Belt tightening, budget cuts, and a call by Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley for national sacrifice as the twin Island Republic's oil and gas based economy deals with dismal fiscal projections as a result of falling oil and gas revenue. Keeping Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) away from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the stated intention of the T &T Prime Minister.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC)and its affiliated sport organisations will answer the call and be part of the solution.

Sport will be a saving grace for Trinidad and Tobago in 2016.

See attached copy of the address given by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association(TTCGA) President at the 18th Annual TTOC Awards Gala held at Hyatt Regency Hotel Port of Spain Ballroom on Tuesday 29th December 2015.