No Tears for the Central Bank Governor

Submitted by Heather Cole

Submitted by Heather Cole

Don’t cry for him Barbados

The truth is he never loved you

During these wild years

He kept his promises to the DEMS

So you keep your distance!”

Perhaps a rewrite of the famous song about Eva Peron is in order with the above sentiments expressed by Barbadians. Clearly the bromance that never was, between the Minister of Finance of Barbados and the Governor of the Central Bank of plotting and overseeing the economic demise of Barbados is over.

Barbados Today reported that the fall out between the Governor and the Minister of Finance was with regards to the Governor’s inability to explain the country’s diminishing economic fortunes and rising administrative tensions within the Central Bank.

Again perhaps the economy has taken its final turn for the worse and is on its official death bed and the dreaded devaluation near. The blame game is underway with the Minister of Finance trying to squarely push the responsibility for failure of the economy on the Governor. The Governor clearly does not wish to be the fall guy. His strange action to avert blame from himself by appealing to the Court of Law against his dismissal is indeed cause for comment.

On one hand we had a governor who was a willing accomplice of this administration at every turn for the last 8 years producing alternate facts in speech, actions and data in support of the policies of the government. It is not that some of his economic policies were successful. He has a long list failures and unethical practices. He sold junk bonds to an unsuspecting public, scrubbed the Central Banks website of data and frequently produced data to paint the economy in a positive light. His action of holding $5 million in the Central Bank for Leroy Parris was illegal. He incessantly printed money, offloaded funds to Bjorn Bjerkham who should never have been appointed to any public board in Barbados. Let us also not forget his attempt to practice nepotism. Then it was the matter of the many economic downgrades that affected the country’s credit rating.

He supported and never admonished the Minister of Finance for his reckless economic onslaught against the people of Barbados. The Governor’s actions not only affected the economy but in extension endangered the livelihood of many Barbadians as it was also indirectly responsible for job loss. He did not perform as a Governor of a Central Bank but as a piggy bank for the Minister of Finance. His actions created capital flight and a scarcity in foreign exchange. Our currency has already been devalued in the eyes of our eastern Caribbean neighbours’ and Guyana.

In another place and another time his actions against the state would be tantamount to treason. This now reminds one of Cardinal Wolsey’s fall from grace when he failed to secure the kings wishes. So what did Mr. Sinckler so desperately want that the Governor could not provide that led to his firing? Was it more than what was stated above?

He has damaged his credibility as a practicing economist and brought shame to the title of Governor of a Central Bank. He sold out the livelihood of the people of Barbados and on reflection the People of Barbados should be taking him to court. His actions are at loggerheads with his profession he has not provided sound economic advice to support the economic growth of Barbados through monetary policy. That is the sole purpose of his job.

No one should be even a bit unhappy to see him removed as Governor of the Central Bank. He is now like a product on the shelf that is long past its expiry date. It will be a sad day if the Court rules in favour of the Governor of the Central Bank as it would be, even at this late stage legalizing the economic death of the island of Barbados by giving an unfit Governor the right to continue to destroy the economy.

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353 Comments on “No Tears for the Central Bank Governor”

  1. Gabriel February 17, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    David
    You are so correct in your brief ‘analytics’ of the goings on at the CB.If we are to impute rationality of what is so far in the public domain we ought to conclude that the one common denominator is the lack of interactive skills displayed by the Governor.
    At the outset the Governor is no employee.He has a term contract of employment and there should be conditions which determine his dismissal.Let it be clear that nobody has a right to any position anywhere in Barbados.
    Further,Worrell,in spite of his friend William Skinner’s views,has displayed an autocratic disposition in his management style and has succeeded in alienating very senior officials of the Bank viz:Cliviston,Bernard and Janis.Further he has refused to engage the Fourth Estate as well as accept the lawful authority of the Barbados Statsitical Service.
    In short Worrell might be an economist,even one of repute,but given his track record in interacting with people he is short on management skills.I think Christine LaGarde would support that observation entirely.

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  2. Hants February 17, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    @ David,

    Let us hope The Prime Minister intervenes. It is time for the “LEADER” to act decisively.

    Let the world see that Barbados is not a plantain republic.

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  3. Tron February 17, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

    Look at https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/02/03/more-cuts/

    When the Central Bankster spoke like many on BU, the Sinckler had no other choice than to fire him.

    Very soon the time of endless talk on TV, in lecture halls, at cocktal parties and political rallies is over. Payday is coming for everybody earning money in BBD.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

    Not many would know that Worrell was once at MF…he also since then has had issues with La Grade….he obviously lacks interpersonal relationship skills because of the central bank issues, cannot relate to the media and acknowledge that they too have a job to do…….and should not be heading up any state institution as a contracted worker…..with those issues.

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  5. ac February 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM #

    Whether Worrell goes or stays make for great political grease wheeling .
    However what is of most important and relevant are the offers which new and old establishment can offer as alternatives that are critical to uprooting rebuilding and restructuring the economy
    It is obvious even to a blind man on a trotting horse that old ideas have outlived there usefulness and should be put out the pasture
    The truth of engagement lies beneath a doctrine of having mauby pockets and having glorious expectations.
    Apart from all that is shown the audacity of expecting free lunch within a developing country whose population has expanded over the years is asking too much .

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  6. William Skinner February 17, 2017 at 10:20 AM #

    @ David

    @William

    “You do not understand the issue with Worrell.”

    Kindly enlighten me, Sir.

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  7. Bush Tea February 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM #

    Worrell is OBVIOUSLY a piss poor leader.
    However, he is in good company….

    Piss poor leadership is also endemic in politics, business, the public service, the army, the police, in sport, in the damn church ….and everywhere else.

    This is a simple case of an arrogant, piss-poor, leader (who bullied those under his authority) being bullied by another arrogant piss-poor leader, ….who will shortly also be fired by an arrogant REALLY piss-poor, ‘leader’.

    Wanna obviously don’t realise how low we have sunk as a country…. or even the concept of bajan brass bowlery….. and karma..
    BUT WE ALL WILL FEEL IT SHORTLY.

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  8. David February 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM #

    @Pacha

    Worrell has been running amok at the central bank for years. He has alienated most senior managers because of his autocratic style. It is something the MoF and Board have been aware for years. Because he is the Governor he is given respect by default. What is happening is a first for Barbados and about time!

    >

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  9. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 17, 2017 at 10:39 AM #

    @ AC

    WTF!!!

    You cant be serious!!

    You said “…However what is of most important and relevant are the offers which new and old establishment can offer as alternatives that are critical to uprooting rebuilding and restructuring the economy…”

    You really want some of that grease that you mentioned as political greasing and the axle of that wheel that you mentioned pushed up where the sun dont shine…

    Your administration of the DLP is the party at the steering wheeel which should have been rebuilding and restructuring the economy during the 2 terms wunn effers had

    Steupseeee..

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  10. David February 17, 2017 at 10:43 AM #

    @William

    See response to Pacha.

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  11. David February 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM #

    Now we are reading that Worrell is prepared to go all the way to the CCJ. Do you understand how this will influence the market in a negative way. Do you understand why those in leadership positions while this mess came to a head cannot be given a pass?

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  12. ac February 17, 2017 at 10:57 AM #

    Yes i am serious Worell goes or Worell stays does not remove the underlying factors that are the main factors inhibiting the country economic pefromance
    Again i must reiterate there is no free lunch.
    Those who have ears to hear let them hear

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  13. NorthernObserver February 17, 2017 at 11:09 AM #

    “Yes i am serious Worell goes or Worell stays does not remove the underlying factors that are the main factors inhibiting the country economic pefromance”

    You are correct. The real issues lie in spending versus revenue and overall policy and those are issues for the MoF and the PM to address. They are not related to the CB.

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  14. Pachamama February 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM #

    David

    William Skinner has an affinity for Worrell

    Pacha too. And his wife has been a proper bird.

    But if he’s been doing Shiite, we say let the guillotine fly

    Our country has to be more important than any one man/woman/set of people

    And we don’t care who he/she/it/them is/are.

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  15. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 11:58 AM #

    “It is obvious even to a blind man on a trotting horse that old ideas have outlived there usefulness and should be put out the pasture”

    The retarded ACs cant see that the leaders are in the same boat as Worrell or they would have in the last years, updateď the 16th century constitution to a more modern version, fixed the problems in the judiciary and dismantle government corruption. ..they should all be fired.

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  16. millertheanunnaki February 17, 2017 at 1:01 PM #

    @ David February 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    The economic shit has hit the political fan causing bedlam in Bridgetown, bacchanal on the Church Greens and ruction in the CB Board room.

    Now you can understand the rush to reinstate the salaries of the Cabinet members and colleagues. The devil will take the hindmost for other public servants

    Lord Fumble’s Mickey Mouse administration is about to fall like a pack of cards with a full-house of jokers once propped up by the subservient sycophantic political puppet called Deliar Worthless who has been made the sacrificial lamb in adorable worship of Dolus.

