Colm Imbert

Imbert gives tax amnesty in feel-good review

Put your tax­es in or­der via Gov­ern­ment’s up­com­ing three-month tax amnesty, be­cause fu­ture amnesties are un­like­ly.

This was Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert’s warn­ing in his mid-year re­view yes­ter­day as he an­nounced the amnesty on all forms of tax­a­tion.

The mea­sure was the on­ly one an­nounced in Im­bert’s “good news” re­view, where he paint­ed a glow­ing pic­ture of the econ­o­my, gave as­sur­ances on re­cent con­cerns about BPTT’s gas sup­plies for At­lantic LNG’s Train One - and hit crit­ics and com­men­ta­tors.

Imbert: We won't touch diesel subsidy

Government will not adjust the subsidy cushioning the price of diesel.

Addressing members of the Trinidad Union Club at a luncheon at the Kapok Hotel in Cascade this afternoon, Finance Minister, Colm Imbert, placated concerns that an adjustment in the price of diesel, which costs TT$3.41 per litre, would affect the price of goods.

Imbert said rolling back the fuel subsidy to raise the price of diesel would have a knock-on effect on the price of goods and services.

Imbert: No need for panic over CAL's fleet; condemns newspaper reports

Finance Minister Colm Imbert is today saying that there is no need for panic over Caribbean Airlines' fleet of aircraft.

In a statement issued Tuesday, the minister said that he notes with dismay that the Trinidad Express of Tuesday March 12th, 2019 "has once again resorted to hysteria, distortion of facts and illogical reasoning in its story headlined “CAL’s plan to lease 12 jets causing panic”.

Imbert: NCC funding done with tried and tested process

Finance Minister Colm Imbert is denying a media report that his ministry has been “arbitrarily” determining funding for Carnival whilst having no transparent processes for application and receipt of Carnival funding by entities.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning, the ministry said that all requests for funding to the ministry must be document-supported and submitted by clear deadlines.

Imbert: PM’s speech, a campaign launch

It’s official—the Prime Minister’s televised presentations on Sunday and Monday have kickstarted the ruling PNM’s political campaign for the three elections ahead, starting with Local Government polls expected by year end.

Finance Minister Colm Imbert confirmed this on CNC3’s Morning Brew while referring to Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s addresses.

He emphasised it was not a campaign launch in the sense of a “rally” but, “the fact is, this is an election year”.

Imbert defends PM's presentation

Finance Minister Colm Imbert says prime minister Dr Keith Rowley had a right to give background information on the economy during his two-part address to the nation earlier this week.

The prime minister was criticised for spending too much time talking about previous years as opposed to the government's plans for the country going forward.

Speaking on the Morning Brew, Minister Imbert says the last three years have been difficult.

However, he was asked whether the prime minister's address was the launch of the PNM's election campaign. 

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