Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Ministry of Finance

Media Release: Misleading Guardian Article on Trinidad and Tobago’s Credit Rating – Trinidad and Tobago’s Credit Rating has NOT been Downgraded

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, has taken note of an extremely inaccurate and misleading article in today’s (July 28, 2021) edition of Trinidad and Tobago Guardian entitled “S&P Market Intelligence Downgrades T&T”. Apart from the misleading headline, the article in the body of its text falsely claimed that Trinidad and Tobago is…

Media Release: Misleading and Inaccurate Editorial on the National Insurance System

In that Editorial the Express falsely claimed that the Minister of Finance was only making “darting references and piecemeal approaches” to address the “stark” problem of the shortfall between contributions and benefits in the National Insurance System (NIS) and went on to declare that rather than these “piecemeal” approaches, what was required was a comprehensive…

Statement by the Honourable Minister of Finance on the Annual Report of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago for the year ended June 30, 2020

Madam Speaker, I am authorized by Cabinet to make this Statement and I thank you for the opportunity to deliver this Statement on the Report on the Operations of the National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) and the Audited Financial Statements for the Financial Year ended June 30, 2020.

MEDIA RELEASE: INACCURATE AND MISLEADING GUARDIAN ARTICLE ON THE REPLACEMENT OF OLD SMALL DENOMINATION COTTON BANKNOTES WITH NEW POLYMER NOTES

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Colm Imbert M.P., has taken note of an inaccurate and misleading article in today’s Trinidad Guardian regarding the planned replacement of old small-denomination cotton banknotes ($1, $5, $10, $20 and $50) with new polymer notes.In this article, the Guardian quotes Opposition politicians and known UNC activists who falsely and irresponsibly…

MEDIA RELEASE: WILD AND MISLEADING ALLEGATIONS FROM THE OPPOSITION ABOUT THE USE OF WITHDRAWALS FROM THE HERITAGE AND STABILISATION FUND

The Minister of Finance, Honourable Colm Imbert M.P. has noted a number of wild, misleading and inaccurate allegations made by Members of the Opposition UNC regarding the utilisation of withdrawals from the Heritage and Stabilization Fund (HSF) during the last year.The Opposition has claimed that the money withdrawn from the Fund was used to pay…