    Not even the abracadabra magical return of that missing $300 million in foreign reserves would be enough to sell your soul to save your sorry ass from moral purgatory.

    “I will never Lie, Cheat or Steal” is the cursed 11th Commandment of Bajan shame given by DT (Deus Terribilis).

    What have Bajans done to their own anthropomorphic god to deserve what is about to come tumbling down on them from Mount Misery? Lord Yahweh, please have Mercy on poor Bim!

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  17. Vincent Haynes February 17, 2017 at 1:21 PM #

    Miller

    I am at a loss,this govt has not refuted OSAs 90 day warning based on which the sheeple are starting to look around and some,the ones with the bell are getting panicky,yet this govt is not doing anything to allay their fears.

    We have heard of two options an IMF loan arrangement which will not be triggered under 6 months or a loan from UAE or China……what are they waiting for as time is of the essence?

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  18. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM #

    Miller…they are all indeed panicky, even the known crooks on the island have now found themselves trapped..

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  19. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 1:43 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93648/board-cuts-charter-service

    Miller…look, the beginning of the end.

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  20. ac February 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM #

    Well of Course everyone wants to talk about falling reserves but no one wants to talk about contributing and continuous factors that should be brought to bear and which includes society dependence on govt expenditure to fill in all gaps and leaks

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  21. Prodigal Son February 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM #

    Ac,
    Are we there yet?

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  22. enuff February 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM #

    ac gone berserk. dwl

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  23. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 2:25 PM #

    Vincent,
    Journalism has got no special rights. Thee is a principle in journalism that the journalist would rather go to prison than reveal a source. That stands.

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  24. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 2:26 PM #

    Lol…the ACs gotta go more than beserk, everything is on fire, I wont spit on them….let them burn…lol

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  25. David February 17, 2017 at 2:31 PM #

    Printing money translate to drain on forex IF you are not earning to support standard of living.

    >

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  26. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM #

    David,

    Plse, plse avoid the talk about foreign reserves. You are simply wrong. I know it is like an addiction in Barbados, but I blame poor economic leadership, in particular from our academics.
    If you want advice on finance, seek out the CFA members in Barbados. Last time I checked there were about 28 – that was years ago. Forget the Cave Hill economists.

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  27. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 2:37 PM #

    David Ames of Harlequin infamy has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office. I hope the attorney general puts a freeze on all his activities in Barbados.

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  28. NorthernObserver February 17, 2017 at 2:47 PM #

    Injunction lifted….so who is the GoCB?

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  29. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 2:57 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93659/injunction-reportedly-lifted

    The blight pf yardfowls….when their destructive value is no longer needed…the ACs are next.

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  30. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 3:05 PM #

    http://ow.ly/usJ23096VEV

    Hal…the dimwitted AG Adriel would look at Ames as a white hero, not as a criminal who should be in a Barbados or St. Vincent prison…the leaders in Barbados do not have the mental capacity to deal with this level of white criminal….neither does the useless judiciary, DPP or police force they got on the island..

    Harlequin chairman Ames charged with fraud
    By Christine Dawson 17 Feb, 2017 at 13:01

    Harlequin chairman Ames charged with fraud
    The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Harlequin Group chairman David Ames with three counts of fraud.

    He will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March. Ames is charged on three counts of fraud by abuse of position.

    The charges relate to activity between January 2010 and June 2015.

    The SFO and Essex Police, announced it was investigating the Harlequin Group of companies on 5 March 2013.

    According to the SFO, investors who invested in Harlequin through a Sipp and received financial advice from a firm which is no longer trading may be able to claim compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

    The SFO has a page on its website dedicated to Harlequin, which will provide further updates on the case.”

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  31. David February 17, 2017 at 3:13 PM #

    @Hal

    Whichever way you twist it we must EARN forex to support consumption personal and business.

    >

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  32. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 3:17 PM #

    David,
    Yes, but it is the centrality of foreign reserves. FR is not an economic policy. Even China has shifted from exporting cheap products to consumption. We can do better that.
    We need to widen the debate over the future of the economy from devaluation and foreign reserves.

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  33. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 3:18 PM #

    Well well,

    This is what happens when you are obsessed with foreign reserves.

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  34. David February 17, 2017 at 3:32 PM #

    @Hal

    Can’t disagree with you here.

    >

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  35. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 3:49 PM #

    David,

    As soon as Ames was charged in London his assets in Barbados should have been frozen.

