Annual Budget Series 2014
The Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Associations hosted it’s 2nd Annual Breakfast with Professionals Meeting, in collaboration with The University of the West Indies, and The UWI Alumni Association – Trinidad and Tobago Chapter on Wednesday 25th June at The Century Ballroom, Queen’s Park Oval from 8:00 am – 11:30 am.
“Breakfast with Professionals” now forms Part 2 of an Annual Budget Series initiative by the TTGPA, University and Alumni. Part 1 of the series was hosted by the University on Wednesday 28th May, and was held at Daaga Hall Auditorium, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm focusing on students and civil society. Senator the Honourable Larry Howai, Minister of Finance and the Economy gave the Feature Address. The event was moderated by Dr. Ronald Ramkissoon and the panel included Dr. Daren Conrad, Lecturer, Department of Economics, UWI; Mrs. Dona De Costa Martinez, Executive Director, Family Planning Association of Trinidad & Tobago and Eng. Hollis Charles, Immediate Past President, TTGPA.
Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications delivered the Feature Address followed by a rousing discussion by a distinguished panel. Panellists Mr. Nicolas Lok Jack – President TTMA, Dr. Roger Hosein – Senior Lecturer UWI, Mr. Afra Raymond- JCC President, Mr. Roger Packer – President Energy Chamber, Dr. Ronald Ramkissoon – Senior Economist, Mr. Rabindra Jaggernauth – Immediate Past President TTCSI and Mr. Sinanan Dass – Accountant and ICATT Committee Member, made presentations in their areas of expertise as they related to the national budget.
Part three of our Series the Post-Budget Forum took place on Tuesday 9th September at the Teaching and Learning Complex at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, once again moderated by Dr. Ronald Ramkissoon. Senator the Honourable Larry Howai, Minister of Finance was the featured speaker. This Forum analysed and compared the Budget outcomes from the previous year. The panellists were, Ms. Nicole Joseph, Director Tax Services, KPMG; Chair ICATT Tax Committee; TTGPA member; Mr. Afra Raymond, President, Joint Consultative Council and Dr. Roger Hosein, Snr. Lecturer, Department of Economics, UWI and incited thought-provoking comments on the Budget Presentation.