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Water is a Human Right

Water is a Human Right

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 […]

Bad investments follows bad planning

Bad investments follows bad planning

Dear Editor/Newsroom, Dr Keith Rowley recently signed a cooperative agreement for the construction of a dry-docking facility in La Brea, between our Government and the China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), a Chinese company with a decade long record of multiple corruption scandals and fraudulent governmental transactions. In 2009, Chinese Firm CHEC’s parent company, China Communications Construction Group (CCCC), was […]

Nine years and 265M Later -is Maracas Beach a National Disgrace?

Nine years and 265M Later -is Maracas Beach a National Disgrace?

Date: September 2nd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Institute of Marine Affairs published the 2016 “State of the Marine Environment Report” which revealed that Maracas Beach had a “very poor” bathing quality rating due to sewage contamination. What is being done to address the seepage of pit latrines? The 1067 residents defecate on average 1067 loads per day, and they don’t […]

How will Dr Rowley attract the Chinese Tourists?

How will Dr Rowley attract the Chinese Tourists?

Date: June 1st, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Twenty years ago Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) began representing Maracas Beach shark and bake vendors. The problems then were never sufficiently addressed but instead have gotten worse. Facilities mismanagement, dilapidation, congestion and traffic, poor distribution of customers, and of course the relentless TIDCO sewage and its resulting public health risks. Today, […]

Who is raiding our treasury?

Who is raiding our treasury?

Date: February 3rd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) wish to respond to Minister Rohan Sinanan’s public statements made at the Sangre Grande Chamber of Commerce well attended “Invitation Only” Meeting held on Wednesday 31st January at the Regional Corporation office. FFOS support road connectivity and are not in any way opposed to national development providing […]

FFOS slam Minister Sinanan

FFOS slam Minister Sinanan

Date: February 1st 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) considers Minister Rohan Sinanan’s statement that the injunction granted by the Court in the interest of justice is costing the State $1M per day to be disgraceful, mischievous and prejudicial conduct. FFOS filed its claim on 29th September 2017. At that time, no contract had been […]

FFOS commends Dr. Terrence Farrell

FFOS commends Dr. Terrence Farrell

Date: November 12th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commend Dr. Terrence Farrell, Chairman of the Government appointed Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) on his reported statements made at the Ministry of Planning and Development and EDAB’s event entitled “Promoting Innovation for Diversification : Moving Forward” reported on November 9, 2017. It is not often that […]

Can Petrotrin be saved?

Can Petrotrin be saved?

Despite Petrotrin’s complete control and monopoly over all the shallow most lucrative oil fields, we are being forced to finance this failing state enterprise who have no shame in posting a 4.5 Billion TTD loss, which omits to measure the billions in annual revenues and earnings that have been pillaged