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Brutalizing our voiceless

Brutalizing our voiceless

Date: August 16th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 13th August 2019, in his address at the ceremony for the ‘Inter-Agency Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration in Regulating Fishing and Fishing Related Activities and Relevant Trade’, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Clarence Rambharat referring to the Draft Fisheries Management Bill, is quoted as stating that “he expected to lay […]

Who benefits from delay?

Who benefits from delay?

Until the public has been fully consulted on any parliamentary amendments, the notorious corruption of our hooded public officers will continue to erode our children’s future by draining our Treasury, giving away our patrimony and neutering our public interest movements.

Selective Law Enforcement?

Selective Law Enforcement?

Date: April 12th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Friday 12th April 2019, it was reported that a Point Fortin woman was fined, by the Point Fortin Magistrate‟s Court, $51,000.00 for building a ten by ten-foot house on state land. The action to remove her was brought by the Point Fortin Regional Corporation. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) do not […]

Runaway Powers to Persecuting Civil Society Organizations  –  Using a Hammer to Kill an Ant

Runaway Powers to Persecuting Civil Society Organizations – Using a Hammer to Kill an Ant

Date: March 28th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Dear Editor, Are we becoming a dictatorial “Police State”? The proposed “Non-Profit Organization Bill, 2019” may be passed on Friday 29th March, 2019 by a Simple Majority. (See attached). FFOS fears this proposed Law is a new tool, which if abused, can be used to persecute independent Civil Society entities who stand up in […]

Defeated but not discouraged

Defeated but not discouraged

Date: August 28th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have been defeated at the Privy Council. The Privy Council’s written judgment will be delivered on 8 October, 2018. FFOS appeared on 30th July 2018 before the Privy Council against the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Works and Transport/NIDCO to appeal the decision of […]

FFOS vs EMA at the Privy Council on Monday 30th July, 2018

FFOS vs EMA at the Privy Council on Monday 30th July, 2018

Date: July 30th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Proceedings will be aired live online on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) website (https://www.jcpc.uk/live/court-03.html) Date – Monday 30th July 2018 Time -5:30 am Trinidad and Tobago time (10:30 am London time) On 29th September 2017, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commenced Judicial Review proceedings against the Environmental Management Authority […]

Highway Halted

Highway Halted

Date: April 20th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fisherman and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) today scored a landmark victory in the Court of Appeal when it was granted leave to appeal to the Privy Council and an injunction pending the hearing of that appeal. The injunction effectively halts further construction work from continuing on the Toco-Manzanilla Highway with immediate effect. In […]

Why is EMA silent?

Why is EMA silent?

Date: April 6th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 4th April 2018, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have initiated a Direct Private Party Action against the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) for violations to the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) issued Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) for the construction of the 5000meter Cumuto to Sangre Grande Highway along the southern […]