Finance Minister Colm Imbert has flipped the script from his famous dare to the Opposition in March 2015 to "Come Outside", to a call today for them to "Come Inside" as Opposition members stayed away from the House during debate on the controversial FATCA Bill.
"I appeal to them again, as I appealed in the past. I appeal to the Opposition members again, 'Come downstairs. Come Inside. Come Inside, Why are you outside?" Imbert said today while winding up debate on the legislation.
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Finance Minister Colm Imbert says his workload was too heavy and he was grateful for Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s “intervention” in appointing Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister PM, Stuart Young, to chair the Cabinet’s Finance and General Purposes sub-committee .
“His intervention has taken a lot of pressure off of me,”Imbert said yesterday denying he was being punished for his performance and recent controversies including his “0-0-0” wage restraint statements and “rioting” quip about gas price hikes.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert has issued an apology for comments he made last week in reference to a possible increase in fuel prices, that raised the ire of many citizens.
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Speaking at an IMF conference last Wednesday, the Minister said: “I increased the price of fuel by 15 percent and then realised that was not enough. I came back again in April and raised it by another 15 percent and I came back again just a few weeks ago and raised it by another 15 percent. They haven't rioted yet,"