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Oil and Gas
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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 dangerously, threatening to spill 1.4M barrels of crude oil into our Gulf of Paria and Caribbean Sea. FFOS exposed misinformation and propaganda being released by the Maduro Regime which was

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Environmentally Sensitive Species
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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) permission to patrol marine turtle nesting areas during the 2021 turtle nesting season. This decision is devoid of any sound logic and contrary to the promotion of a sustainable eco-tourism industry and

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Aripo
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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 Sensitive Area (ESA) with its rare, endangered, vulnerable, and environmentally sensitive species (ESS) such as the Ocelot Tiger Cat and the endemic Sundew are threatened by an unnecessary highway from “nowhere

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Press Releases
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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 productivity, overstaffing, and the sale of its assets at a fraction of its market value. Without procurement oversight every Government transaction is plagued by evil.  To understand WASA’s 10Billion debt one must

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Animal Rights
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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-b8b8-3bcc90c1d6b8.html) by three smugglers highlights the cold blooded nature of black marketeers.   We applaud the action of our Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries,Clarence Rambharat in instructing that these smugglers also face animal cruelty charges (the maximum fine of which is 100,000TTD) in addition to their possession charges.

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