Former Minister of Public Utilities and former Chair of Government’s Road map to recovery team, Robert Le Hunte says that the poverty gap is increasing in Trinidad and Tobago , with the poor getting even poorer. He said there is a widening gap between rich and poor in Trinidad and Tobago. He added it has been intensified by the effects of the covid-19 pandemic:
Mr. Le Hunte, speaking on Power Digital’s Breakfast show this morning says the effects of the pandemic have affected the poor in the country much more:
He also said recent comments attributed to him in an interview were in response to a question about the critical importance of diversification of the T&T economy, given the significant reduction in T&T energy revenues. He said the time is now to look at the past opportunities including the smelter project, the Sandals and other projects with a view to seeing which of these has the potential to contribute to the T&T economy
Le Hunte , presently the Managing Director of Ansa Bank, added that we in T&T have to look critically at why many of our past attempts at diversification have failed and remedy the issues that would have contributed to us as a country not realising our diversification goals.