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  36. Sunshine Sunny Shine February 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM #

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  37. ac February 17, 2017 at 3:56 PM #

    Why would ac go berserck especially when ac house is in order owes no one nutting and most of all does not depend on govt for pint
    However the berserk ones are those who always see doom and gloom and shouting like chicken little
    prodigal and others from the doom and gloom bridgade to name a few

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  38. Gabriel February 17, 2017 at 5:02 PM #

    Cruise ship visitors must play a larger role in the retention of US dollars in Barbados.Entertainment must be the game changer to encourage more spend.We have the people and the venues.Put the logistics in place to put them and our visitors together at a price.

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  39. dPdribbler February 17, 2017 at 5:10 PM #

    @ Hal Austin February at 2:25 PM “Journalism has got no special rights. Thee is a principle in journalism that the journalist would rather go to prison than reveal a source. That stands.”

    Thus I am always completely confounded that you and your colleague journalist Moore would hold that secrecy of source sacrosanct and yet palaver here irritatingly about anonymity and pseudonyms.

    What an absolute spittle into air nonsense !

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  40. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 5:28 PM #

    dpdribbler

    You are confused. If you do not understand the nuanced argument just butt out. Carl and I have always defended the rights of whistleblowers. Editors in the UK have gone to prison for defending contacts.

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  41. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93660/worrell-reprieve-injunction-lifted-reinstated

    Seesaw for Worrel.

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  42. Hal Austin February 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM #

    This is unfair and disrespectful to the minister. It is not his fault that he cannot do simple arithmetic. When he grows up he ought to be a finance minister.

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  43. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 17, 2017 at 5:58 PM #

    wunna ammmmm may be interested to know dat ammmmmm wid all de “readership” dat de ole man getting fuh de grandson’s “Stoopid Cartoon” fliers dat de ole man campaign is now getting ammmmmmmmm “regulated”

    Now what dis means is one simple ting which is dat de office of de Attorney General of Barbados one driel Nitwit under instructions by ammmmmmmm Fumbles stuart has and of course not to be left out Mugabe Mottley has taken insult from the

    “No to the DLP and No the BLP” campaign dat de ole man running.

    Now it really is not too important whether IMGUR does or does not let de ole man publish pun dem site, causing dere is thousands of other ones that will publish de grandson materialsjes so.

    But what is important (dat is ef dese insignificant things are important) is that dem has gone all de way to de United States of America to complain for de ole man and me grandson and “DE STOOPID CARTOONS”

    Nowhere is the thing that wunna gots to unnerstand about the sequencing of these events.

    AC and she peoples ent really badger de ole man even doah he was saying some serious tings bout dem but suddenly as soon as there is talk bout a third party AND DE OLE MAN START TO SUPPORT THAT THRUST wunna Mugabe-ites complaining.

    Ironically wunna did not want to work wid de ole man at any time when wunna warn way wunna peeples dem with the DON NOT ENGAGE INSTRUCTIONS.

    Well here is a bit of information to Kerrie Symmonds, And Ralph Thorne and Eddie Hinkson, and George Payne and even you Shark teets Dale Marshal and all uh wunna.

    All uh wunna Mugabe-ites telephones are being tapped!!

    All uh wunna who has pledges to support the covenant with the Devil are now being monitored on wunna phones for all wunna communications

    So wunna is being internally and externally monitored.

    By the DLP devices and by Mugabe’s devices so wunna can be forewarned and make sure that

    (a) when you go anywhere to discuss your secret conversations turn off wunna phones and tek out de battery and remove the chip from the phone BEFORE WUNNA START TALKING

    (b) ammmmmmmmm ********** or

    (c) ammmmmmmmm *****

    Since wunna is not any fried of mine I will not tell wunna bout B and C

    Your whatsapp communications are not secure …..

    Have wunnaselves a good evening hear?? heheheheheh

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  44. de Pedantic dribbler February 17, 2017 at 6:22 PM #

    There is confusion. Undoubtedly. But not in my head.

    There can be absolutely no line drawn between the prattle both of you offer to unmask anonymity here on BU and the inviolate principle of an anonymous source.

    You both proffer a ‘nuanced’ hypocrisy to validate your so-called ‘nuanced argument’ and shroud the debate with a poorly veiled palaver that anonymous bloggers are quick to vitriol and name calling, when in fact several named bloggers – yourself not least principal among the lot – have a very aggressive, nigh ad hominem, writing style.

    It was most amusing when one such blogger unmasked himself to Moore. It was almost possible to see the utter disbelief on his face from the incredulity that seeped through those typed words: he knew the man and his family from secondary school. He just couldn’t believe the man was now so incredibly caustic to his fellows.

