My point of view

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 […]
October 24, 2019

Connecting the dots… #budget2020

By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist Email: marlene.attzs@gmail.com There was the usual hype in the media in anticipation of the budget—interviews and perspectives being shared about what […]
July 19, 2019

The ABCs of T&T’s economic ratings

A few weeks ago, the ubiquitous headlines revealed a downgrade from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) regarding the national economic outlook. Given the recriminations and the ‘confuffling’ […]
June 13, 2019

Gathering storms

June marks the start of the rainy season for us in T&T and also the start of the annual hurricane season. During the period June 1–November […]