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Archive for the ‘COVID19’ Category

El Pecos and the New Normal

“If you’re a restaurant that sells food on the Avenue or anywhere else, don’t just put some bread and call yourself a bakery. The police will have a good case against you. You’re breaking the law.” So said Minister Young according to a report last week in […]

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COVID – an economic balancing act

Decision making at the highest level of government during a pandemic like we are experiencing is as difficult as it gets. There are so many unknowns and variables, so many interactions between health, economy, work and all aspects of life where every decision impacts upon and is […]

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COVID economics Part 1

I am not an economist. I am an accountant and a database specialist. That is why I shy away from serious economic analysis. Although my training many years ago included some economic theory and I worked among economists frequently, I still consider myself to be no more […]

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COVID Planning

Here we are, well over a year into the COVID pandemic. It has impacted us in ways that will be with us for years to come. At the start I was impressed by the stated position of the ruling administration. They called on us to pull together, […]

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Who wants million dollars

The headline said it all. More than 8 million dollars had been paid out to fraudulent claimants of COVID relief grants. This was based on a report from the Auditor General into the expenditure of the massive amounts of public funds to assist various sectors of society […]

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COVID digitisation

Did you know that we have a Ministry of government laser focused on fully digitizing services to the public in sweet T&T? The Ministry of Public Administration and Digital Transformation is charged with the task of moving away from bureaucratic paper bound systems to efficient digital systems. […]

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Vaccination blues

I may appear to be taking a bit of liberty today and venturing into an area outside of my fields of expertise, but I assure you that there is good reason for doing so as you shall see. I’m delving into the controversial matter of vaccination against […]

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