anyone looks at you, guess what is the first thing they see? You know what hole I am referring to. It’ll take you a few weeks to figure that out. Oh by the way, a devaluation is eminent. Guess who will be blamed? Not the man that give away all those computers, fridges, stoves and cash for votes in 2013.

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  21. Yvonne Everidge
    Yvonne Everidge February 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    My words exactly what is going on in BIM.

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  22. Hal Austin February 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Mention of Marion Williams reminds me that we both appeared on the now defunct BBC Caribbean Service at the outbreak o the 2008 financial crisis when she stated, more or less, that the crisis would not affect Barbados.
    I howled like a wolf at such an uninformed view. History is proving one of us right.

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  23. Catherine Jones
    Catherine Jones February 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Barbados need to no the true

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  24. Susan Renee
    Susan Renee February 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Wait when this happen? You see why should never sell your integrity cause look now them aint want ya no more

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  25. Jennifer February 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I would not even worry about the CB governor or any of them. All their pensions secure, they have done their job of letting the mangoose eat the chickens and will continue their reverse ROBIN HOOD roles perfectly as they have no other choice.

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  26. tsquires February 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Barbadians all! Earlier last week I stated that every system in Barbados has broken down, and the problem is that we are looking at individual trees, hardly paying attention that tons of wood ants have infested the trees, and the entire forest is now rotten! May the True Spirit of GOD open the eyes of Barbadians at home and abroad. Money has become the god of this earth, yet health is wealth while money can only assist health, please take note that every atom in the universe is interconnected. I am not rambling but hoping the scales will fall from our eyes.

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  27. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd February 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    DEMS DOES IT ALL THE TIME USERS !!!!!

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  28. Chris February 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I have one thing to say. We had to give the building at Warren’s to Barrack and now we have to give the Central Bank building to the Governor because we don’t have the money to pay him out.

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  29. Jennifer February 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    tsquires – hahahahahah. So true, I am sure that you are aware that the WOOD ANTS started to infest the trees nearly 400yrs ago. ALL systems go against our people, and this is the main reason why the wood ants continue to eat and these edicated men cannot sort out that Pi$$ up.

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  30. Patrina Drakes
    Patrina Drakes February 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Patrina Drakes If MOF calling for him to go now that he brought to light the nonsense that he was doing on the MOF orders then MOF should go to. Or is it because CBG said that the bank needs to stop printing money and makes cuts to public sector that is too big for a country this size and is one of the causes of the money printing i.e. the revenue collected from taxes is not enough to cover salaries so the CBB prints money to cover the shortfall.

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  31. Mikey February 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    @Hal Austin,,, I AM WAITING FOR YOUR BALANCED NEWSPAPER ON THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS .
    YOU ARE SMARTER THAN HAROLD HOYTE, IAN GALE, OR TONY COZIER’S DADDY, EVEN CLENNEL WICKHAM .
    GO FOR IT HAL !!!

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  32. Ernesta February 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    All of a sudden with elections pending these neophites want to pretend that them taking action – water authority and now CCB. If you all were fooled into thinking that there was really a shake up at BWA then you all are the fools, Froons finally made a decision – the first in 6 years. I mist admire the strategy. Keep it up – try and leave a clean house for when the next party takes over. Cause if wunna think wunna fooling the populace with all this grand standing, wunna lie.

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  33. Peter February 13, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Oh Zeus. FYI, I attended every single one of those then annual conferences as a delegate. Never saw you there.

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  34. Hal Austin February 13, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Mikey,

    You speak in tongues, but if you are referring to the quality of journalism we have today, readers deserve a lot more. However it is not my mission.

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  35. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier February 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Why would the court block a

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  36. Ding Dong Dick
    Ding Dong Dick February 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Wow

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  37. harry turnover February 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Wha ???… all this gine on and I now hearing bout it night time ? sounds like somebody’s conscience has finally gotten the better of him.
    Looks as though the Board don’t want the Governor to talk out DEM business.
    I backing the short man in this one though….go for it Doc. ,go against the saying that short people should be seen and not heard…talk ya talk Doc.
    Tell the MOF you can’t tell na more lies for DEM cause it getting to a stage that you might forget some ah dem and that a liar should always have a good memory.
    Doc. because you short everybody gine think that every thing will pass over your head and everybody gine look down on you and make you the scapegoat…but talk ya talk,get down to brass and tell it like it is.

