budget 2018/2019

Monday, October 7 is budget day.

This was announced by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert, who is expected to pilot the budget for the 2020 fiscal year in the House of Representatives.

Imbert’s announcement came as the House resumed sitting after a two-month break.

The 2020 budget is the fifth and is expected to be the final budget of this Government’s term, which ends on September 7, 2020, unless the prime minister avails his party of the three-month extension allowed under the Constitution.

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The Prime Minister has indicated that the election would be held when constitutionally due.

This budget is coming at a time when the economy has been stabilised and has returned to very modest growth.

In an exclusive interview with the Express to market the ruling People’s National Movement’s fourth year in office, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was asked whether the public can expect goodies in the upcoming budget as the general election is due next year.


This week, we at Bourse review the financial performance of FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd (FCI) and Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group Ltd (JMMBGL).

The People’s National Movement, (PNM) marked the fourth anniversary of its 2015 general election victory yesterday with little fanfare. But what has the party achieved after four years?

OPPOSITION MP Dr Roodal Moonilal says the way in which Arlene Chow, interim chief executive officer at Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd, was hired is suspicious and could be illegal.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) is, from today, starting a relief drive to aid the Bahamas, which has been battered by Hurricane Dorian.