My point of view

September 29, 2020

‘De people want water’ – and other budget considerations

A monthly column by Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com A few weeks before the 2020 general elections I took a drive to Manzanilla, one of […]
April 23, 2020

T&T must learn resilience for post-COVID-19 ‘run’

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com Like many, I am keeping check on what is happening globally in this unusual season. To witness economic superpowers […]
March 20, 2020

‘Ah choo!’ The cost of catching a cold in a small open economy

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist, Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com As a small open economy, Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing the reality of being caught in the middle of […]
January 23, 2020

Report Card: ‘F’ for Effort

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com In the last days of 2019, a video was being circulated on social media in which a fellow citizen […]
December 28, 2019

I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas… with or without polymers

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com   The shock, awe and palpitations associated with the change-out from the old $100 bills to the new, still […]
November 15, 2019

Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum – I smell imminent elections

“I would offer that some of the conversations on the road to December 2 really ought to focus on what matters to, and directly affects, the […]