    So saying that editors go to prison to protect sources is rather incredulous I think.

    You want to incarcerate the minds of the many bloggers here for exercising the same principle which you applaud in any of your UK journalist: holding dear anonymity!

    Sounds hypocritical to me, bro.

    Let this not suggest that beyond that peccadillo I think you and Moore don’t write well and offer otherwise solid commentary… you both do. But then again maybe I am in fact just confused. LOLL.

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  45. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 17, 2017 at 7:04 PM #

    De Ingrunt Word now DpD,

    I agree with you 50% as per the solid commentary that Mr. Austin offers, not the other fellow though, he says nothing other than he wants to know who we are.

    There are a few things that I will try in my ingrunce to explain.

    Mr. Austin is of the old school that when they say my “nable string bury dey” he means it and is proud of it and, while he sojourns in the UK, the land where all black men go start raving crazy and where racism is institutionalized sometimes we all want to “come home”

    A thing which can and will never happen but it is a yearning to go back where we can never go again.

    Mr. Austin’s wish to have us all reveal ourselves DOES NOT COME FROM VINDICTIVENESS NOR THE DESIRE TO SUE US ALL past our grandmother’s graves but his is a genuine desire that we would rise to a level where all bajans could say what they wanted without being victimized.

    He lived in Englant with its millions of people and expansive land mass where you can tell a feller KMA and lef and go somewhere 100 miles away and never see that man again.

    When I tell Carl Moore bout his affliction where he gonna run to? Ghost Busters?

    Carl is a litigious man who believes that citizens are to be hobbled, muzzled and blinkered while he, so called editor at the Nation and his ilk dictate what we say, when and to whom.

    You DIW is not anyone in Carl’s world because you ent no Mottley or Symmonds and the reason he needs to unmask us all it so that the usual dynamic that obtains in Barbados will come into play.

    This is why he hates Barbados Underground as he does and has it as his pilgrimage to unmask it.

    You have to forgive Mr. Austin because HE DOES NOT LIVE HERE and cannot ever understand the nuances of a 11 x 14 rock in the sea where he has not ived for years and which Aussie Moore has never left but for a so called journalism conference in Trinidad or at best Miami FOR 2 WEEKS.

    DE graas green but the rope tied short…Moore’s “shelf life” is like coconut water, 3 days in the fridge and den it gone flat.

    When you start getting older and your hair starts dropping out, and your teeth dont have gums to hold to any more, or is tht moore, and your eyesight fails, and your doggie (still) does not get up and you are compulsorily retired, and you start to forget things, and you tell even more lies about things, yes de ole man is talking about the Trunk-ian Syndrome epitomized by SCROTUM, when that starts happening with you you will understand what drives men like Carl Moore.

    To be relevant. to find one last fray to jump into.

    Let me share with you something that will put this in context.

    Most men and women relinquish control to their children at around 65, they become aware of their mortality and they pass the mantle of succession.

    Look at Trunk and what you see is that he does not wish to release anything, he is holding onto the Presidency and the Trunk Empire (name) and the Hollywood Apprentice show as his immature mentality is prone to do.

    Leave Mr. Austin alone.

    you can only hope that what will happen is that, one day, he will see the true nature of Bulbados.

    We can only hope that he will find out why we are, the Anonymice, and must hide in the Masks that we wear because we know what the Night of the Long Knives holds for us when the 34 rounds of the 2 Glock 17 magazines are empty.

    All one can hope for is that in addition to the emissaries sent that they will also come.

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  46. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 17, 2017 at 7:09 PM #

    You are not is*** heheheh ( I was to yave put the vernacular in quotation marks to represent Bajan speech creole or whatever we does call it

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  47. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 7:18 PM #

    Yeah Hal….these small governments allow white criminals and others to rampage through Barbados and the Caribbean with their fraudulent scams in the name pf fpreign exchange and then get made embarassed…., each and every time, yet they never learn.

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  48. Enuff February 17, 2017 at 7:23 PM #

    Wahloss but Piece you backing a party with whistle blower legislation…hahaaaaa.

