April 9, 2016

Natural Resource Governance

Natural Resource Governance

 

FFOS want talks on state lands
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | April, 28 2016
http://www.newsday.co.tt/features/0,227078.html

 

FFOS pleads for PM intervention
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 11, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150611/news/ffos-pleads-for-pm-intervention

 

Duped with procurement promises
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | December 4, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,203829.html

 

Beware of those who want to maintain status quo
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 3, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-12-03/beware-those-who-want-maintain-status-quo

 

Tearful plea for PM to mediate
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | October 30, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-10-30/tearful-plea-pm-mediate

 

Demanding more wages unscrupulous, unpatriotic
Trinidad Express Newspapers | October 21, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Demanding-more-wages-unscrupulous-unpatriotic-279988022.html

 

Some questions on procurement
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | June 3, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,195709.html

 

Mangroves threatened by highway construction
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 10, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-11-10/mangroves-threatened-highway-construction

 

Environment suffering: govt not living up to manifesto
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 3, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Environment-suffering-govt-not-living-up-to-manifesto-230438801.html

 

Plight of the hairy blue crab
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | October 6, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-10-06/plight-hairy-blue-crab

 

Where is the promised procurement legislation?
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | March 3, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-03-03/where-promised-procurement-legislation

 

FFOS calls for promised independent Inquiry
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 25, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2012-11-25/ffos-calls-promised-independent-inquiry

 

EMA withdraws approval given to poultry farm
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 7, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/EMA_withdraws_approval_given_to_poultry_farm-177786021.html

 

Reform the EMA now
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 20, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Reform_the_EMA_now-170612066.html

 

Another ‘summit of shame and disgrace’?
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 27, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Another__summit_of_shame_and_disgrace__-160630895.html

 

Is FFOS being targeted by ‘green’ overlords?
Trinidad Express Newspapers | February 7, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Is_FFOS_being_targeted_by__green__overlords_-138906469.html

 

T&T at risk if fuel subsidy is removed
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 19, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.tt/business-guardian/thursday-january-19-2012/tt-risk-if-fuel-subsidy-removed

 

More transparency on back taxes
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 27, 2011
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/More_transparency__on_back_taxes-134548698.html

 

Election promises left to decay
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 16, 2011
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Election_promises_left_to_decay-130001838.html

 

Conference to focus on pollution
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 20, 2011
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2011/01/20/conference-focus-pollution

 

No regulation for land reclamation
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | September 17, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.tt/archives/business/business-guardian/2009/09/17/no-regulation-land-reclamation

 

EMA dragging its feet
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 22, 2009
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/EMA_dragging_its_feet-115400749.html

 

Galloping dictatorship or delusional planning?
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | May 8, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.tt/archives/commentary/columnist/2009/05/08/galloping-dictatorship-or-delusional-planning

 

 

Maritime Regulations & Marine Affairs

‘Yellow card’ for T&T*…Country deemed ‘uncooperative in fight against illegal fishing’
Trinidad Express Newspapers | April 22, 2016
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160422/news/yellow-card-for-tt

 

Is the north coast without law and order
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | March 27, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-03-27/north-coast-without-law-and-order

 

When did the IMA’s jurisdiction change?
Trinidad Express Newspapers | August 2, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/When-did-the-IMAs-jurisdiction-change-164838786.html

 

How to stop the diesel racket
Trinidad Express Newspapers | March 28, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/How_to_stop_the_diesel_racket-144752645.html

 

Let’s talk about protecting fishermen
Trinidad Express Newspapers | August 21, 2010
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Let_s_talk_about_protecting__fishermen-101240784.html

 

 

Mining & Quarrying

Appoint the EMA board now
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | March 7, 2016
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,225015.html

 

Govt should regulate quarries
Trinidad Express Newspapers | March 4, 2016
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160304/letters-to-the-editor/govt-should-regulate-quarries

 

Water security not optional
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | February 27, 2016
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,224617.html

