Is the Government by extension respecting the Court?
Date: January 31s 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Bloomberg exposé has brought to light a dark reality that Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have been cautioned not to speak about. There are dangerous shipments and trans-shipment activities everywhere on our coasts. Our seamen are being robbed of their vessels and kidnapped for ransoms after being taken to a hidden […]
Date: January 28th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Many people are suddenly in favour of this controversial highway as if to suggest that FFOS are opposed to it. FFOS have never said we should not have the highway or that we don’t want development for Toco or Tobago. Many who are quick to lend support for the highway have not considered the […]
Date: January 20th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS are being criticized based on misinformation and petty bias. Throughout its twenty years of advocacy for sustainable development which means economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources and meets the needs of present and future generations. From inception, FFOS have advocated for sustainable fisheries, never for a ban on fishing. […]
Date: January 15th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, One week has passed since the heavy earth moving machinery started bulldozing the southern boundary of the Aripo Savannas including the historic train line and the standing forests including Moriche Palms immediately adjacent to the Aripo Savannas and within the designated Long Stretch Forest Reserve. Thus far, a distance of 1-kilometre-long and approximately 100 […]
Date: January 13th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Monday 8th January, 2018, heavy earth works machinery including several bulldozers, excavators and road preparation equipment have arrived at the Southern Boundary of the Aripo Savannas and have commenced works contrary to our understanding of the verbal assurances which were given before the Court in which Justice Ramcharan presided. See pictures and videos […]
These five shrimp trawlers are openly violating the Shrimp Trawl Regulations under the watchful eyes of Government. FFOS have made public and have reported alleged conflicts of interest within the Coast
Guard itself with Officers allegedly owning trawlers while preventing the enforcement of the Shrimp Trawl Regulations.
Date: January 5th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Currently, excavators are modifying the course of the Las Cuevas River, where it meets the beach. The developer, George Aboud and Sons, has no environmental approval from the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to modify this recognised turtle nesting beach. Fishermen and Friends of Sea (FFOS) are calling on full government support and an emergency […]