Trinidad Express / With its 2018 budget presentation, the Government aims to continue its effort to “(change) the paradigm” by “putting the economy on a sustainable path”’, and I combed the presentation to see if there was a diversification plan as well as a plan to change or “diversify” the nation’s thinking with respect to the new focus. As I reported in my last column, while there was a diversification plan, there was no programme intended to move the nation away from the fixation on oil and gas as our economic salvation to a robust embrace of economic diversification.

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