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  49. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 8:26 PM #

    Piece….they are all panicky, which is a good thing, the ministers and politicians ought to read the comments on barbadostoday and nationnews, they will notice that no one is afraid of, impressed with or by any of DBLP politicians….or the newer ones either for that matter…

    ….the jig and scams and deceit are now a waste of energy their energy, no one will ever believe them again apart from their stupid yardfowls, after 9 years of BU, some years of BFP, couple years of ND….millions of shared comments in the island, regionally and internationally and these fools dont believe that everyone in the world…outside of the natives in the jungle cut off from civilization…..knows all about them and what they do on the island….well they would be more retarded than we thought….that ship been sailing for years…lol

    As for the known crooked business people and dishonest lawyers on the island, if they dont know that there are numerous ways to share information on and offline with others regionally and internationally about their criminal activities …..they themselves are even more stupid than we thought…

    like I told the clown Anonymous this morning….who obviously did not think his little speech all the way through until I pointed out the obvious….there is no Barbados to take back….all the crimes and thefts and cheating, lies and deceit against the majority, has reached it’s limits.

    Wait until they hear what’s in store for them…..brought on by their own dishonesty.

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  50. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI February 17, 2017 at 8:54 PM #

    @ Well Well and Consequences

    No truer words have been spoken about the new generation and the electorate to be seduced in this coming general election

    You said “…the ministers and politicians ought to read the comments on barbadostoday and nationnews, they will notice that no one is afraid of, impressed with or by any of DBLP politicians…”

    and this is precisely it NOYONE IS AFRAID OF THEM

    And that is why Mugabe is keeping a low profile

    THis is almost 9 months that their site has been saying ” We are working on our new site. Please sign up for alerts….”

    NINE MONTHS!! and this is what the official site of the Opposition to/of the Government of Barbados is posting??

    You cant be serious!!!

    But the fact that you highlighted is that more people are unafraid to say what is on their mind

    But what is even more incredible about this is that the so called media and newspapers, where previously they would moderate everything and not pring statements that are contrary to the Party in Power or the Party that they Support they are now so frighten of Barbados Undergrounds’ following that now they printing everything!!!

    Just to get a following!!!

    Dem doan print do ole man doah causing i din say tings that was complimentary of Vivianne so I doan get print and since you boy harris is Mia boy he ent going print de ole man neider….heheheheheh

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  51. Well Well & Consequences February 17, 2017 at 9:57 PM #

    Lol….Piece, bacchanal. ..lol…ah heard they are under heavy manners, many are wearing invisible handcuffs, they never thought there would be many ways to skin crooks…lol

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  52. Simple Simon February 17, 2017 at 11:14 PM #

    @Gabriel February 17, 2017 at 9:46 AM “Further,Worrell,in spite of his friend William Skinner’s views,has displayed an autocratic disposition in his management style and has succeeded in alienating very senior officials of the Bank viz:Cliviston,Bernard and Janis.”

    Did Worrell’s lawyer Gregory Nicholls say that Worrell should not be treated like a yard boy? If Nicholls said so then I absolutely agree with him. In fact not even yard boys should be treated like yard boys.

    But my question to those who are not as simple as I am…

    Were Harold, Cliviston, Bernard and Janis treated like yard boys?

    And if so by whom?

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  53. ac February 18, 2017 at 7:53 AM #

    One cannot dispute the govenor handling of his is fiscal responsibility to the country in the early years when the country was under tremendous stress in part to weak global performance world wide.
    The governors hands in steering the country off a fiscal cliff left behind by the past blp administration lead by his fiscal advice to govt during the early years of the dlp goverance cannot be dismissed or underestimated was prudent and wise in keeping the country stable .
    However the Governor of Central bank is an employee of govt and as a public servant
    is subjected to rules and standards.
    in as much in his recent utterances although seemingly to give a clearer view of govts decision right or wrong could have given a perception which could have sent a darken message to international financial markets at a time when the country was digging itself out of a series of economic malaise over the pass seven years
    The governor erred very poorly in judgement when he use hot button language on the forum to present a message about govt actions rather than diplomacy at best which could and would have been well presented in delivering his response to questions asked

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  54. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 8:12 AM #

    The central bank does not deal with fiscal policy.

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  55. David February 18, 2017 at 8:21 AM #

    Even as the ship is sinking we have these yardfowls read political partisans who refuse to jump.

    #JA

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  56. Well Well & Consequences February 18, 2017 at 9:39 AM #

    The ACs have some kinda curse, they cant help but show the world their backwardness and ignorance.

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  57. Well Well & Consequences February 18, 2017 at 9:43 AM #

    Simple…Worrell is not being treated like a yard boy, he is being treated like the yardfowl he showed the people on the island he is by doing every little thing the government wanted him to do, to ruin the economy and deceive the people….that is how yardfowls are treated when their usefulness is over.

