Central Bank and the Nation Newspaper – Bank Regulator and Media House

 Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank

Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank

The Central Bank of Barbados respects and embraces freedom of the press and the importance of the dissemination of timely and accurate information and as such has not banned the Nation Corporation.

The front page of the Sunday Sun of May 11, 2014, carried the headline “Cut Off”. The Bank assures media practitioners in Barbados as well as the public at large that it will continue to keep all media houses fully abreast of all developments on economic and other pertinent matters which fall under its purview, including the Nation Publishing Company, as is normal.

The Nation Publishing Company will receive all Press Releases and other communications issued by the Central Bank, and all media houses and the general public have free access to the Central Bank’s website, where all our statements, reports, data and speeches, and all other publications are posted – Central Bank of Barbados Press Release

The decision by the Governor Delisle Worrell to ban Nation reporters from attending press conferences hosted by the Central Bank has generated a lot of public comment. BU held an ambivalent position up until  reading the above press release issue today by the Central Bank.

One is forced to ask who is running the institution. Why issue a press release to state the obvious? Banning the Nation’s reporters at press conferences OBVIOUSLY prevents that media house from probing the Governor et al as they desire, a tenet of practicing freedom of the press.

BU sides with head of the private sector who commented today that the Central Bank appears to be trying to kill an ant with a hammer (our words). It boggles the mind if the Governor felt so strongly on a matter he could not see the light to issue a warning letter. In any event what we are witnessing on both sides is mediocrity at its best.

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78 Comments on “Central Bank and the Nation Newspaper – Bank Regulator and Media House”

  1. David May 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM #

    Can anyone, anyone explain how the Central Bank and the Governor issued a ban on the Nation newspaper but yet welcome them with open arms at a function this week? The question is against the background of the Central Bank not making any statement which nullified the ban on the Nation. What is this tom foolery?

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  2. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad May 24, 2014 at 5:39 PM #

    http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/u-k-serious-fraud-office-investigating-harlequin-resorts/

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  3. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad May 24, 2014 at 5:48 PM #

    David | May 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM | @
    If they are asked more Questions , the Answers will lead to where all the Billions of VAT and other taxes went to before and After Mai and Owen, the PM Fumble today and his AG and MoF.
    It will then lead to an Audit of what was bought and what was paid for by the Crooked Parties DLP< BLP and the NEW DBLP governemnts

    Under the new Banking laws of Basel 3 Banking ,, they will have to show movement and what is laundered in different manners,
    That then will make Auditor to look at the Land in which was used , Now to apply the law before Sir Henry Forde use his pimp title to weaken the laws and the rules to Crook and steal as they please,
    And David you know the rest . We are where we are now because the POLICE and the DPP is in the pocket of the parties, ,

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