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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. In each implementing country it is supported by a coalition of governments, companies and civil society working together. Countries implementing the EITI Standard publish EITI Reports that disclose the revenues and other information from extraction of the country’s natural resources.

Visit the official website of the EITI: https://eiti.org/


The Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI)

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea is one of six Civil Society representatives on the 19-member Trinidad and Tobago multi-stakeholder EITI Steering Committee, under the chairmanship of Victor Hart.

As a member of the EITI, The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) will publicly declare annually all revenues received from companies engaged in the extractive industries and the companies, in turn, will publicly declare monies paid to GORTT. Discrepancies between the two reported figures, if any, will be subjected to an independent audit to reconcile the differences and the results published and widely disseminated.

FFOS is actively working with the remaining Civil Society representatives on the TTEITI Steering Committee to lobby for greater social and environmental transparency and accountability in the published reports.

Read the most recent TTEITI report (2012-2013): http://www.tteiti.org.tt/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/11/TTEITI-2013-Report.pdf

Visit the official website of the TTEITI: http://www.tteiti.org.tt/

FFOS Appeal to President Weekes

Today Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have written to Her Excellency, President Paula Mae Weekes (ORTT), appealing to her to not proclaim the Public Procurement and Disposal of Property (Amend…

A Response to Minister Sinanan

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) thank the Minister of Works and Transport for his response to our social media video “Our country is being sold secretly”,  dated 12th March 2021 …

Is 17.5B TTD a Planned Leakage?

Despite persistent warnings by our Auditor General and several independent international agencies, the extractive industry hemorrhage of the public purse continues with Cabinet’s blessings. In tw…

Another Legal Battle for Transparency

On October 16th, 2020, after three months of unanswered appeals, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) visited the Nabarima, a Venezuelan Fuel Storage and Offloading Vessel, which was listing danger…

Preventing Leatherback Slaughter

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have today written to the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh appealing to him to reconsider his decision to refuse Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) permissio…

World Wildlife Day Message.

Today as we celebrate the importance of World Wildlife Day, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) laments the ongoing destruction of the Aripo Savannas.  This legally designated Environmentally…

Politicians to blame for WASA

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) 10Billion debt nightmare is one of many drains on our economy. Every state enterprise suffers from inflated procurement costs, kickbacks, nepotism, low producti…

NGO Files Complaint Against Fort George Housing Developer

https://www.caribois.org/2020/06/ngo-files-complaint-against-fort-george-housing-developer/

The yardstick of enforcement must be re-examined.

The ruthless drowning of dozens of birds in Cedros (see press report https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/exotic-birds-sacrificed-as-smugglers-throw-them-overboard/article_2192801c-a5a5-11ea-b8b…

Point Fortin Oil Spill

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 disa…

A call for robust management of the Sargussum threat.

This is an open letter to the Hon. Minister Clarence Rambharat. We write to urge our Government’s action on a critical regional threat. While this sudden, new phenomenon of Sargassum weed washing…

Another Chaguaramas Oil Spill

This video was recorded at 7 am this morning (6th May 2020). The oil appears to have been released during the night. As you can see in the video, it stretches for miles westward. It appears that …

Earth Day 2020 — FFOS warns of increased risk of oil spills…

Date: April 22nd , 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom,  AS we face this global pandemic we must be reminded that environmental protection is more important than money or black gold (oil). The sl…

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Applicant) v Environmental Management Authority- EMA (Respondent)

JUDGEMENT CV2020-1251 Download ACCESS TO EIA-CASE SUMMARYDownload PRESS STATEMENTS

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Appellant) v Environmental Management Authority – EMA (Respondent) And The Ministry of Works and Transport – MOWT (First Interested Party) and Kall Company Limited – KALLCO (Second Interested Party)

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENTS1. High Court2. Court of Appeal3. Privy Council PRESS STATEMENTS

Bhadose Sooknanan (First Applicant) and Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Second Applicant) v Environmental Management Authority- EMA (Respondent) and The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (Interested Party)

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENT1. HIGH COURT PRESS STATEMENTS

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Applicant) v The Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENT 1. PRIVY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENTS

Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Applicant) v Environmental Management Authority- EMA (Respondent) and Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago (ALNG) (Respondent/Interested Party)

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENT1. HIGH COURT PRESS STATEMENTS

“Fishermen and Friends of the Sea- FFOS (Appellant) v Environmental Management Authority- EMA and BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (Respondents)”

CASE SUMMARY JUDGEMENTS1. HIGH COURT2a. COURT OF APPEAL (Justice Nelson) 2b. COURT OF APPEAL (Justice Lucky) …

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 busine…

Scarlet Ibis

See below link for comprehensive information on Scarlet Ibis compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt/Eud…

Olive Ridley Turtle

See below link for comprehensive information on Olive Ridley Turtle compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/og…

Hawksbill Turtle

See below link for comprehensive information on Hawksbill Turtle compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt…

Green Turtle

See below link for comprehensive information on Green Turtle compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt/Ch…

Loggerhead Turtle

See below link for comprehensive information on Loggerhead Turtle compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/images/Carett…

Leatherback Turtle

See below link for comprehensive information on Leatherback Turtle compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/og…

Ocelot

See below link for comprehensive information on Ocelot compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt/Leopardu…

Golden Tree Frog

See below link for comprehensive information on Golden Tree Frog compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogat…

White-Tailed Sabrewing Hummingbird

See below link for comprehensive guide published by the University of the West Indies: https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/images/Campylopterus_ensipennis%20-%20Wh…

West Indian Manatee

See below link for comprehensive guide on West Indian Manatee published by the University of the West Indies: https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt/T…

Pipile pipile (Trinidad Piping-guan or Pawi)

See below link for comprehensive information on Pawi compiled by the University of the West Indies. https://sta.uwi.edu/fst/lifesciences/sites/default/files/lifesciences/documents/ogatt/Pipile_pipile%…