Political Analyst Ancel St. Hillaire expects government to implement growth measures in 2017 as he believes government used 2016 to steady declining economic growth.
2016 was a very difficult year for T&T’s energy sector due to falling oil and gas production says Dr. Thackwray Driver, CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber.
The Incredible Myron B joins us on set to talk about the Christmas Season and give some insight into what he has planned for the Carnival 2017. The members of our Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago crew also joined him on set for the final taste of Soca Parang for 2016.
Dr Hanif Benjamin says more facilities are needed to deal with mental health concerns in Trinidad and Tobago. Benjamin, who works with the Centre for Human Development, says while the discussion around mental health continues to progress in the right direction there is a need for more facilities and education to deal with the issue.
Although he's had a busy year, the man of many hats, Rembunction, visited Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago and spread his Christmas cheer. He even got host Dike Rostant to join in spreading the cheer on set.
UWI Guild President Makesi Peters says a better life is what many students who pursue tertiary education hope to achieve. He says however they are "very worried" about whether or not they'll get a sustainable job afterwards. National scholarship recipient Keston Perry says economics are one of the chief reasons that 75% of tertiary educated students emigrate.
"We've become politicians of convenience" says Political Analyst Shane Mohammed when commenting on the progress of politics in T&T for the past year. Whereas Amilcar Sanatan of the UWI Socialist Student Conference says the two party system in T&T isn't as "poisonous" as it is thought of but is a system that is also present in other Caribbean countries, the USA and Australia.
Dr. Roger Hosein believes that T&T's growth rate for 2016 is closer to -6.2% and not the reported -4.5%. A figure which the UWI Lecturer says will be the worst contraction of the economy since 1983.
The minority has spoken. That’s the view of political analyst Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath on the result of the recently held Local Government Election. He says the two major political parties will claim victory based on their “spin doctors” but the country will move forward.