COLM Imbert must be the most promising Minister of Finance in Trinidad and Tobago’s history.
For years, Imbert has been promising to establish a Statistical Institute, to improve the country’s standing on the Ease of Doing Business, to start a shipbuilding industry, to digitise the public sector.
He has promised to assist the manufacturing sector to improve exports, boost food production, and to bolster the ailing tourism sector.
He has promised to construct various fishing depots, to rescue small and medium-sized businesses, to improve the efficiency of the public utilities, and ease the massive housing backlog.
These are several other budget pledges are repeated virtually every year by Imbert, making him easily worthy of the title.