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  58. Sunshine Sunny Shine February 18, 2017 at 9:46 AM #

    @Intelligent AC I hope and not the other AC Cunt

    You are willing to go right down to the baller for an administration that is more of an enigma then a government practicing understanding and control in dealing with the current fiscal and dept mess. The jury is already out on what the BLP did during their 14 years of pilfering. What you do not seem to understand is that if the mess left by the BLP was indeed a mess, what the heck will you call the one by the DLP that has compounded the previous mess to a scale that is unprecedented? No amount of cast blame or look back at is going to help in this crisis.

    Its amazing how you loyal sons and daughters of the DLP can instantly turn on the Dr. Worrell just because he decided to redeem his old soul before the master of all souls. At least his redemption draweth nigh (although he deserves the DLP ass whipping that he getting at the moment). I wish I could say the same of Chris Sinckler, whose unfortunate tenure as Minister of Finance is doing more harm than good.

    Since on about rules, I wonder if you are prepared to accept the fact that the same ministers of government are bounded by rules too. How are you going to explain the rule breaking antics of Lashley, Kellman, Lowe Low, Stuart and Sinckler. Do I need to point out which rules they have broken first before you provide justification to support the decision that they have made that goes against the financial rules? Speak to me Intelligent AC, I tend to listen to you all except if you decide to talk like the other AC cunt.

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  59. ac February 18, 2017 at 9:51 AM #

    Such an asinine response spoken by a speckled fowl who for the last seven years predictions have fell flat.
    On the issue of reserves did not the blp borrowed millions of dollars under the magician Owen Arthur to shore up the reserves.
    And did not Owen arthur call for the head of the Govenor of the central bank.
    It beehoves to think that the blp yardfowls now belive that this issue would give them an easy pathway to be beneficiaries of the next election when in fact their administrative duties in good econmic times as managers of barbados economy were trophies of mishaps and mismagement

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  60. David February 18, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

    You JACKASS, if the BLP did not leave two million foreign reserves What would be the situation today?

    Didn’t you predict Trump would lose? That is all it was a prediction based on a read of the tea leaves. The DLP won by two seats with rampant vote buying in play. What the hell do you know except what you read online.

    #losentheweaveja

    >

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  61. Carl Moore February 18, 2017 at 10:22 AM #

    Hal, you’re a much younger and brighter man than I, so I won’t take offence if you dismiss this.

    As one ages, mental energy becomes much harder to replenish than the physical version and that’s why I find much of what goes on on this medium as wasteful and so I come here like my visits to the doctor—at intervals.

    Sparring all day long with cowardly scribes like Bush Tea, Dribbler, Well Well, Piece and the long list of digital ghosts can sap one’s mental energy. I don’t have as much of it as I did 40 years ago, so I take regular breaks.

    I must hand it though to folk like Jeff, Alvin, William, Heather, Anthony, Bernard, Vincent, Walter, David, George, Hal and a few others.

    They are the energizer bunnies of Barbados Underground—they have never-ending sources of mental and physical (to do all that typing!) energy.

    I like to know to whom I’m talking. After all, if you know me, why can’t I know you? Look me in the eye and talk to me.

    Thank you, Dribbler, for the back-handed compliment. I’m so sorry that you can’t step out into the fresh air and enjoy your true identity. You and the others are sensible people. Why are you so afraid? I can’t promise to be any less irritating.

    Something is choking Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right – INRI. What a silly nom-de-plume?

    He would be glad to breathe the fresh air of his true identity but something is holding him back. It is a four-letter word called FEAR.

    He does not seem to lack the mental equipment to get it out. Only if he could stop dreaming all day and night about the Spanish Inquisition and the Night of the Long Knives. What next? Kristallnacht?

    I can only share with him what someone smarter than both of us once observed: “Youth, like spring, is an over-praised season.”

    In other words, it is short. Don’t knock old age, my friend; if you survive, it might be your only refuge.

    Am I right Alvin?

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  62. Vincent Haynes February 18, 2017 at 10:24 AM #

    Chuckle…..the govt operatives have returned with the official line…..the once great man has turned senile and placed Bim in jeopardy……..hahahaha

    In the face of advice from every quarter confirming the latest stance of the GoCB and the unequivocal statements of the dire situation that Bim is in with one forecast of 90 days before all fall down based on the last CB report,this govt is ostritch like burying its head in the sand trying to start projects and sell assets that will not save the country in the long term…..although it may guarantee a third term one which will be even more fraught than this one…..lets see what the sheeple will do.

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  63. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM #

    Carl,

    There is nothing to disagree with, apart from that I am brighter. I bow to your greater wisdom. But al your points are true. Contributors should be brave and identify themselves.
    We already have a resident liar who fabricates his CV; I am sure if we knew who he really is the lies will be amplified.

