Colm Imbert

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.