Tag: Larry Howai

In T&T: HOWAI’S TEST

1 October 2012

D-Day for Finance Minister…Planning Minister reminds that “growth cannot be achieved without stimulus.¬†“

Austerity versus stimulus, politics versus economics.

Those are the dual balancing acts of the People’s Partnership Budget 2012/2013, titled the “People’s Budget”. Read more…

In T&T: Clico bond update

17 September 2012

New (but not specific) deadline for NEL2 setup…expected “pick-up in acceptance and trading” toward the end of September.

Last week, Finance Minister Larry Howai promised that by year’s end there would be a resolution to the Government’s Enhanced Payoff Regime geared towards CLICO/BAT policyholders.

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In T&T: Howai hints at ‘austerity’ in budget

5 September 2012

Finance Minister alludes to ‘belt- tightening’… quasi-austerity?

Trinidad and Tobago can expect some austere measures in the upcoming fiscal 2012-2013 Budget, Finance Minister Larry Howai has said. Read more…

In T&T: ‘Role for URP in private sector’

9 August 2012

Finance minister surmises that unemployment data may be the result of gov’t programmes.

Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) president Dominic Hadeed has suggested that Government redirect participants in the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) to work in the private sector. Read more…

In T&T: Howai: I’m up to the challenge

26 June 2012

Set for the challenges ahead. Howai feels that now is the “time…to come forward and make an input.”

New Finance Minister Larry Howai has said he is grateful for the confidence placed in him by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and others in the business community on his appointment. Read more…