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Trinidad: Tobago wants $4.72b

THE THA wants $4.72 billion from Government to manage the affairs of the island for fiscal 2020.

The Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development received the largest chunk of the Budget package – $778.3 million – read out yesterday, while the divisions of Infrastructure and Education $524.7 and $512 million respectively.

The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation received the fourth highest allocation with $392.6 million.

THA Secretary for Finance Joel Jack gave these figures at the end of the budget presentation titled Advancing Our Development Agenda.

Jack said Tobago is now at a critical juncture in its development and the assembly’s fiduciary responsibility is to chart a course which would take the island’s development to another level and in a direction best suited to the needs and aspirations of its people.

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