Imbert: US lobbyist seeking opportunities for Govt

The Group DC LLC, the US lob­by­ist firm, which un­der­took sev­er­al trade and in­vest­ment pro­mo­tion ini­tia­tives for the T&T Gov­ern­ment last year, iden­ti­fied op­por­tu­ni­ties and strate­gies to en­gage multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions to po­ten­tial­ly in­crease com­mer­cial ship­ping and dry­dock con­struc­tion here.

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert out­lined the work the firm did in 2018 in re­sponse to ques­tions from Na­pari­ma MP Rod­ney Charles in Par­lia­ment on Fri­day.

ECA: Budget void of measures to improve lives of all citizens

The Employers Consultative Association (ECA) says the Budget did not present tangible measures for improving the lives of all citizens.

The ECA issued its response to the Budget on Tuesday morning.

"The Employers Consultative Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ECA) is of the view that the Budget presentation was not as compelling as anticipated.  

Imbert meets with principals of private schools today

Finance Minister Colm Imbert holds a second meeting with principals of private secondary schools today and principals are hoping that the meeting will finally bring resolution to their request for a fee increase.

The Government has been paying $1,200 per child per term for students which they assign to the private secondary schools, but school officials say they are in millions of dollars of debt because the money they have been receiving from the state is just not enough.

Police: Imbert's son not given special treatment

T&T Police Service (TTPS) head of corporate communications Ellen Lewis yesterday denied the police paid special attention to recovering Adrian Imbert’s stolen cellphone.

Lewis made the position clear following recent public outcry that the TTPS had shown apparent bias in recovering Imbert’s stolen phone because he was the son of Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

Tunapuna Chamber: 'Imbert failed to address crime'

Amidst assertions by Finance Minister Colm Imbert that economic instability is over, the Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Commerce believes the worst is yet to come because of the spiralling crime rate and foreign exchange shortfalls.

In a statement, President Surindra Maharaj said Imbert failed to address three of the major issues plaguing the business community and the society when he presented the mid-year budget review in Parliament on Thursday.

US Embassy presents acting PM with plaque for support of Federal Air Marshal programme

U.S Embassy Charge d’Affaires John McIntyre presents Minister of Finance Colm Imbert with a plaque of appreciation for his ongoing support of the Federal Air Marshal (FAM) program.

The FAM program agreement was signed last year and has grown in the number of missions to and from Trinidad and Tobago.

One key element of FAM is enhancing passenger safety, which is reflective of the ongoing cooperation between the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Federal Air Marshal Service and U.S. Embassy Port of Spain.