 

Quarries threaten limited supply
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | October 9, 2015
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2015-10-09/quarries-threaten-limited-supply

 

Dictatorial, undemocratic, and secretive public consultations
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | December 27, 2013
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,188415.html

 

FFOS: Process for establishing mining zones dictatorial, secretive
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 15, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-12-15/ffos-process-establishing-mining-zones-dictatorial-secretive

 

Environment suffering: govt not living up to manifesto
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 3, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Environment-suffering-govt-not-living-up-to-manifesto-230438801.html

 

Corruption threatens all sustainable development
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 7, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/Corruption_threatens_all_sustainable_development_-177785941.html

 

State of the environment–a failing grade
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 13, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/featured-news/State_of_the_environment_a_failing_grade_-169723236.html

 

Weigh costs and benefits
Trinidad Express Newspapers | March 22, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Weigh_costs_and_benefits-143916936.html

 

Quarries are hurting our environment
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 24, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Quarries_are_hurting_our_environment-138017613.html

 

 

Oil & Gas Exploration

Fishermen slam ‘lies’ from bpTT
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 26, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20151226/news/fishermen-slam-8216lies8217-from-bptt

 

bpTT ads anger Fishermen and Friends of the Sea
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | November 25 2015
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,220374.html

 

Aboud: BPTT trying to influence judgment
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 24, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20151124/news/aboud-bptt-trying-to-influence-judgment

 

Case dismissed as charging officer again a no-show
Trinidad Express Newspapers | August 10, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150810/news/case-dismissed-as-charging-officer-again-a-no-show

 

Aboud calls on PM to halt seismic bombing
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | June 11, 2015
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,212508.html

 

Three ‘seismic protestors’ in court
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 18, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-12-18/three-%E2%80%98seismic-protestors%E2%80%99-court

 

Aboud: Oil spill like bombing of fisheries
Trinidad Express Newspapers | July 31, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-Oil-spill-like-bombing-of-fisheries-269485601.html

 

100% tax allowance for seismic blasts
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | February 2, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,190112.html

 

FFOS to Environmental Management Authority: Postpone seismic surveys until Gulf is cleaned up
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 19, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-01-19/ffos-environmental-management-authority-postpone-seismic-surveys-until-gulf

 

Petrotrin facing court
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 17, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Petrotrin-facing-court-240942851.html

 

Fishermen chase away seismic vessel
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | January 12, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,189072.html

 

Fishermen try to stop seismic surveys
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 11, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Fishermen-try-to-stop-seismic-surveys-239780941.html

 

Mass animal deaths in 2013
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 4, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Mass-animal-deaths-in-2013–238738011.html

 

Beware mullet spawning in Gulf
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | January 2, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,188643.html

 

EMA urged to cancel seismic surveys
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 30, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/business/EMA-urged-to-cancel-seismic-surveys-238134971.html

 

Regulate fisheries regionally, says FFOS
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 29, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-12-29/regulate-fisheries-regionally-says-ffos

 

Group wants end to seismic fish surveys
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 26, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-11-26/group-wants-end-seismic-fish-surveys

 

‘Defiant’ fisherfolk vow to keep protesting
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 18, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Defiant-fisherfolk-vow-to-keep-protesting-232432571.html

 

Seismic survey committee can’t achieve its goal
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 18, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/columnist/2013-11-18/seismic-survey-committee-can%E2%80%99t-achieve-its-goal

 

Activist ‘heartbroken’ Govt ministers have abandoned environmental cause
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 15, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Activist-heartbroken-Govt-ministers-have-abandoned-environmental-cause-232144471.html

 

Activist arrested during seismic surveys protest
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 13, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-11-13/activist-arrested-during-seismic-surveys-protest

 

Cops arrest seismic tests protesters
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 12, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Cops-arrest-seismic-bombing-protesters-231605371.html

 

Activists, fisherman arrested in protest
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 12, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Activists-fisherman-arrested-in-protest-231674141.html

