Date: January 24th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, For over 20 years, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have consistently reported on the impact of seismic surveys on our fishers citing United Nations and other internationally published scientific studies. In 2017, the University of Tasmania presented evidence which argues that “seismic surveys cause significant mortality to zooplankton populations”. All larval krill […]
c/o #34 Frederick Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies Tel (868) 674-7911. Fax: (868) 355-7671. Cell: (868) 355-7671 Email: [email protected] Press Statement Supplemental EIA for Invaders Bay Date: August 27th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have always been transparent in our correspondence with Government officials. In light of increasing flood events in South Western […]
Until the public has been fully consulted on any parliamentary amendments, the notorious corruption of our hooded public officers will continue to erode our children’s future by draining our Treasury, giving away our patrimony and neutering our public interest movements.
Date: June 12th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Today 12th June 2019, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have filed a High Court Judicial Review action with eminent Queens Counsel challenging the decision of the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to deny the public and civil society groups (like FFOS) complete copies of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports. The matter has been […]
Date: March 30th 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On 6th March 2017, the Ministry of Works of Transport (MOWT) submitted an application to the Environment Management Authority (EMA) for a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC – 5117/2017) for the construction of a roadway from Valencia to Toco (49km). The MOWT proposed this alignment to start at the end of Churchill Roosevelt Highway […]
Date: July 30th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Proceedings will be aired live online on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) website (https://www.jcpc.uk/live/court-03.html) Date – Monday 30th July 2018 Time -5:30 am Trinidad and Tobago time (10:30 am London time) On 29th September 2017, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) commenced Judicial Review proceedings against the Environmental Management Authority […]
Date: May 2nd, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have represented public interest issues in Las Cuevas since its inception in 1996. In 2004 the current owner of the Las Cuevas Estate, George Aboud and Sons Ltd applied to the EMA for a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) for the establishment of a resort to include […]
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 […]