Suriname’s president fires central bank governor

Former Central Bank of Suriname governor Glenn Gersie
Glenn Gersie: dismissal
Suriname Herald ( )

The government of Suriname dismissed the country’s central bank governor, Glenn Gersie, on February 12, according to an announcement from the state-run National Information Institute.

The decision took place during a tense meeting between Gersie and president Desi Bouterse and finance minister Gillmore Hoefdraad, according to regional publications. The New York-based Caribbean Life News says Gersie had refused to yield to government pressure to finance public spending ahead of elections

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