Let’s support our local farmers and fishers!

Date: March 23rd, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, We commend the Authorities for implementing restrictions for public safety in high traffic areas such as fresh food markets, but why are supermarket businesses left to create public risks without any overcrowding or access regulations? When you go to any big supermarket you would notice the large crowds especially Read more about Let’s support our local farmers and fishers![…]

COVID-19 Is Here – Action Plan Missing.

Date: March 13th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Urgent action is needed! Now that the Virus is here FFOS congratulates PM Rowley in taking immediate action to close schools and universities, but is it too little too late? In light of this COVID-19 pandemic, we appeal to our government to follow the example of regional and international Read more about COVID-19 Is Here – Action Plan Missing.[…]

FFOS Calls for Coordinated Emergency Response/ Consultation on the Suspension of All Mortgage and Interest Costs and Property Rentals in Event of COVID-19 Disaster.

Date: March 11th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, At the onset of the coronavirus, FFOS had publicly called for a national consultation for the development of a coordinated national preparedness and emergency response plan. This should include a mitigation and contingency planning so as to minimize the risk and/or impact of this national threat. There has been Read more about FFOS Calls for Coordinated Emergency Response/ Consultation on the Suspension of All Mortgage and Interest Costs and Property Rentals in Event of COVID-19 Disaster.[…]

Come Together in Defence of Each Other

Date: March 11th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, At the onset of the coronavirus, FFOS had publicly called for a national consultation to discuss the need for a coordinated national preparedness and emergency response plan including mitigation and contingency planning so as to minimize the risk and/or impact of this national threat. In 6 weeks, there has Read more about Come Together in Defence of Each Other[…]

Giant Step Backward

Date: February 18 th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Minister Rambharat’s stoppage of the stage in the sea at Maracas Beach is commendable but does it go far enough to address public safety and the right to co-exist on a recreational public space? The fete is still being permitted on the Beach. Keith Sobion, Machel Montano and Read more about Giant Step Backward[…]

Are we Prepared for the Coronavirus?

Date: January 21st, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, As the world braces for what appears to be a major health crisis, shouldn’t we be considering the postponement of Carnival 2020? What if one Carnival visitor is a carrier, how will we respond? What medical facilities and emergency response do we have in place for this World Health Read more about Are we Prepared for the Coronavirus?[…]

Migrants Living in Squalor

Date: December 7 th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, What FFOS had feared has come to pass. Many times, FFOS called on Minister Stuart Young to close our borders and regulate the number of refugees entering. Let’s face it, our collapsing economy has limited resources and our Government has not established any social programs to assist these Read more about Migrants Living in Squalor[…]

Energy Sector- Honest or Dishonest?

Date: October 26th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, FFOS have served on the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency initiative steering committee for almost a decade. This week the Amcham CEO is quoted as stating that Energy companies in Trinidad and Tobago are honest. This is far from the truth! On the contrary, it has been a Read more about Energy Sector- Honest or Dishonest?[…]

Stop the Government blame game!

Date: July 3rd, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, When we hear of mosquitoes our Government’s knee jerk response is to spray more toxic malathion/diesel mixture. Is that really the best response or should we not be ensuring the exhaustion of other options first? It’s not just Government’s fault! Unapproved, unregulated, unauthorized and poor planning or development has Read more about Stop the Government blame game![…]

Once is an accident, but daily is negligence

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[…]