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Can our Prime Minister Break his Silence?

Can our Prime Minister Break his Silence?

Date: October 19th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Plastic waste should not be the taxpayers burden whose money continues to be wasted while economic opportunities are lost. Underprivileged communities which have limited employment and which are strategically in position to earn from recycling are left out in the cold while our ecosystems and health are compromised, polluted and contaminated by plastic microfibers […]

Stop the Government blame game!

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 led to siltation of our […]

Corporate Leadership

Corporate Leadership

Date: April 27th , 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Massy Stores must be commended for taking the lead in promoting zero tolerance for plastic bags. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, plastic bags are used for an average of 12 minutes; at least 267 different species have been affected by plastic pollution in the ocean; 100,000 marine animals are killed by […]

Good Tax, Bad Tax

Good Tax, Bad Tax

Date: October 6th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) congratulate the Honourable Minister of Finance for proposing to implement an “environmental tax” of $20 TTD per automotive tyre imported into Trinidad and Tobago. It is hoped that this tax will cover the cost of proper disposal of used tyres and curb indiscriminate dumping but how was […]

Why delay Beverage Container Bill?

Why delay Beverage Container Bill?

Date: June 1st , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Why delay Beverage Containers Bill? When business leaders lead, the world gets closer to sustainability. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commend a business giant, Mr Norman Sabga, CEO and Chairman of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies for emphasizing the need for the development and implementation/enforcement of legislation to deal with […]