The technology agenda, deferred

Above: The State Enterprises Investment Programme document for 2017 is the “blueprint” that public sector spending and prioritisation will follow. Technology initiatives are almost invisible in its pages. BitDepth#1061 for October 04, 2016 In his second budget presentation, Minister of Finance Colm Imbert played again to the cheap seats, offering minimal fiscal dings and tentative benevolence […]

Dear Prime Minister

Above: Dr Keith Rowley, photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1006 for September 15, 2015 Good day, sir. I have no doubt that there are many things that demand priority action from you at this time. The budget is coming up, and you’ve got to figure out what to do about the energy sector. Deciding how to cut […]

Dear Prime Minister (2010)

BitDepth #732, originally published in the Trinidad Guardian on May 25, 2010. This is my first open letter to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, and as I write this, five days in the past, that I have no idea whether I am writing to a man or a woman. So let’s skip the Mr […]