Not so, Madam Minister
MINISTER Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan said that Government revenues from the non-energy sector have exceeded those of the energy sector thus we are on our way to making this sector sustainable as identified by Minister Kevin Ramnarine. Government’s revenues from the energy sector do not include those from LNG and the downstream energy sector. These revenues are counted as non-energy hence the non-energy sector depends for a large part of its lifeblood on the energy sector.
Contrary to the minister’s statement the non-energy sector is not self-sustaining.