 

Six months of seismic bombing?
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | November 10, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-11-10/six-months-seismic-bombing

 

Environment suffering: govt not living up to manifesto
Trinidad Express Newspapers | November 3, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Environment-suffering-govt-not-living-up-to-manifesto-230438801.html

 

FFOS: oil/gas firms abroad not allowed to blast like here
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | October 27, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-10-27/ffos-oilgas-firms-abroad-not-allowed-blast-here

 

Land, sea protest by fishermen
Trinidad Express Newspapers | October 24, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Land-sea–protest-by–fishermen-229191291.html

 

Fisher folk protest seismic “bombings”
Trinidad Express Newspapers | October 24, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Fisher-folk-protest-seismic-bombings-229096011.html

 

Fishermen turn to Carmona for help
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | October 16, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-10-16/fishermen-turn-carmona-help

 

Fisherfolk, activists march against ‘seismic bombings’
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 19, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Fisherfolk-activists-march-against-seismic-bombings-224511141.html

 

Seismic surveys devastating fish population
Trinidad Express Newspapers | February 23, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Seismic_surveys_devastating_fish_population-192778041.html

 

Activists call for faster divestment plan
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | September 14, 2009
http://www.guardian.co.tt/archives/business/business/2009/09/14/activists-call-faster-divestment-plan

 

 

Other Petroleum Operations

Call an Environmental State of Emergency now
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | February 6, 2016
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2016-02-05/call-environmental-state-emergency-now

 

Where is the oil spill report?
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | August 24, 2015
http://www.guardian.co.tt/columnist/2015-08-24/where-oil-spill-report

 

The oil spill and its dead fish legacy
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | August 11, 2015
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2015-08-11/oil-spill-and-its-dead-fish-legacy

 

Dead dolphin and fish wash ashore at La Brea
Trinidad Express Newspapers | August 10, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150810/news/dead-dolphin-and-fish-wash-ashore-at-la-brea

 

Oily Christmas
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | December 26, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,204745.html

 

A warning to T&T: Oil spills killing river, marine life
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | August 10, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2014-08-09/warning-tt-oil-spills-killing-river-marine-life

 

Aboud wants answers
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 26, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-wants-anwsers-264719971.html

 

Aboud: Dangerous oil spill remnants still on the beach
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 26, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-Dangerous-oil-spill-remnants-still-on-the-beach–264835231.html

 

Dolphins washed ashore, La Brea carnage continues
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | June 12, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-06-12/dolphins-washed-ashore-la-brea-carnage-continues

 

Fishermen threaten EMA with legal action
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | May 20, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-05-20/fishermen-threaten-ema-legal-action

 

Aftermath of December oil spills: FFOS ponders legal action
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | May 13, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-05-13/aftermath-december-oil-spills-ffos-ponders-legal-action

 

Oil spill report due month end
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | April 13, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-04-13/oil-spill-report-due-month-end

 

UN body monitors La Brea fish kill
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | April 9, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-04-09/un-body-monitors-la-brea-fish-kill

 

FFOS: Do not swim in Gulf of Paria or ‘down de islands’
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | April 6, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-04-06/ffos-do-not-swim-gulf-paria-or-%E2%80%98down-de-islands%E2%80%99

 

More than a fish kill
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | April 4, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/search/?query=FFOS&where=all

 

Aboud undaunted by public criticism
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | April 4, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,192855.html

 

Fish safe, or not safe to eat
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | April 3, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,192804.html

 

Aboud gives list of unsafe fish
Trinidad Express Newspapers | April 2, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-gives-list-of-unsafe-fish-253675231.html

 

Dead fish washed ashore only in ‘red zone’
Trinidad Express Newspapers | April 1, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Dead-fish-washed–ashore-only-in-red-zone-253476021.html

 

Aboud: Some fish still safe to eat
Trinidad Express Newspapers | March 30, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-Some-fish–still-safe-to-eat-253135471.html

