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Sport and the Budget: More attention on stadia, less on sportsmen and women

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert outlined the Trinidad and Tobago Government’s Budget for 2020-2021 today, as a bid to ‘ensure that our economic recovery is as strong as possible’ and with ‘diversification of the economy [as] our highest priority’. Sport earned two mentions in Imbert’s 142-page Budget statement, although it …

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Budget 2021 preview: Devaluation on top of Covid-19 is recipe for disaster; but agriculture can be key

“[…] To make these already bad matters worse, there was Covid-19. The unplanned relief measures put in place for this epidemic have exacerbated an already difficult budgetary position. “[…] From all appearances, having already overstayed its welcome, Covid-19 has no plans to take its leave soon… The survival strategies are …

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Post-Covid-19: Why our next Carnival is likely to be in 2022, and how to plan for it

As the global community grapples with an insidious pandemic, creative and tourism sectors worldwide have already incurred substantial losses due to significant economic contraction, triggered by the suspension of events and the closure of borders. Undoubtedly, stakeholders within the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival industry have already begun to wrestle with …

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TTOC Conference: Gopee-Scoon points to sport entrepreneurial fund; urges innovative thinking

“The business of sport […] offers a myriad of entrepreneurial possibilities. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) clearly understands this reality and has invested heavily in sport infrastructure to build capacity in the local sport industry. “[…] In order to encourage entrepreneurship and stimulate enterprise development, the Government in …

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