Case dismissed

The way is now clear for Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell to make his exit from the Tom Adams Financial Complex.

A short while ago, the Court of Appeal dismissed the case brought by Worrell challenging the right of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler to force him out of office.

The decision was handed down  by acting Chief Justice Sandra Mason, who along with Justices Andrew Burgess and Kaye Greenidge presided over today’s four-hour long hearing.

Immediately after the ruling was made, Worrell’s attorney, Gregory Nicholls, made a fresh appeal for an extension — this time to allow him to take the matter before the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of  Justice, but this was also denied by the court, which is to give reasons for its decision next Friday.



55 Responses to Case dismissed

  1. David E Hall
    David E Hall February 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Under the current labor laws any other outcome was impossible as courts have unwittenly decided that anyone can be fired by their employer and any time for any reason good or bad and the only “just” compensation the injured person can have is money. And in this case it did not matter if the damages awarded were billions because the Minister don’t have to pay a cent from his salary.

    • Steve L. Jemmott
      Steve L. Jemmott February 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Despite all the drafting legislation, ammendments etc. ; He who pays the piper ‘WILL ALWAYS” call the tune.

    • Donild Trimp February 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      David, no damages unless the employer violated the human rights code which is not an issue in this case so no punitive damages here.

      The only money due the Governor is the pay-out of his contract.

      Was a waste of time by attorney Nicholls.

  2. Joseph Harding February 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    As is the employer’s right. As long as the employee is correctly compensated the employer can dismiss.

  3. Hewers of wood February 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    i taught he could not be fired/removed from office????

    • miche February 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Was he hired ? if yes,, than its obvious,

  4. David Hall February 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    No surprises here given our current labor laws. The threshold of basically monetary compensation even for wrongful dismissal is set way too low and so employers know it can be exploited without any real worry.

    • miche February 23, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      The man is seventy-two!

  5. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin February 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Will my PrimeMinister speak now?….

    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson February 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Kim Gaskin, if he does it might prove interesting, very interesting.

    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor February 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    • Natalia Reid
      Natalia Reid February 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Annnnnnnnd that would be a no…

    • miche February 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      He already has,, Didn’t he say that its a matter before the court,and we must allow the court do its duty…what more do you want from him

    • Mary Amos
      Mary Amos February 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Nah. I doubt

  6. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson February 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    This could be fun!

  7. Hewers of wood February 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    @David H – True! so who is to blame????

  8. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock February 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    You guys don’t listen to fools like us just follow. my summary this morning can be fired at will !

  9. Zeus February 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I missing something how did wrongfull dismissal come into the equation when as far as I can remember the governor was given a choice resign or be fired …..he went straight to court before doing either

  10. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock February 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    David it’s not the courts law it’s a part of the hand book of the work place and except by the international Labour offices,if you had read my article this morning you would’ve seen that I closed my comments with the wording he can be fired at will.

  11. Alex Alleyne February 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    If it was said that the could not be “fired or removed” by Chris, then for sure a LAWSUIT coming……. More drama.
    I hope the PM step forward and fire Chris, maybe then he might add some votes come elections.

  12. John Wick
    John Wick February 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I could of tell him this for 2 liver cutters from pink star look how much money you waste

  13. Steve L. Jemmott
    Steve L. Jemmott February 23, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Isn’t there a series of possible compensation packages : viz sue + lieu, or lieu due ( ie. lieu time of contract remaining ) depending on being fired or resigning? I wonder which is the best card to pull ? The game has just began folks , take a seat please. It will be a long game.

  14. Denzel Williams
    Denzel Williams February 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I am my brother’s keeper

  15. Carson C Cadogan February 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    It just goes to show some Lawyers mislead people.

    Under Barbados’ labour laws any employer can not be forced to hire anyone or can not forced to keep any employee they no longer need.

    Any Lawyer worth his salt ought to know that. The Gov. was fighting an unfair dismissal case before he was dismissed. I dont know why the Court took so long to deal with this.

    • Peter February 24, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Carson C Cadogan you idiot. this was never about the law governing the dismissal/ It was about visibility. Maybe Gregory Nicholls is too bright for you. You dancing in the dark. Idiot

  16. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita February 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    A waste of time

  17. Steve L. Jemmott
    Steve L. Jemmott February 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    “Collateral damage” to get the money press. We have to print money ,….. It’s that simple. GS, Pilgrim made that clear. PM said this will be sorted. ok. why worry ? To hell with the economists and financial gurus postulating. Somebody will pay, WHO?…. you!

  18. BimJim February 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Personally, I think the Central Bank may be one of those national institutions which is supposed to be out of the reach of the politicians who appoint its officers.

    If that is the case, then neither any Minister nor even the Prime Minister has the authority to terminate his employment for any reason.

    The reason such institutions are out of the control of politicians is meant to be a balance against dishonesty and greed. Clearly Worrell did not make any calculations towards how to get the better of sheer stupidity.


