Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Supplementary Appropriation and Budget Mid-Year Review Statement 2020

2020 Supplementary Appropriation and Budget Mid-Year Review Statement, made by the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister Of Finance, MP in the House of Representatives on June 12, 2020.

“Madam Speaker, I rise to present the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation and Mid-Year Budget Review. I am presenting this review in the context of the extra-ordinary circumstances brought about by the Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 Pandemic and the sensitive framework for the re-opening the economy. We have been witnessing the devastating human and economic toll which the Coronavirus is leaving in its wake as it spreads around the world. With over 7 million infections, and tragically, a high mortality rate of now over 400,000, this virus is very different to previous pandemics. This a worldwide health crisis. The world has changed beyond recognition. To protect citizens, the global economy has been put on hold. Businesses have been shuttered and freedom of movement has been severely curtailed. The health crisis is now intertwined with an economic crisis.”

The Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance