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Saturday 17 August 2019
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No cartel in Cabinet committee

Christian Mouttet
Christian Mouttet

Clint Chan Tack

FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert on Friday rejected allegations from Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal of a cartel operating within the Implementation Committee appointed by Cabinet in January. Responding to Moonilal in the House of Representatives, Imbert declared, “I see no conflict of interest whatsoever. I see no cartel. I see no interlocking anything.” He reminded MPs that one of the objectives of the committee is to interact with the private sector to determine potential areas of development and report back to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Imbert said this interaction would allow the Government to see how it could facilitate the private sector with respect to certain projects. He said this would lead to stimulation of the economy through private sector investment. Imbert said members of the committee are serving on a voluntary basis and there is no set ending for the committee’s lifespan. The committee is chaired by businessman Christian Mouttet.

The other members are TT International Finance Centre Management Company Ltd chairman Richard Young, Blair Ferguson, Caribbean Airlines chairman Shameer Mohammed and Gloria Jones Knapp from Tobago.

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