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?
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.
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?
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?