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Selective Law Enforcement?

Selective Law Enforcement?

Date: April 12th, 2019 Dear Editor/Newsroom, On Friday 12th April 2019, it was reported that a Point Fortin woman was fined, by the Point Fortin Magistrate‟s Court, $51,000.00 for building a ten by ten-foot house on state land. The action to remove her was brought by the Point Fortin Regional Corporation. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) do not […]

Defeated but not discouraged

Defeated but not discouraged

Date: August 28th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have been defeated at the Privy Council. The Privy Council’s written judgment will be delivered on 8 October, 2018. FFOS appeared on 30th July 2018 before the Privy Council against the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Works and Transport/NIDCO to appeal the decision of […]

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 will continue its pilgrimage

FFOS will continue its pilgrimage

Date: March 26th, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The FFOS appeal for leave for judicial review for the grant of a CEC for the construction of the 5000m highway, from Cumuto to Sangre Grande, along the southern boundary of The Aripo Savannas, an Environmentally Sensitive Area, was dismissed today before the Court of Appeal. FFOS is deeply disappointed by today’s ruling. We […]

Who is raiding our treasury?

Who is raiding our treasury?

Date: February 3rd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) wish to respond to Minister Rohan Sinanan’s public statements made at the Sangre Grande Chamber of Commerce well attended “Invitation Only” Meeting held on Wednesday 31st January at the Regional Corporation office. FFOS support road connectivity and are not in any way opposed to national development providing […]

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 […]

FFOS being forced to file for Injunctive Relief

FFOS being forced to file for Injunctive Relief

Date: December 22nd 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) regret to inform you that it is being forced to consider injunctive relief against the Government. Below is a letter sent to counsels for the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Works and Transport, which is self-explanatory. Dear Sir/Madam, I am the Corporate Secretary of […]