Colm Imbert

KEEPING IN TOUCH: Finance Minister Colm Imbert studies his notes while Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi makes a point to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley during yesterday’s parliamentary debate on the 2020 budget. At right is National Security Minister Stuart Young. —Photo: Curtis chase

A POLITICAL fight has broken out between Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Finance Minister Colm Imbert over the sale of CLICO/BAT traditional insurance portfolios.

In her budget reply at the Parliament sitting yesterday, Persad-Bissessar said there are many questions arising from the sale of these portfolios. She noted that in March 2019, Imbert announced that he was in the process of reviewing the recommendations of Central Bank for the sale of the portfolios.


THE OPPOSITION United National Congress (UNC) intended to damage the Unit Trust Corporation with its proposal to use its idle cash balances for the National Infrastructure Fund, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said yesterday.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley would not rush to sign sale and purchase agreement with Patriotic Energies and Technologies before the general election if it is not in the interest of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Government has announced a boost for fuel wholesalers and retailers with an increase in their margins for gasoline.

This announcement was made yesterday by the Minister of Energy Franklin Khan during the opening of NP’s newest service station in Arima.

LAVENTILLE-BASED run and bitters producer, Angostura Holdings Ltd’s official commissioning of its new state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility is likely to result in both the company and its Beetham fenceline community breathing easier.

A NEW study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) charts a course for a massive infrastructure transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean through gains in efficiency, use of digital technologies, and a focus on quality and affordability of consumer services rather than structures.