Governor’s stay extended

Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has been granted a longer stay.

High Court Justice Randall Worrell this afternoon extended until Friday, his earlier injunction, which bars Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler from proceeding with the planned dismissal of the Governor from office.

It was an upbeat Dr Worrell who entered the courtroom around 1p.m. today in the company of his attorneys.

And after a more than two hour hearing this afternoon which ended around 3:30 p.m.,  the Governor’s legal representative Gregory Nicholls delivered the news of his extended stay.

Nicholls also said he was confident that Dr Worrell would win his case.

Sinckler, who was missing in action in court today, was represented by Solicitor General Jennifer Edwards and her deputy Donna Brathwaite.

However, they offered no comment as they left the courtroom.



29 Responses to Governor’s stay extended

  1. Tristan John
    Tristan John February 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    No shock here…

  2. Syruppy Kennedy
    Syruppy Kennedy February 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    is true no shocker just making mocker

  3. Boyce Jr Angus
    Boyce Jr Angus February 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Killing we & smiling…smfh……this govt just send home thousands & they had no say at all & just one man… !an yah……cahn get he send nowhere……so sad….smh

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I think that the governor is wasting money on lawyers .If the minister don’t want you any more resign and move on. How you and the minister is going to communicate. I could see problems between the two of you.

  5. Antonio Cozier
    Antonio Cozier February 15, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I wonder if the 4000 or 5000 that this government’s sent home had decided to get a lawyer and call a judge out on a Sunday evening to represent them if they would have still been employed

    • Island Vibez February 16, 2017 at 12:50 am

      In fact, more people need to be sent home because the unpopular truth is that Barbados has TOO MANY people wasting jobs (and therefore $$) in the public sector as half of what these ppl do can be automated.

      Can’t even say I’m a big fan of the Governor, since he spent so much time heeding the nonsense of the MoF. Nevertheless, that he finally got the cojones (and good sense) to stop stupidly printing money and devaluing our currency inherently is to be applauded and I only wish our leaders would focus on re-training those out of work with the new skills necessary to compete in the new economy emerging world-wide.

  6. Sebastian Da Costa
    Sebastian Da Costa February 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Look the governor in my opinion only , the parties could negotiate a settlement for the remanding time. fair and square as per contracts. $$$

  7. James Franks February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Dispute between these two clowns will have disastrous consequences for Barbados which is in danger of sinking down the plug hole.

  8. Alex Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Fire both, all two of them. SINCKLER & WORRELL. The PM must take a position being the one that “run-things”. Or things running he ?. LOL.

  9. Alex Alleyne February 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    But wait, what i reading here, de Dr. gone for Gregory ?, Greg is a “B” and the Dr, is a “D” so you know in the end the Dr. middle stump gine get tek out co the “D’s are hopping mad.LOL,LOL,LOL.

  10. Cecilia Millar
    Cecilia Millar February 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    we should fire the minister then for owing we 2&3rd income tax

    • Prince Trémaine
      Prince Trémaine February 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      I didn’t realise I was owed tax returns until I called about 1, and the lady was like btw you ain’t get back 201x either. And I’m like wtf, I’ve lost track of my filings.

    • Cecilia Millar
      Cecilia Millar February 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      And they passing a bill that you must pay some kinda tax they can owe you but you owe them wicked pack of people the worst I’ve seen in any govt in Barbados self centred bunch

  11. Nickk Moore
    Nickk Moore February 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    He and these hats

  12. Ernesta Catlyn February 15, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    The Governor has a contract with specific guidelines. I do not think any of these Ministers is in a position to fire anyone. They have all failed and still getting 10% on top. How can you argue that you gave the 10% during a rough period for the country, the situation is now ‘rougher’ and you want it back. I would think that you would be giving 2% more, then public officers may not fell too aggrieved at not having a salary increase in 8 years.

    • Coralita February 15, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      You people keep telling the government that yall gine vote them out next election and expect them not to take back their 10% now? Dem aint do wah a lotta wunna din gine do in the same situation. It is called human behaviour.

      What they took back is theirs, accept it and move on. Why keep fretting about something you have no control over and cannot change?

  13. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales February 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Can civilians you wear hats in court?… Or does that rule only apply to a certain class?

  14. lime juice February 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Barbados got downgrade after downgrade and the minster in get fired, he is still minister of finance and nothing he put in place is working. He came to office in 2008 huffing and puffing insulting the former Primeminister and Mia Mottly and today all he did for the country is downgrade it even the country junk.

  15. Mariam Makeba
    Mariam Makeba February 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Leh we wait and see if Dem get a new man to do de job, if he gine​ tell we de same thing bout the country. If a different song singing well we dun know that he let de cat outta de bag so he had to go.

  16. Suezette Boyce-Griffith
    Suezette Boyce-Griffith February 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    All of them are the same so he aint afraid of sinler taxer what ever you call him he got money now so he clould throw away some wicked dems

    • Ali Baba
      Ali Baba February 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm


  17. harry turnover February 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I would like to know if the Court say the MOF can’t fire the Doc. how the two ah dem gine get along .When push comes to shove DEM will have to pay him out as the Doc.doan look like he gine resign and then doan get nutten

  18. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith February 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    The wheels on the bus go round and round all day long …

  19. Alex Oconnor
    Alex Oconnor February 15, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Well he was tell n lies for d bajan ppl dat d economy gud wen it was not..guess he cant lie no more so da want he out..d DLP bearly trick n bajan ppl hrrrr

  20. Jennifer February 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Mr Sickler should be charged for not showing up at court and wasting the court time.

  21. Judas Iscariot February 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    People entitle to their own opinions but the conclusions that some draw is beyond me. The Governor got rights just like anybody else and if he feels he’s been wronged, he has a right to defend himself. Anybody can go to a judge at any hour and get a matter heard if it is urgent. The Governor went Sunday because the axe was threatening to fall Monday. From what I’m hearing it’s not that he can’t be fired, it’s that the law sets out a procedure to fire him and that wasn’t followed. If the Minister and board had followed the procedure we wouldn’t be here. In any event Dr. Worrell gine get a woogle o’ money before this is done. Bajan like most of the people who commenting here, like to sit down and let people unfair them and just grumble, grumble. Looking for somebody to go forward and agitate while they sit on a safe perch and whistle and hope to benefit from any good fall out. Get up and demand accountability in all aspects of Barbadian life and stop whining when people who determined enough to defend themselves do so. I for one hope Dr Worrell kick Sinckler from Whitepark Road to Spry Street, to Bay Street to Deacons Farm and back to Whitepark Road while smiling his toothy grin all the way to the Bank with his hat on.

  22. Judas Iscariot February 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    And what lies he tell? A Governor has to inspire confidence in the economy not panic. Confidence is the king of Finance. Also “printing money” is ok short term if bills gotta be laid. It was Sinckler and the Cabinet of clowns who needed to fix the deficit. The Governor wrong cause he shoulda refuse to provide the money to pay public servants and interest on Government paper. Bet all o’ wanna would be signing a different tune when no salary in wanna accounts. Also the public servants wouldn’t have money to pay hair dressers, taxi men and food and coconut vendors. For supposedly educated people it doan seem like many bajans are deep thinking or widely read (pronounced “red”). Just interested in wanna own paying bills and no real thought for others or tomorrow. We would be a powerful people if only we would unite and demand better from Government and goods and service providers

  23. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba February 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm



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