In his almost two-hour response to the 2022/2023 budget presented by Chief Secretary Farley Augustine last Thursday, Minority Leader Kelvon Morris waded into several aspects of the presentation.
One key point for Morris was the relationship between Tobago and the Government.
He described what he called a troubling situation caused by an “antiquated, antagonistic, combative approach taken by the Chief Secretary in his relationship with the central government.”
Morris said the way payments were dispersed to Tobago has improved, an indication that the Government is willing to work with the Tobago House of Assembly regardless of who is in charge of it.
The Minority Leader also questioned the Finance, Trade and Economy Secretary on his plans if he did not receive the entire $3.97 billion fiscal package when the national budget is read.