DeLisle Worrell removed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados

Immediate past Governor of the Bank of Barbados, DeLisle Worrell

DeLisle Worrell, was on Friday dismissed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados – less than 24 hours after the Court of Appeal lifted an injunction against his removal from office.

Worrell who had been serving his second 5-year term – since October 2014 – was initially appointed as the banking regulator’s head on November 1, 2009.

According to his attorney Gregory Nicholls, Worrell intends to challenge Finance Minister Chris Sinckler’s right to dismiss him at the Trinidad & Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) – the island nation’s highest court

Worrell was expected to issue a statement on Friday.

On Thursday, acting Chief Justice Sandra Mason, along with Justices Andrew Burgess and Kaye Greenidge presided over a 4-hour long hearing, dismissed a case in which he challenged the right of Sinckler to remove him from office.

The Court of Appeal lifted a 6-day injunction that was preventing the Minister of Finance from removing Worrell from his post as one of the leading decision-makers on economic policies in the country. -(CMC)