Stop the public wailing, support the new Central Bank Governor
I cannot sit idly by and allow the unfair and unwarranted attack on the newly appointed Governor to continue by Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir.
I am trying to grasp what I read in the newspaper when Dr Mahabir said about not being offered the job as Central Bank Governor in favour of Jwala Rambarran.
Dr Mahabir has expressed his disappointment that he was bypassed for the post, but doesn't a man of Dr Mahabir's stature understand that appointment of the Governor is a matter for the Cabinet?
The man on the street does not have to be a student pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree like I am at this late stage in my life, to understand the legal framework in which the State operates.
It is not mandatory that Dr Mahabir be given a reason why he was bypassed for the position.
In fact. when he was appointed senior lecturer at UWI, many similarly qualified persons would have been bypassed for the post and I am almost 99 per cent certain no reason was given to these individuals as to why they were not given the senior lecturer in economics position.
Dr Mahabir has always stated in the past that he has concerns for the state of Trinidad and Tobago's economy but clearly he lacks a comprehensible and articulated plan about how we are to proceed forward economically as a nation, as all we hear are criticisms of the plans conceptualised by others.
Dr Mahabir should, instead of being desperately vocal about not being appointed Governor and portraying himself as a clear case of sour grapes, give Mr Rambarran a chance to fulfil his duties to the people of this country.
This public wailing, weeping and gnashing of teeth would be amusing if he was not a senior lecturer.
Why couldn't Dr Mahabir maintain a respectful silence to offer a helping hand to support the youth in our nation in the person of Mr Rambarran?
Must the society in which we live always cry down young people?
Angelique de Freitas