Colm Imbert

Camille urges supporters to give PNM win at polls

“Knock on every door and get every vote out!”

That was the com­mand from PNM la­dy Vice-Chair­man Camille Robin­son-Reg­is to the sea-of red-clad PN­Mites who showed up for Sun­day’s par­ty con­ven­tion and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment cam­paign launch.

“Call out every ounce of pas­sion and strength!” she ap­pealed. “We need to en­sure we get it done!”

Themed Get­ting It Done! the PNM yes­ter­day re­leased its cam­paign song at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah which at­tract­ed a large crowd from all con­stituen­cies, in­clud­ing youth del­e­gates.

UNC: “We are not against the OWTU…”

The United National Congress has made it clear that the party did not file any lawsuit seeking an injunction to block the sale of the Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery.

The political party has issued an official statement, in which it explains that concerned citizens are the ones who’ve filed the constitutional claim.

The lawsuit has been filed against the Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Energy Affairs—Finance Minister Colm Imbert—over his failure to convene a meeting for close to two years.

Imbert: ‘I’m like the Hulk’

“I’m like the Hulk.”

That was Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert’s grin­ning con­fes­sion yes­ter­day as he re­spond­ed to UNC MP Fazal Karim’s queries dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee (SFC) scruti­ny of 2020 Bud­get items for the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA).

UNC moves to block sale of Petrotrin

The Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) is seek­ing an in­junc­tion tem­porar­i­ly block­ing the sale of Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre re­fin­ery. 

The par­ty, through its for­mer sen­a­tor Wayne Sturge, filed the in­junc­tion ap­pli­ca­tion yes­ter­day as part of a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion law­suit over the fail­ure of Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert to hold a Joint Se­lect Com­mit­tee (JSC) on En­er­gy Af­fairs for the past 19 months. 

No CEPEP cuts, circumstances permitting—Minister

Cir­cum­stances “per­mit­ting,” there will be no cuts in the CEPEP labour force or con­trac­tors, said Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Kaz­im Ho­sein yes­ter­day.

Ho­sein said if the need aris­es, it may be re­viewed, “but as of to­day there will be no cuts”. He stressed this dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Stand­ing Fi­nance Com­mit­tee scruti­ny of the 2020 Bud­get.

Congress of the People on 2020 Budget

 

The political leader of the Congress of the People says Monday’s budget failed to address urgent measures needed to transform the country's economy.

According to Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, the fiscal measures announced only appear to achieve short term political gains, as opposed to sustainable development.

She said the government's macroeconomic position was out of sync with reality.

Kamla aims at Imbert

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar has ques­tioned whether or not Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert per­son­al­ly ben­e­fit­ted from tax ex­emp­tions on a 55-mil­lion-dol­lar hous­ing project re­sult­ing from a bill he passed.

At the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress Mon­day Night Fo­rum in St He­le­na, Per­sad-Bisses­sar said Min­is­ter Im­bert and his wife Suzanne Williams Im­bert be­came the di­rec­tors of a com­pa­ny called Bel­grave Prop­er­ties Lim­it­ed in 2012, which owned prop­er­ties at 61, 63 and 65 Pic­ton Street, Port-of-Spain.

Budget Day announced as October 7

Minister of Finance and MP for Diego Martin North/ East Colm Imbert has announced that budget day is Monday 7th October. 

As the sitting of Parliament resumed today, the AG made the announcement that the 2018/2019 budget will be read on that day.

 

Kamla to Imbert: Where is IMF team?

Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar is call­ing on the Fi­nance Min­is­ter to say whether the In­ter­na­tion­al Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF) has been in­vit­ed to T&T for its an­nu­al Ar­ti­cle IV re­view.

Ad­dress­ing sup­port­ers at the UNC's Mon­day Night Fo­rum at the Ch­agua­nas South Sec­ondary School in Ch­agua­nas, Per­sad-Bisses­sar ques­tioned whether Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert was afraid of what an IMF re­view will re­veal.

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