Trinidad & Tobago

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Traditionally, T&T has generated the majority of its revenue from its once buoyant oil sector, and more recently, from natural gas. Despite recent growth in the manufacturing and non-energy sector, as well as the current administration’s attempt to curtail spending, the decline in revenue from oil and gas streams has seen successive administrations struggle to effectively...

Trinidad and Tobago has traditionally generated the majority of its revenue from its once-buoyant oil and gas sector. However, despite recent growth in the manufacturing and non-energy sector, the sharp decline in energy revenue has seen the government struggle with fiscal measures to keep the economy afloat. For example, despite amendments to the Property Tax Act, the...

What can be done to boost production and tap into the islands’ agricultural potential?

Trinidad and Tobago’s commodity-fuelled growth throughout the second half of the 20th century resulted in agriculture becoming moderately less economically important. As the energy sector gradually grew in prominence, Trinbagonians gravitated away from traditional farming jobs and towards more highly skilled professions. This led to a downturn in the production of traditional...

Alongside tourism and financial services, agro-industry is an area that holds significant potential for diversification and growth in Trinidad and Tobago’s economy. With a rich tradition of agricultural production and a climate that facilitates the cultivation of a number of cocoa hybrids, the sector has long been earmarked as a potential driver of growth. Furthermore, both...

What efforts must be made in tertiary education to match programmes with labour demand?

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