Budget 2019/2020 -
The Opposition Response

By: Richard Charan

Friday October 11, 2019

The Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar is set to respond to the government's budget presentation delivered on October 7th.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Tourism continues to take a relative back seat in considerations about this country’s economic development and its progress in diversifying away from an overwhelming focus on energy.

A few nights ago on one of the television news programmes, a reporter was speaking to two of the opposing candidates for the upcoming local government election. It was set up as a sort of debate format, and the two were presenting their ideas on a range of subjects. It fuelled another bout of cynicism from me; it was just too much fluff. 

Many years ago, the great American president, Mr Abraham Lincoln, made this most profound statement: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

The observation by Christopher Wylie regarding the high number of T&T citizens visiting the pornography websites is interesting in relation to the obscene number of murdered females.

IT is uncanny the way the People’s National Movement (PNM) always exposes its nefarious side when it points accusing fingers at others. This certainly seems to be the case when it accused the United National Congress (UNC) of using the services of Cambridge Analytica in employing illegal data mining techniques during the general elections of September 2015. Somehow the dirty ball landed in the PNM’s court!


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