There is “absolutely no conflict of interest” in the appointment of Dr Kevin Greenidge as Governor of the Central Bank, asserts Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.
Yesterday she poured cold water on suggestions that Greenidge should not be considered for the position because of his instrumental role in designing the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme.
Following the announcement of Greenidge’s appointment just over a week ago, president of the Democratic Labour Party Dr Ronnie Yearwood strongly opposed the move, arguing the new Governor would be essentially monitoring the very International Monetary Fund programme that he had helped to design.
Mottley said such an argument was a conflation of the issue, as there is a BERT Monitoring Committee of which Greenidge is not a part. (CLM)