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Indian-origin Rambarran fired as T&T central bank’s governor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Dec 26: There is uproar on both sides of the political and ethnic divide over the sacking of Jwala Rambarran, who is of Indian descent, as governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the twin-island tion in the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago Fince Minister Colm Imbert accused Rambarran of violating several laws, for which he and could face crimil charges. He was appointed by former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who is also of Indian orign, three-and-a-half years ago amid criticism that he was chosen over officials with better qualifications. His tenure was for five years. Rambarran was the second person of East Indian descent to hold the position, the other being Winston Dookeran, since the Central Bank was established in 1964, two years after Independence from British rule in 1962. (ians)

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