Marshall calls rift between Sinckler and Worrell scandalous

Former attorney general Dale Marshall is describing as “scandalous” the ongoing dispute between the Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr Delisle Worrell.

Speaking Saturday at a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) press briefing, Marshall also described the on-going situation as a tragedy.

“The future of our economy is now to be determined not by fiscal planners, not by economists, but by three judges in the Court of Appeal whose forte happens to be law – now that’s a tragedy,” Marshall said.

The BLP representative for St Joseph noted that the impasse was occurring at a time when the economic future of Barbados was uncertain. He held that this was an additional example to the “nine years of poor governance” under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), administration.

“The people of Barbados are the ones whose fate hang in the balance and whose future and whose currency’s future is dependent not on the collective wisdom of our leaders, but it is dependent on a court decision that is to be given [this] week and that’s what Barbados has come to,” Marshall said.

“It is scandalous that we should have an Attorney General appearing in court with the Solicitor General to try to salvage a situation that [has made us] the laughing stock of the Caribbean.”

News emerged recently that Sinckler reportedly met with the Central Bank Governor on February 9 and gave him the option of either tendering his resignation by February 13, or be fired.

However, Worrell, through his attorneys, filed an injunction in the High Court, barring Sinckler from firing him. (KK)

10 Responses to Marshall calls rift between Sinckler and Worrell scandalous

  1. Peter February 19, 2017 at 11:09 am

    This has gone beyond scandalous. Tongues are wagging all around the region. and among Barbadians residing overseas. I was requested by business associates in four offshore jurisdiction for economic reports and updates. Apparently Barbados Todays coverage is not to their satisfaction. I could have told them so. Lots of wild reports are surfacing. Some of which are clearly politically motivated. Lots of claims and denials. There is truly confusion. One major question or rather popular question being asked was is Mr. Stuart really in charge and what is he doing.

  2. Tony Webster February 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

    @Peter: Cha, man, de guy who is the subject of the various enquiries which you have received – not to mention the similar questions on the minds of 280,000 Bajan souls here- is busy getting his fifddle all tuned-up, in order that he will be able to do something really useful when Rome’s lights “come on”.

    Nex’ question, please.

  3. Peter February 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Webby boy you does spesk in tongues sometimes. I tell you and Hal already you writing too deep for me Sometimes I have to ask our friend over an away to explain. Anyhow, he tell me you mean that while the government and the court fiddling bout, the country still in darkness but when everything is released and he doesn’t mean all the sheet, things will come to light. I hope he got that right. Oh by the way It was not just one guy that asked me. Queries came from several people in many countries. Quite a few Bajans who have properties here.

  4. Hal Austin February 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm


    I once herd Dale speak in London about the Barbados model of development. I hope he has a Barbados model for the central bank.
    All we are hearing is waffle about what is wrong and that the wrong personalities are in place. Dt Walcott has already told us that the BLP is not devaluing.
    We already know that a previous BLP government sold the bank and insurance company, did a public/private finance initiative to build a Bds$800m prison, and a white elephant of a court building.
    What master plans does the BLP have? They cannot keep their powder dry for ever.

  5. Hal Austin February 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm


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    Khati D'Souza February 19, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Its haloween, come disguised as you.

  7. hcalndre February 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I said the white elephant on White Park would not improve the court system from the day it opened. I can tell you what is the main thing over there is a dress code, and that have done nothing for the long delays where the accused have to wait 7 years to have a matter heard.

  8. Peter February 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    hcaindre my friend perhaps you do not know but that beautiful Law court you talking about is really to impress visiting legal luminaries from all about. The car park should be on two levels at $1.00 per hour to all visiting persons. Sinkler here’s some money fuh yuh.

  9. jus me February 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Aw!! C,mon boys.
    Yuh living in filth and studying why yuh shoes ent clean.??
    Gimee a brek?

  10. Sunshine Sunny Shine February 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I would never believe that persons of your ilk could use the word scandalous. This is one of the reasons why people have no confidence certain members of the BLP. You should have been investigated for the amount of scandals you were involved in during your so call servitude as Attorney General. There is a reason why you are referred to as Dall Coverup. Mottley should have put you out to sea a long time ago but she prefers loyal puppets.


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