Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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STATEMENT BY THE HON. COLM IMBERT, MP, MINISTER OF FINANCE ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT EXPERT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSE OF, AND NATIONAL RESPONSE TO, THE NATIONWIDE POWER OUTAGE ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2022

Madam Speaker I am authorised by the Cabinet to make this statement on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister on the establishment of an independent expert committee to investigate the cause of, and national response to, the nationwide power outage on Wednesday February 16, 2022 Contrary to statements made in the public domain…

Keynote Address by the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance at the United Nations Big Data Forum 2021

Keynote Address by the Honourable Colm Imbert, MP, Minister of Finance, Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the United Nations Trinidad & Tobago Big Data Forum on Wednesday 1st December, 2021 themed The Transformational Role of Big Data Technologies and Analytics – Economic Transformation. Speech Theme: “Using big data to drive meaningful change in T&T”

Presentation by the Minister of Finance on the TTRA Bill on Tuesday 14th September, 2021

Madam President, I beg to move:That a Bill to establish the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority and for related matters, be now read a second time.Madam President, as I proceed to pilot the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021, permit me the opportunity to summarize the long and winding road that has led us,…

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…

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.

The Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance Keynote Address at the CAF Webinar on Pension and Health Care Systems on Wednesday 9th June, 2021

In Trinidad and Tobago, when we first launched our National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in April 1972, almost 50 years ago, the scheme offered two benefits – a Retirement Grant and Funeral Grant.The NIS Retirement Pension was introduced in 1975 and in 1977 the first payment of this Pension was paid to 1,143 persons at a…