Daily Archives: June 22, 2006

Did High Court Judge Cornelius Resign Her Barbados Central Bank Position?

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Way back on February 3, 2006, Barbados Free Press wrote of the appointment of Jacqueline Cornelius as a High Court Judge…

Welcome to your new office, Madame Justice Cornelius. Now, do you intend to resign from your position on the Board of Directors for the Central Bank of Barbados? The bank’s web site still shows you as a Director, and with all those law suits brewing and you now sitting on both the Bench and the Board of Directors – wouldn’t it be better for the appearance of Justice if you resigned from one of the positions?

Must be an oversight. We’re sure you’ll correct it the minute that somebody draws your attention to this posting.

Yesterday, June 22, 2006, a "Madam J. Cornelius" commented on the original post…

"Even the most preliminary research or inquiry would have revealed that upon my appointment I resigned as a director of the Central Bank."

Barbados Free Press Responds To Commenter "Madam J. Cornelius"…

Well, commenter "Madam J. Cornelius"… even the most preliminary research or inquiry on your part would have revealed that the website of the Central Bank of Barbados still shows Jacqueline A.R. Cornelius as a Director on June 23, 2006.

As we said… it is all about appearances, and as long as the Central Bank of Barbados website still shows Jacqueline A. R. Cornelius as a Director, then we will continue to ask whether or not Madam Justice Cornelius did in fact formally resign from the Board and upon what date this supposedly happened.

If the resignation was not published at the time, how do we now know that any resignation letter hasn't been back-dated?

As we said – it is all about appearances, Madam Justice…

On Barbados it is especially important that justice must always be seen to be done as we have very little transparency and accountability enshrined in law. Frankly, we are very surprised that almost five months after we first mentioned it, Madam Justice Cornelius hasn't had her name removed from the bank's website.

So, Madam Justice Cornelius, if you did resign, pick up the telephone and remind the Central Bank of Barbados to remove your name from the published list of Directors.

But again, if the resignation of Madam Justice Cornelius from the Central Bank Board of Directors was not published at the time of her appointment, how do we now know that any resignation letter hasn't been back-dated?

Story Links

Previous BFP Article: New Barbados High Court Judge Jacqueline Cornelious Sworn In…

Graphic: Screen capture of Central Bank of Barbados website showing Board of Directors as of June 23, 2006, 03:10:47hours GMT.

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