Dennis Moses

BEST EFFORTS: Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses.

THE 2020 budget was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. No division was taken. The debate on the budget moves to the Senate starting at 10 a.m. today. During yesterday’s Standing Finance Committee, it was revealed that this country has not honoured its commitments to a number of international bodies, including a number of UN commitments.

Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses said two payments were made—$1.3 million was paid to the UN Economic Mission for Latin America and the Caribbean and just under $5 million was paid for the UN Peacekeeping Operations. He said most of the other obligations had not yet been paid.


THE Covid-19 pandemic has created a global health and economic crisis, effectively placing nearly all countries in the same Covid-19 storm. However, not all countries are in the same boat, as some are more resilient than others.

As Trinidad and Tobago enters its sixth month of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Sunday Ex­press investiga­tions have placed the total cost to taxpayers of direct pandemic relief so far at about $4 billion.

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has rubbished Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s claim that if elected, her Government would raid the funds of the Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) and the National Insurance Board (NIB).

SALES of new cars in T&T declined by 33.9 per cent in June, the first month the industry sold any vehicles after the two-month lockdown, caused by the public health restrictions imposed by the Government to reduce the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.