Worrell held in high esteem
A CRITICAL PART of former governor of the Central Bank Dr DeLisle Worrell’s attempt to head off his imminent firing was that no amount of money would compensate for the irreparable damage to his international reputation.
Before the diminutive Worrell returned to the regulatory agency to take up the top post in 2009 he enjoyed an international standing that occasionally allowed him to indulge his personality to tread where angels feared.
Worrell is a member of the prestigious Bretton Woods Committee, a network of prominent global citizens whose focus is on international cooperation, he has held research fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution, the Peterson Institute, the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, Yale University, Princeton University and the University of the West Indies.
The 72-year-old’s experience spreads across continents and to his credit the economist is the author of a number of publications that examine money and banking, exchange rate policy and the balance of payments, fiscal policy, the economic implications of size, and the comparative economic performance of Caribbean and South Pacific economies. (AC)
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