FFOS are deeply concerned that another oil spill is occurring tonight Sunday 7th June 2020 at the Heritage Refinery Tank Farm in Point Fortin. The Police have cordoned off the area. FFOS fully disapprove of the method of testing the Tanks by loading them with water when property damage could occur if a rupture happens, Read more about Point Fortin Oil Spill[…]
Date: January 24th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, For over 20 years, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have consistently reported on the impact of seismic surveys on our fishers citing United Nations and other internationally published scientific studies. In 2017, the University of Tasmania presented evidence which argues that “seismic surveys cause significant mortality to Read more about Safeguarding Our Country’s Future[…]
While our sea and fish continue to be contaminated by cancer causing poly cyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the Ministry and Government have a “duty of care” to ensure enforcement of the law “without fear or favor”.
Date: May 6th , 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, There is yet another Oil spill in our Gulf of Paria food basket-. How many oil spills must we suffer before a single culprit is brought to justice? Is our Government protecting these known violators? Shouldn’t Government enforce the Law and arrest, prosecute and incarcerate the CEOs of Read more about Once is an accident, but daily is negligence[…]
The extractive sector is the foundation of our unstable economy and requires the best minds, the greatest transparency and the most thorough accountability.
Our government needs to be reminded that ALL extractive resources belong to ALL of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Until all oil and gas facilities are safe and regulated, FFOS call on our Government to declare “a hydrocarbon state of emergency
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 Read more about FFOS are encouraged despite the attacks[…]
Date: January 19th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishing is the only source of income for our fishers who have invested in their vessels, engines and nets and are now faced, without any forewarning or viable alternatives, with a fuel crisis. There is no more regular gas and we are forced to use super gas which costs Read more about Minister F Khan is Wrong[…]
On 17th December 2013, 7,554 barrels of Bunker C fuel oil spilled into the Gulf of Paria. It was speculated that the oil spill was a direct result of poorly maintained sea lines owned by the state owned company Petrotrin. These sea lines, which had not been inspected for over 17 years ruptured and directly Read more about Summary Report: Dec 17th 2013 Oil Spill, La Brea, Trinidad (see downloadable PDF for media and laboratory report links)[…]
While our Nation is led down the greasy oil, gas and chemical industry road, are our institutions, or our legislature mindful of possible disasters, and are we ready?