 

Fishermen want the EMA to test the waters
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | March 29, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,192609.html

 

Fish in Gulf contaminated – Aboud’s FFOS
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | March 28, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-03-27/fish-gulf-contaminated-aboud%E2%80%99s-ffos

 

Aboud: Govt covering up oil-spill damage
Trinidad Express Newspapers | March 27, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-Govt-covering-up-oil-spill-damage-252828651.html

 

Still waiting for answers
Trinidad Express Newspapers | February 4, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Still-waiting-for-answers-243604111.html

 

Will Corexit be left to poison future generations?
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 23, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-01-23/will-corexit-be-left-poison-future-generations

 

FFOS to Environmental Management Authority: Postpone seismic surveys until Gulf is cleaned up
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 19, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2014-01-19/ffos-environmental-management-authority-postpone-seismic-surveys-until-gulf

 

Aboud: Oil spill spreads to Venezuela
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 12, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-01-12/aboud-oil-spill-spreads-venezuela

 

Aboud calls on President Carmona: Declare La Brea a disaster zone
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 11, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-01-11/aboud-calls-president-carmona-declare-la-brea-disaster-zone

 

Auditing the oil spill disaster
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 5, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/commentaries/Auditing-the-oil–spill-disaster-238802571.html

 

Fisherfolk call for Carmona to intervene
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 4, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-01-04/fisherfolk-call-carmona-intervene

 

Mass animal deaths in 2013
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 4, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Mass-animal-deaths-in-2013–238738011.html

 

Declare South peninsula a disaster zone
Trinidad Express Newspapers | January 3, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Declare-South-peninsula-a-disaster-zone-238666301.html

 

Beware mullet spawning in Gulf
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | January 2, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,188643.html

 

Oil spill spreading north, says Aboud
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | January 2, 2014
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2014-01-02/oil-spill-spreading-north-says-aboud

 

Oil spill off Tobago was one of T&T’s worst
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 30, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-12-30/oil-spill-tobago-was-one-tt%E2%80%99s-worst

 

Aboud calls for Petrotrin shutdown
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 25, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Aboud-calls-for-Petrotrin-shutdown-237263271.html

 

Shut down operations
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 24, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-12-24/shut-down-operations

 

Oil spill questions for Petrotrin
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 23, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Oil-spill-questions-for-Petrotrin–237091021.html

 

Questions For Petrotrin
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | December 22, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-12-22/questions-petrotrin

 

 

Shrimp Trawling

Trawlers destroying North Coast seabeds
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | November 18, 2015
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,220097.html

 

FFOS pleads for PM intervention
Trinidad Express Newspapers | June 11, 2015
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150611/news/ffos-pleads-for-pm-intervention

 

No charges yet against captains, says FFOS
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 18, 2014
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/No-charges-yet-against-captains-says-FFOS-286295101.html

 

Why were vessels, owners set free?
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | December 15, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/letters/0,204318.html

 

Fishermen charged for illegal trawling
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | December 9, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/crime_and_court/0,204023.html

 

Aboud claims: Trawlers working in ‘red zone’
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday | May 13, 2014
http://www.newsday.co.tt/business/0,194688.html

 

Fisherfolk, activists march against ‘seismic bombings’
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 19, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Fisherfolk-activists-march-against-seismic-bombings-224511141.html

 

Applause for banning of shrimp trawlers
The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper | September 6, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.tt/letters/2013-09-06/applause-banning-shrimp-trawlers

 

Devant took a step in the right direction
Trinidad Express Newspapers | September 5, 2013
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/Devant-took-a-step-in-the-right-direction-222606241.html

 

What compensation?
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 18, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/letters/What_compensation_-184040041.html

 

‘Fishermen and Friends’ want end to trawling
Trinidad Express Newspapers | December 22, 2012
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Fishermen_and_Friends__want_end_to_trawling-184577401.html