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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Last Monday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivered a Budget presentation to the House of Representatives that demonstrated quite clearly that he was not prepared to walk the same road that was traversed by the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) government during the period 1987-1991.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

For the rule of law, the death penalty represents a failure, as it obliges the state to kill in the name of justice. (Pope Francis)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

In choosing his theme for budget 2017-2018, “Changing the Paradigm: Putting the Economy on a Sustainable Path,” Finance Minister Colm Imbert got what the objective should be right. The total dependence on oil and gas has to end, he concluded.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Franchised ideas, which were originally intended to be only skeletal in creating a fledgling system of schooling in the Caribbean, have hardened and fossilised. Ideologies have become dogma and curiosity has become motionless. But it does not have to be this way.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The red jerseys outside of the Parliament yesterday were not a complimentary shade of “PNM Red.”

Friday, October 6, 2017

Education has to play a very important part in transforming our economy to where we want it to be.

There is a book called Re-Inventing the Corporation, written in 1985 by John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It was simply too good to be true. Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s budget presentation on Monday did not contain his usual smirk, arrogant and condescending demeanour. One former finance minister said that Imbert should be given an Oscar award for acting.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When you Google the top producers of green house gases per capita, Trinidad and Tobago ranks pretty high—as high as the top ten in some years.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By today, those with a serious interest in the country’s development—and not disingenuous partisan point-scoring—would have critically and constructively examined Monday’s proposed fiscal package for the year 2017-2018.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Budget is here. The Budget is gone. The Budget is dead. Long live the Budget. It was, it is, never about the Budget. As President 45 says, it’s about deals. Taxes may go up. The middle class will bawl, drink and take Prozac.