Sometimes, we cannot take what our politicians say at face value. So it is with Finance Minister Colm Imbert.

He stated in his 2020 budget presentation that Trinidad and Tobago has “the lowest inflation rate in the world.”

This was according to the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2019.

What he failed to mention is that 88 other countries were given a score of 100 and ranking of one, for their inflation rates. Additionally, the inflation rates varied widely.

For example, T&T’s inflation rate was 1.5 per cent with a ranking of one, Japan’s inflation rate was 0.7 per cent and they got a rank of one, Jordan’s inflation rate was 3.9 per cent and they also got a rank of one, in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019.


Ever sat down to do business with a convicted mass murderer, still on the loose? That’s likely to be the experience for Caricom heads of government for the next few years.

The legendary French economist Frederic Bastiat had a simple method for telling a good economist from a bad one. A bad economist only takes into consideration the visible effect of policies. 

TOMORROW will mark the first anniversary of the return of Buju Banton to his home, Jamaica, and to the welcoming arms of his overjoyed fans globally. Buju’s return to “yaad” from that crucial period of exile stands as an important moment in Jamaica’s musical and cultural history, and underscores a critical component of his ascendance to the true halls of legendary status within Jamaica’s musical landscape.

The poisoning of cats and dogs is becoming all too prevalent. Animal welfare laws must address the poisoning of animals. Any amendment to current legislation should “specifically outlaw the deliberate poisoning of an animal or placing poison where someone else’s animal is likely to eat it”. (Animal Cruelty and Neglect, Mary Randolph J.D.).

Nothing tells me more who won and who lost the local government election on Monday than the faces and reactions of those who represented their parties on TV that night.

I am disappointed and worried to see in the highest court of our country the elected members of Parliament aren’t taking the right step in finding a solution to reduce killings taking place in our country.