Distasteful, unfair response from Dr Farrell
I must register my disappointment with the myopic and deeply biased views expressed by Terrence Farrell in regard to the appointment of Jwala Rambarran as Governor of the Central Bank.
I can recall no similar expression of like sentiment on the occasion of the appointment of any of Mr Rambarran's predecessors. Dr Farrell sees the appointment as yet "another termitic (sic) assault on the institutions of State".
Has he been living here or abroad for the past 40-odd years?
His harking back to what he calls the "Reshmi Ramnarine syndrome" is distasteful and suggests a tendency to profiling.
Which of our several Central Bank governors in the past can be said to have satisfied Dr Farrell's hope that "the process of selection would have been fair and transparent"? Has any of our past governors been "vetted in the public space" or by "parliamentary scrutiny"?
Which governor can be said to have "asserted the independence of the Bank"? And Dr Farrell in his nostalgic foray is selectively oblivious to the CL Financial bacchanal and all the wheeling and dealing!
It is truly distasteful indeed and reflects if not professional underdevelopment, then a glaring disregard for collegiality, when people in the same profession should seek to launch unprovoked personal attacks against legitimate government appointees who are seen as their colleagues, and seek to denigrate rather than encourage.
In one fell swoop, he has not only belittled Mr Rambarran himself but has succeeded in undermining and devaluing the office of the Governor of the Central Bank.
I am given to wondering what might have inspired such grossly uncivil behaviour. Can he not give the man the benefit of waiting to see how he performs? This country seems sick at all levels!