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NEW MEASURE: Finance Minister Colm Imbert

Finance Minister Colm Imbert says his 2019/2020 $53 billion budget presented on Monday was no “election budget”. He said, if it were, then expenditure for fiscal 2020 would have been $60 billion.

Speaking yesterday at a post-budget breakfast forum hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Imbert said after three years of hardship, where “Government had to do things to create the necessary revenue to boost the economy”, Government decided this year to “balance it out”, catering for those at both the lower and higher ends of the income scale.

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