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Highway Halted

Highway Halted

Date: April 20th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fisherman and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) today scored a landmark victory in the Court of Appeal when it was granted leave to appeal to the Privy Council and an injunction pending the hearing of that appeal. The injunction effectively halts further construction work from continuing on the Toco-Manzanilla Highway with immediate effect. In […]

Why is EMA silent?

Why is EMA silent?

Date: April 6th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 4th April 2018, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have initiated a Direct Private Party Action against the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) for violations to the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) issued Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) for the construction of the 5000meter Cumuto to Sangre Grande Highway along the southern […]

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 […]

Bulldozers wreak havoc. Is this the last of the world famous Aripo Savannas?

Bulldozers wreak havoc. Is this the last of the world famous Aripo Savannas?

Date: January 15th 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, One week has passed since the heavy earth moving machinery started bulldozing the southern boundary of the Aripo Savannas including the historic train line and the standing forests including Moriche Palms immediately adjacent to the Aripo Savannas and within the designated Long Stretch Forest Reserve. Thus far, a distance of 1-kilometre-long and approximately 100 […]