Let him go!

Fire Sinckler too, says fledging political party

The chorus of calls for the head of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler continues to rise amid a public row between Sinckler and Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell.

The recently launched political party Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has become the latest to call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to fire his protector of the public purse.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler

Sinckler and Worrell are fighting a battle in court – and in the public – over the Minister’s attempt to sack the Governor at the behest of members of the board.

The High Court is expected to decide Friday whether it would lift an injunction barring Sinckler from firing Worrell.

In advance of the decision, BIM leader Neil Holder said both men should be relieved of their duties, and he called on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to act swiftly.

“I am not against the administration letting him [the Governor] go . . . because I am still considering the fact that all this time he was doing your bidding. He was printing [money] at your behest and so on, and you never had any infraction against him . . . and all of a sudden on the advice of the board, that you are going to let him go,” Holder stated.

He suggested that the Governor was not warned or given any opportunity to discuss his demise, yet he was given an ultimatum.

Sinckler reportedly met with the Governor last Thursday and gave him the option of either tendering his resignation by Monday of this week, or be fired.

“My position is that I would not consider just letting him go. It would have to be a Stuart decision, where you let go both him and the Minister of Finance. He can’t be held accountable for all his actions because the Minister of Finance would have been, or should have been, prudent enough to bring the truth to Barbadians,” Holder said.

The political leader did not spare Worrell either, accusing him of waiting until the 11th hour to advise Barbadians on what they should do to help turn the economy around.

“All the time, his [Governor’s] advice was contrary to what was being given at this point,” Holder said.

The BIM leader said he recognized the country was in a mess and needed to significantly improve its foreign reserves, with urgent action required.

“It is not in my ambit right now to give this Government any solutions, but I would say as it relates to the Central Bank Governor, Freundel Stuart needs to get up at this time and make a prudent decision. He needs to release the Minister of Finance from his duties as well,” declared the BIM boss.

After Sinckler moved to terminate Worrell, the Governor’s attorney Gregory Nicholls moved quickly on Sunday night and was able to secure a temporary High Court injunction which initially expired Wednesday. When both sides returned to court before Justice Randall Worrell, he maintained the order until Friday when he will hand down his final judgment.

Nicholls said he was confident the Governor would win his case. However, Solicitor General Jennifer Edwards, QC, who appeared for Sinckler, refused to speak to reporters after Wednesday’s hearing.

14 Responses to Let him go!

  1. Junis Warren
    Junis Warren February 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Yes! Please let him go. He was always in over his head.

  2. hcalndre February 16, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    @Bim: What this PM will do is try to get the Governor and MOF to settle their differences because he would be at a loss, the past PMs took that ministry while he decide to sleep it out.

  3. Carolann Schwartz
    Carolann Schwartz February 16, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Let sinckler go to! He was the puppet master!

  4. Ras February 17, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Let Sin-ckler go

  5. Tony Webster February 17, 2017 at 5:13 am

    A sword…a sword… my kingdom for a sword to cut that Gordian knot!!

    Lord, why doth thou torment me with indelible crumbs of literate, but dead men, whichin’ I thought were invented merely to furrow mine brow at school- and to grant drool and mirth to those red-inked examiners at school, when indeed, their words hath great import?

    Yes…I get even…by mekking my mixed-metaphors soup: wild seasonsings, reasonings and flights of imaginings…and even a cupple of mine own inventionings, all to to taunt the bard…and mek wunna brains switch-on.
    Voila; Verily; and Q.E.D. : The world is flat; Lef-brain tries his best on Tacks of brass; and William who Shaketh His spear…was no fool.

  6. Ernesta Catlyn February 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive.

  7. Alex Alleyne February 17, 2017 at 8:49 am

    The only way Barbados going to come out of this mess is when T&T completely takes over and the 3 Islands will become as TT&B. Then and only then as we all can clearly see the road is being paved for such.

  8. seagul February 17, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Instead of looking out and pampering to our island folk our faces are placed in the backsides of the crown. This is the root of our horse drawn economy problems. The useless victorian comments posted is also proof of this brainwashed state of mind.

  9. Peter February 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    This is asking for a mango tree to bear breadfruit. It can or will NEVER happen. That is like committing political suicide by Fruendel and the DEMs. Carson C Cadogan and Zeus can figure that out. Nuff crossings coming. Every politician is an opportunist. I wish Barbados well. Your neighbouring countries are laughing with deafening silence.

  10. Carson C Cadogan February 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Nothing but opposition politics.

    • harry turnover February 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Sinckler is what is known as a mechanical economist…..putting DIESEL in a GASOLINE engine for over 8 years and saying its’ only a matter of time before the diesel gets accustom to the gasoline engine and things will work out
      Sinckler….. the car turned the corner and it BREK DOWN…. ENGINE MASH UP…time to get a NEW ENGINE and a TRAINED ECONOMIST.

    • harry turnover February 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Sinckler telling Worrell doan come back…Worrell tired hiding up things for wunna and you say that is OPPOSITION POLITICS ??
      …but how come you keeping noise at 3.24 PM..thought your time was just before the sun comes up.

    • Sherlock Holmes. February 17, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      I am also of the opinion that it is time for Sinckler to go, he has failed miserably and if the Governor has to go it is only fair that he goes too!

  11. lime juice February 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Chris Sinckler is the one to go the whole bunch need to go yes all of should go, tired of all the hardship them put this country through only wanted to get rich and secure a pension so now they have it they should go. Two terms in office and the only purpose them served is to make life harder and worst for everybody except for a a selective few like Mark Maloney Bejerkoff leroy Paris and thee rest of their indifferent worthless friends.


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