Episode 17 – Aired Monday 9th October 2017
On October 2, the Finance Minister presented the 2017/18 budget, projecting a spend of some 50.5 billion dollars, and 45.7 billion in revenue.
The price of diesel and super gasoline raised, taxes were increased on corporations, gambling and some vehicles, banks and oil exploration, and incentives offered for housing, small businesses, agriculture, tourism and the use of cleaner fuels.
An expert panel, comprising UWI Economics Lecturer, Dr. Marlene Attz, Alpha Sennon, founder of W.H.Y. Farms and an ‘agri-preneur’, the President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUN), Joseph Remy, and Ronald Hinds, President of Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, sits in for the 1st of 2 assessment sessions. They speak of the need for meaningful conversations on, and an education-based multi-dimensional approach to transforming, diversifying and growing the economy out of current difficulties.
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