Date: February 27th,2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) is being chastised for water shortages. Honourable Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte in turn is blaming the harshness of the dry season. Instead of playing a blame game shouldn’t we blame ourselves for not demanding accountability, consultation and transparency from our elected Governments? In 2015, WASA operated […]
Date: February 20th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) are encouraged by the recent questions on the fisherfolks’ “regular” gas crisis posed in Parliament by the Honorable Opposition Senator Wade Mark, and welcome the lifeline thrown by the Hon. Franklyn Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries. However we condemn the politicizing, the displaying of racially […]
Date: February 15th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) are questioning the Government’s logic of disproportionate fines for the same offense. The Honourable Minister Clearance Rambarath, has recently increased the fines for hunters and has proposed new legislation with increased fines for fishers. For instance, a hunter who is intercepted whilst hunting and fails to produce […]
Date: February 12th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Now that the dust has settled on the United Nations (UN) celebrated World Wetlands Day (February 2nd), Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) question the purpose of this day when everywhere in T&T wetlands are being destroyed. What is the purpose of internationally celebrated days if the law is not enforced on the […]
Until and unless we are able to stand up together to expose the truth, we will all continue to fail our children’s children, depriving them of their entitlement of a world where clean air can be breathed, fish can be caught … and eaten, clean water can be drunk, clean food can be grown… or are we there already?