Penny for whose Thoughts? Not even a Quarter? No Media roundup for Central Bank of Barbados yet again!

It is now clear that Paul indeed pays for all, in regards to the spat earlier this year between the Nation newspaper and the Central Bank of Barbados… For the second quarterly review in a row, the once usual media gathering has been set aside without any explanation?

These media tête-a-têtes became a regular feature since about 4 years ago, and was one of the few correct measures from this dilapidated regime... (CLICK SCREENSHOT FOR BIGGER)

These media tête-a-têtes became a regular feature since about 4 years ago, and was one of the few correct measures from this dilapidated regime… (CLICK SCREENSHOT FOR BIGGER)

You’ll recall shortly after  Roy Morris resumed at the Nation (after departing the very Barbados Today he created), the lively Editor was placed in the crosshairs of DeLisle Worrell when a story jumped the gun on potential job losses (Say, what did happen – was it 60 or more? Oops, am I now banned too?) and Dr Worrell exerted his mojo & gave a very Orwellian decree how only the Nation would be deselected from future press conferences.

When even neighbouring islands took up the fire-rage of Censorship, the CBB reversed its position faster than Irene Sandiford Garner apocryphally recanting her jobby uninformed statement on the recent Sandals job fair where numerous applicants equalled a Barbados in recovery...  (CLICK FOR BIGGER)

When even neighbouring islands took up the fire-rage of Censorship, the CBB reversed its position faster than Irene Sandiford Garner apocryphally recanting her jobby uninformed statement on the recent Sandals job fair where numerous applicants equalled a Barbados in recovery… (CLICK FOR BIGGER)

Nevertheless, there was to be a Quarterly review shortly thereafter and the event never was given Media access, so rather than punish the Nation – it only now appears the entire Media Landscape of Barbados is under siege? With further downgrades and no end to repercussions of riots at job fairs, jobless NCC staff, plus UWI student ratios dropping and the UCAL strikes – is it any wonder the decision to waylay journalistic probes may be likely, no matter how impractical since dodging the bullet only makes the eventual impact far greater?

There are some who may feel this denial of press queries as being Evil, Dr Worrell on the other hand may feel his power to control fallout as ingenious?

There are some who may feel this denial of press queries as being Evil, Dr Worrell on the other hand may feel his powers to control fallout as ingenious?

At least, this is what some may feel in terms of journalistic clarity – but since many media houses felt their questions were evaded, now they actually can spend time and resources chasing down better stories which may afford more genuine answers? In essence, is this concern of denying a media presence a topic which is major or mini? Methinks the Dr may feel we doth protest too much?

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