Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Category: Media Release

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 No 6 – PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION TO PROPERTY OWNERS – Tobago Airport

The Minister of Finance, the Honourable Colm Imbert, M.P., in conjunction with the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, the Honourable Ancil Dennis, wishes to advise that approval has been granted for the payment of compensation to an additional twelve (12) property owners in Tobago, whose properties are being acquired for the construction…

Statement made by the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance on the Finance Bill 2021 in the Senate on July 6th,2021

Madam President, before you is the Finance Bill, 2021 aimed at putting in place the remainder of the fiscal measures that were announced in this Honourable House on October 05, 2020. Madam President, I will also put before you certain other matters at least one of which I had signalled in the Budget Statement, 2021…

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…

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…