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.

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.


In many cultures, time is not regarded as something successive, but as a circular phenomenon. Although the conventional European concept of history is sequential—that time is linear, just one thing after another until you die—subconsciously we know it is not. It is circular. “What goes round, comes round,” the old people used to say from wry experience.

REPUBLIC Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) ended its 2019 financial year with a profit of $1.58 billion, an increase of $258.3 million or 19.5 per cent over the previous year.

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has ramped up efforts to reduce customer delinquency. The HDC announced that it has partnered with bill payment service, SurePay, to give customers an additional option to make their monthly payments.

A FINE drizzle falls over cocoa fields sheltered by ancient-looking immortelle and cedar trees on either side of the narrow, broken La Peyrouse pitch road between Gordon Village and Salvador in the misty Montserrat Hills.