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Courtney Newlands McClaurin Blackman
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Sir Courtney Newlands McClaurin Blackman, KA, PhD
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados

Sir Courtney Newlands McClaurin Blackman is an economist, an international business consultant, and a diplomat from Barbados.  Over the course of his career, he has served as Governor to the Central Bank of Barbados, Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador to the United States, and Permanent Representative for Barbados to the Organization of American States.

Early life and education

He holds a BA (Hons.) degree from the London University College of the West Indies and a Ph.D.  from the Columbia Business School (1969).

Career

Sir Courtney served three terms as founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados and as Barbados’ Alternate Governor to the IMF from June 1972 to March 1987.

From 1987 to 1994, he was an International Business Consultant to several governments, central banks, multilateral institutions and   international corporations; he also served as Director General of several corporations and financial institutions.  He joined the diplomatic corps in January 1995 as Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States. He held this post until September 2000.

An authority on central banking in developing countries, he has lectured at major universities around the world, and has published numerous learned papers and three books: The Practice of Persuasion, (1982), Central Banking in Theory and Practice: a Small State Perspective (1995), and The Practice of Economic Management: a Caribbean Perspective (2005).

Honours and awards

Sir Courtney received his country’s Gold Crown of Merit and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Hofstra University in 1982. In 1998 he was made a Knight of St. Andrew (KA) of the Order of Barbados, the country's highest honour..

In 2007 UWI awarded Sir Courtney an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Blackman
http://www.centralbank.org.bb
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Courtney Blackman
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Occupation Economist
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Place of Birth Barbados
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