You’re fired!

After receiving the all clear from the Court of Appeal yesterday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has made good on his threats to fire Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell.

Worrell’s attorney Gregory Nicholls confirmed to Barbados TODAY this morning that his client had been given his walking papers, less than 24 hours after the Court of Appeal threw out Worrell’s injunction blocking his dismissal from the top post.

However, Nicholls has warned that the matter is far from over since Worrell intends to challenge the minister’s right to dismiss him, all the way to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice, which is this island’s final court of appeal, if necessary.

The 72-year-old Worrell has been serving in the post for nearly eight years now, following his appointment to the post back in 2009.

The Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed two appeals made by the Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell to stay on at the Bank. Here, Worrell with his attorney-at-law Gregory Nicholls.

At this hour the six-member Central Bank board is meeting to consider a suitable replacement for Worrell, with Central Bank sources indicating that an appointment is likely to made later today.

The developments come amid serious concerns about this island’s economic stability.

In recent months, the outgoing Governor and the Minister of Finance have been at odds over the printing of money and the need for more fiscal restructuring.

Internally, the embattled Worrell was also faced challenges of excessive spending and in relation to his general administration of the bank.

He is expected to issue a press statement by weekend.


37 Responses to You’re fired!

  1. Santini More
    Santini More February 24, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    One down, many more incompetent liars to go.

  2. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown February 24, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Donald Trump presents….. lol you’re fired!!!!

    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt February 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Nah Donald mock Vincent kennedy Machon from Wrestling saying you’re Fired.

  3. Haskell Murray February 24, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    When your boss no longer has confidence in you he has the right to get rid of you, just take you compensation and leave. You are just wasting money on legal fees. man you are 72 years old just go home and retire

  4. Hamza Azul
    Hamza Azul February 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Time for Chris to find someone to print his money without question

  5. Kamila Burrowes
    Kamila Burrowes February 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Murdah this int good at all lawd have mercy

  6. Tamesha Padmore
    Tamesha Padmore February 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm


  7. North Point February 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I believe that the Governor should take a page from Kenny Rogers< "THE GAMBLER".

    You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    Know when to run
    You never count your money
    When you're sittin' at the table
    There'll be time enough for countin'
    When the dealin's done

    The deal is done Governor. You are not getting back your job, just ask Mr. Darwin Dottin, former COP.
    So as Donald Trump would say on the apprentice ,

  8. Lennox hewitt February 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Wwe boss Vince does tell u to your face You’re Fired lol .

  9. Yap Bait February 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    He probably wishes that the Privy Council was still the go to entity for appeals..about a year in wait time, which would run down the election clock.

  10. Heather Scott
    Heather Scott February 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Lmao looka look

  11. Foolish Me February 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    It would also be nice if the people possess that real power , de jure power, to do the same by referendum for the elected.

  12. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain February 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    A lesson learnt….but this is only alledgedly the beginning…

  13. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne February 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    According to the Draytons Two aka the Spouge Kings, “Too late shall be your cry”.

  14. Boogie February 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    The money isn’t going to print itself is it?!!!

  15. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall February 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    This grunt tell so much lies for this administration. Refused to have press conference with the media. But his power have come to a end. Go home and relax .

  16. G.G Billingy
    G.G Billingy February 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    A genuine professional would have avoided this humiliation & simply resign.

  17. Mervyn Hope
    Mervyn Hope February 24, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Three years pay at $240k plus equivalent of allowances. Another million added to the debt

  18. Maria T Holdipp
    Maria T Holdipp February 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    De Lie has been fired… Sinker should fire himself next.

  19. Alex Alleyne February 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    How sweet a song it will be when those same words are read to CHRIS……..”you’re fired”.
    BDS credit bad, so where we going to get money from now that the printing machine plug get pull-out.

  20. Hal Austin February 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    The minister of finance must have derived some psychological satisfaction from his public humiliation of the governor of the central bank.
    It send the message that highly qualified Barbadians, no matter what their political views, will be foolish to give up decent positons overseas to return to work for the public sector.

    • Carson C Cadogan February 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      “…..derived some psychological satisfaction from his public humiliation of the governor of the central bank”

      Did Owen Arthur derived satisfaction from his firing of Central Bank Gov. WINSTON COX less than two years into a five year contract?

    • miche February 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      Hal, You are climbing high,,so you know what happens when a monkey does this

  21. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 24, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    DeLies gine now start spilling the beans. Sinkhole is next.

  22. Alex Alleyne February 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    So relax people, from here on in ALL WILL BE WELL. Money flowing left, right and center.

  23. Tony Webster February 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    @Hal: On target, my friend! This indeed is the greater sin; the greater loss, to the nation. My dad told me c.1955, when I was yet in short pants, and trying to understand the way the world worked, I ventured to ask howcum so many “unsuitable” ( I take literary licence to moderate my actual adjective) folks end up in government, and he had then explained, “Tony, good people do not wish to get down in the political gutter and get dirty, so it defaults to all sorts of “folks” ( literary licence, again) running the country” . NB: this was in Grenada, c.1955, Eric Matthew Gairy, then ascendant.

  24. Mikey February 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    The gud ting bout dis “firing” ting is dat not uh politician gine fire Chris,,,, d ordinary peple in d voting booths jess waiting to do dere ting !!!

    • miche February 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Dont hold your breath,,,,

  25. Vernel Nicholls
    Vernel Nicholls February 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    The same stick that lick dick does lock bob

  26. Joan Worrell February 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I feel sorry for Mr. Worrell but he should have phoned me instead of going for a lawyer. I would have told him to report sick immediately. Tell his doctor that the news came as a shock and he is suffering from palputations. The labour laws of Barbados says that you can’t be fired when on sick leave. There is no doctor or lawyer in the world that can tell you that you don’t suffer from nightmares and palputations. Man I would have given Sinckler gripe for the next year. The doctor’s fee would be 150 dollars per visit and let’s say he visited once a month, that would only be 1800 dollars in medical fees.He is over 65 and the medication would not cost more than 200 dollars for the year. That is a total of 2000 dollars. Compare that with the money in legal fees to be paid. If any of my children had come home and tell me that they wanted to study economics, I would have ceased to support him/her.

  27. Joan Worrell February 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Above should read ‘palpitations instead of palputations”

  28. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce February 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Go agrofest get som seedlings start a kitchen garden n relax wonder where ya big grin ya had d other day gone

  29. Hewers of wood February 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    so then he could have been fired!!!!!!!!!

    • miche February 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Anytime you are HIRED,,, you can be FIRED,,plain and simple

      • Hewers of wood February 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

        There was some big heads on here saying that the Governor COULD NOT BE FIRED.

  30. LaffOutLoud February 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Lol. He MIGHT have had ‘palputations’ after dee IMF “computations”. lol again.

  31. Cavil Best February 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Winston Cox was fired by Rt. Honourable Owen Arthur former Prime Minister no one said anything so why all the hullabaloo the Finance Minister hired him and he also has the legal right to fired him Hal Austin.


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