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  38. harry turnover February 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Wha ???… all this gine on and I now hearing bout it night time ? sounds like somebody’s conscience has finally gotten the better of him.
    Looks as though the Board don’t want the Governor to talk out DEM business.
    I backing the short man in this one though….go for it Doc. ,go against the saying that short people should be seen and not heard…talk ya talk Doc.
    Tell the MOF you can’t tell na more lies for DEM cause it getting to a stage that you might forget some ah dem and that a liar should always have a good memory.
    Doc. because you short everybody gine think that every thing will pass over your head and everybody gine look down on you and make you the scapegoat…but talk ya talk,get down to brass tacks and tell it like it is.

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  39. Hopeful February 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    We had to give Barack the building at Warrens now we may have to give the Central Bank building to the Governor because we don’t have the money to pay him out.

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  40. Larry Moore
    Larry Moore February 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Plp remember that this government literally chased the former commissioner of police out of his post then placed the man who replaced him in a position where he ain’t qualified because of they through the PAD changing the qualifications for the COP job really who’s running this country please allow the plp to show them the door I ain’t partisan I am a concerned citizen enough is enough

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  41. Tony Waterman February 13, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    All i will say is this :-The Majority of the People of Barbados are responsible for the Election of this sitting Government, ad so like “CRAZY” Said.
    “THEY GOT THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE”

    BTW: Changing to the other Bunch does not solve the Problem, we NEED a Government of Reconstruction, and the Whitehall (London) system left us by the “MASSA” is NOT the way to go.

    We NEED a system that is put there to look after the Country and it’s Peoplen Not to fight against each other, and fire people who refuse to do Wrong.(Anymore)

    Since this Worrell thing has ended up in the Courts, as much as i don’t like this Guy Very Much, i sincerrly hope that he wins, as this would/Could be a turning point for our precarious Financial Position, as Sinckler would find himself having to do What the Gov. says to do.
    I an NOT an Economist, but as far as i know, if Sinckler Continues to print Mony to make up the Deficit, sooner or Later, the B’dos Dollar would be Worth NOTHING anyway, they would’nt have to devalue the Dollar, it would for all intent and purposes Devalue Itself anyway.

    AM I RIGHT OR WRONG ????

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  42. antoinette sealy February 13, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Same old same old same old. Every economist has an answer to Barbados economic problems but you know what? Not one of them has ever been a practicing economist. They read books on end and have the biggest degrees in economics but don’t know how to get 100 fish cakes from 1/4 salt fish. Mr. Grenville Philips, this is the time for you and your team to come forward with a manifesto showing how you can turn around the economy. Ignore the BLP mouthpieces on the economy. Same old short pants. Jobs will be promised without knowing where to get the money from and when elected to Government, they would have to fulfill their promises with Government paid jobs e.g 9 and ten security guards to show John Public where to find a particular office. Yes, I would like every Barbadian to be gainfully employed but Government can’t absorb all into the Public service. The press is willing to write off Mr. Phillips’ Solutions Barbados Party because their friends are either BBBB or DDDD. Harsh decisions must be made without fear or favour and neither the BBBBBB nor DDDDD can do it. Some of the most stupid people (Party lackeys) i have been sitting on Boards, telling intelligent Government salaried workers how to run the respective departments. Time to stop this rubbish if we must improve on productivity. Come on Mr. Phillips, time is short. You have said that you have 14 prospective candidates so far. That is enough for me. Let me see your comments in the print media and hear your voice more often on the call-in programs and expose the short comings of both BBBB and DDDD with their welfarism politics.

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  43. Sylvie February 14, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Just remember that as a Government Employee you do not speak against the Go.There is a confidentiality agreement signed when you are given your contract which states clearly that you do not express personal opinions which are contrary to Government Policy.He has breached his contract and therefore automatically should resign or be asked to resign.

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  44. North Point February 16, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I am here SMH, wha loss de Governor fighting to keep he job, I am sure dat he didn’t see that one comimg, Mr. Minister Sinkler wha he really do dat got you so mad wid he, he print too much money or wha, remember dat election around de corner and de news gine be on de flat forms. Well I gine ask de Governor wha he do dat got you so mad wid den. Signs and wanders if yuh please. My mother also say dat de same tongue that does bless yuh, does blass yuh.

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