  19. Not Too Bright February 23, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    How much can a new minister of finance do at this time with economy in such bad shape lending institutions would be willing to lend them the money but with very high interest rates and that the includes the IMF plus we coming to the end of the finacial year and it would be interesting to hear the estimates. if any

  20. Big Brown February 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    The question was never whether the GCB could be fired. It was whether the MOF followed due process. I doubt if this was even the real issue for the GCB. Read between the lines. I strongly believe that he wanted to bring the true state of our economy into the public spotlight in a way that simply packing his georgie bundle and going home would never have done. Thank God he had the courage to go this route or we would all be sitting here saying everything good.

    And imagine the insult of a Prime Minister saying he did not enquire into the matter. What a ****. Don’t let me sin my soul. Ah gone.

    • hcalndre February 23, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      @Big Brown: Give the PM a break, is he still in brooklyn? he made sure that he would not be around for the battle between the MOF and the Gov. of the CB. that`s what you call leadership.

  21. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy February 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    The Governor is an ass, plain and simple. will you take your boss to court then expect to have a working relationship with them, in this case the government?

  22. Carson C Cadogan February 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Owen Arthur, Min. of Finance, fired Central Bank Gov. Cox when he was twenty months into a five year contract as Gov. of the Barbados Central Bank.

    Just remember that.

  23. Khati D
    Khati D'Souza February 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Guess star boy doan know these judges. Smh do unto others!

    • hcalndre February 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      @Khati D`Souza, these judges are not elected, they are selected so they will return the favor to whoever.

  24. Zen waithe February 23, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    You know….this could be a great opportunity for change…..but pleeease let the choose the right person for the job next time .

  25. Zen waithe February 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Actually Owen Arthur might be a good man for the job

    • hcalndre February 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      @Zen waithe, you want Owen for the job? when Chris say to Owen, listen Gov, I want some fast cash now, what is Owen going to do, comply and then complain like we do in the marines. Don`t forget Owen is against the printing of money.h Money will be available like never before with the “Yes man or woman” that will replace Worrell.

  26. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    That is how politicians does treat you when you refused to do what they tell you to do.

  27. Ote wili February 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Y D.E.M aint let he went home fa pension like everybody else.

  28. Otis Skeete
    Otis Skeete February 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Y D.E.M aint send he home too fa pension like everybody else.

  29. Peter February 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The law is the law. All these comments are useless and unqualified opinions. Carson C Cadogan, you DEMs idiot. Winston Cox’s dismissal has NOTHING to do with this scenario. Everyone knows Arthur was and perhaps still is an arrogant son of a Beach. and probably had a few too many rums. This case was about visibility and wrong doing by both the now former governor and the soon to be discarded finance minister. Sometimes I think you Carson and Zeus are the same person. Your methods of defending the DEMs clearly shows your shallow , thic and slow well being.

  30. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm


  31. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm


  32. Chris February 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    If the Government can’t afford to pay out the Governor when the final figures are put on the table, do like what they did at Warrens. Give the Governor the Central Bank Building and turn around and rent it from him. At least there is a precedent. But make sure there is a section called “The Printery”.
    Dah is what I gotta say. Matter settled.

  33. Milli Watt February 23, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    aahhhhhhhh…….finally a bowl of scape goat soup bajan style with lots a worrells oops I mean dumplings.

  34. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba February 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    worrell sit back an enjoy de ride, dismiss in 4 months of ur 5 year contract hahahahahaha

  35. Mikey February 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Sinckler may have won the battle but not the War !!!
    Has anybody found out how much “sympathy” Worrell has
    received from the average citizen ???
    MY REAR END ??? “

  36. Joan Worrell February 24, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Mr. Delisle, I am a wayside lawyer. All I want is bus fare for this advice. There is something called sovereign law.The dismissal of the case by the Appeal Court of Barbados is final. No CCJ can over-rule it. God Bless Google. Here is the definition which will save you some money. Sovereignty. The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference.

  37. Dap February 24, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Give the job to Clyde

  38. Andy February 24, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Peter,is Carson wrong?The Hon.Owen Arthur fired Gov.Cox and people like you said nothing about it.You are a hypocrite.

  39. Denny Smith February 24, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Well I guess that some how Mr Worrell will find a way to place this case before the Employment Rights tribunal. There, the case could go on for years.
    May be its time to go feed the koi fish in the pond. This can be very soothing as a retirement hobby!!!!
    He will find another big money making gig and go on to make huge incomes for the next 50 years.
    He is a smart man!!!!!!!

  40. Donild Trimp February 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Dap I have a better plan.

    Dr.Worrell runs on the BLP ticket this coming election and is elected.

    Dr.Worrell is given the post of Minister of Finance.

  41. Nathaniel Samuels February 24, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Owen Arthur, as Prime Minister who I believe has a right to hire and fire. He was top of the food chain.
    Maybe the governor went to court to make a point of showing up what is actually going on with the printing of money. He surely would have been aware of the consequences of a court case.

  42. Nathaniel Samuels February 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Donild, seems that you are the weekend jester.


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