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  64. millertheanunnaki February 18, 2017 at 10:39 AM #

    @ ac February 18, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    Here is a piece of advice from the ‘bee’ in your bonnet of false weave.

    Do like the other A C (Alvin Cummins your party’s chipmunk known for eating yellow pimpernel) and lie low until you are removed head first from the upcoming politically fatal accident scene.

    What you and your associates are doing to your own dear loving party is nothing short of self-immolation to prop up an image that has been totally smashed by the iconoclastic acts of a bunch of fumbling fools behaving like a pack of political wild dogs feeding on an emaciated calf left behind even by hungry hyenas scavenging the investors’ junk yard called Barbados.

    The DLP is full of aging members, not so? Do you think what your deceitful lying party has inflicted over the past 8 years on the aspiring youth would ever act as a magnet to rekindle in any way the spirit left by EWB and Wynter A Crawford?

    Soon from now you and what would be left of your electorally destroyed limping party would be exiled in the electoral wilderness as long as the damage done to the psyche of the current youth is permanently seared in their memories.

    Now here is where the chances of a new kid on the political “bloc” can rise to the occasion and call itself the “NBLP”:
    The New Barrow Liberation Party. Why not be one of its founder members, Ac? The other AC is on his way out to join the ‘original’ founding fathers.

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  65. David February 18, 2017 at 10:41 AM #

    @Hal

    Nonsense!

    Given the role of BU would you expect David Ellis, Donville Inniss, Mia Mottley, Roy Morris to list a few ‘hypothetical ‘ examples to post using their names?

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  66. David February 18, 2017 at 10:52 AM #

    > @Carl > > Does the Board of the Central Bank need to recall you from retirement to > craft PR statements given the pickle they find themselves of late? > > By the way -do you know if the person who leaked the letter sent by deputy > governor of the central bank to the Board was done by an anonymous person > to the Nation newspaper? >

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  67. Carl Moore February 18, 2017 at 11:01 AM #

    People who assume noms-de-plume to express and exchange simple, ordinary and harmless ideas confine themselves in the stuffy dungeons of their own prisons.

    They are not in the same category as Galileo, Joan of Arc, Thomas A Beckett, Thomas More or Socrates.

    Not even Bussa or Clement Payne.

    I feel sorry for them.

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  68. de pedantic Dribbler February 18, 2017 at 11:02 AM #

    Mr Blogmaster, you are being highly provocative and naughty at 10:41.

    @HalAustin, don’t understand your point “I am sure if we knew who he really is the lies will be amplified.”

    Frankly, based on the ‘success’ of Trump there appears now to be little public pain to lying so boldly. He continually amplifies his ‘fish stories’ and enough people enjoy them immensely. Are you saying that Chad45 would enjoy the same joyous hustle if we knew his name?

    And @CarlMoore… as I said in my post and say respectfully to my colleague @Pieces in disagreement you do write well…when you are not doing your irritating screed about anonymity that is … well maybe not so much here as in your other life.

    And let me also say that based on what I have read of the the man @Pieces you are actually quite on point to suggest ” Only if he could stop dreaming all day and night about the Spanish Inquisition and the Night of the Long Knives. What next? Kristallnacht?”

    He does not have to dream it. The man has seen it all so he has written here before. You missed all dat!

    But then again he says that you are here on a mission to subvert by exposing….I tend to believe him. Tally-ho.

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  69. Hants February 18, 2017 at 11:11 AM #

    Man shot and killed at Holetown, two more injured
    PR/SAT,
    Added 18 February 2017

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/93686/shot-killed-holetown-injured#sthash.aPZhVQos.dpuf

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  70. David February 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM #

    @Hants

    Sad.

    We are in this forum debating the politics BUT there is a level of gun play going down every night many in this forum are blissfully ignorant.

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  71. Hal Austin February 18, 2017 at 11:32 AM #

    David,
    Yes, every one and more should identify themselves. They have nothing to hide. What has a politician or journalist to hide by identifying themselves with new ideas? Both journalists and politicians trade in their names.

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  72. Bush Tea February 18, 2017 at 11:33 AM #

    @ Hants
    So exactly which part of the problem of the monument being dedicated on the Garrison do you not fully grasp….?

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  73. David February 18, 2017 at 11:36 AM #

    @Hal

    Your position is mired in a simplistic view. You are entitled to your view.

    By the way, you head would ”grow” f you knew some of the nome de plumes you have been butting comments.

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