The enigma of sustainable development in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is one of life’s greatest mysteries. In the 119 years of T&T’s hydrocarbon industry, the idea of economic diversification has been parroted by charlatan politicians on either side of the aisle. The newest advocate of sustainable economic diversification is our PM Rowley, who in a recent address lamented the fact […]
Review of Register of Pesticides Long Overdue.
Our Government has a duty to ensure that the food we put into our bodies is clean, healthy, and most importantly will not kill us! On 18th August 2021, the Biden Administration banned the use of the chemical chlorpyrifos in agricultural production, due to the risk it poses to children and workers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) […]
Has Our PM Abandoned As?
Day 8: Paria Fuel Oil Spill Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have received video reports that oil has surfaced in La Brea, Fullerton, and Cedros. This would mean that since 7th August 2021 oil has impacted: 1)Carli Bay 2) Claxton Bay 3) Caroni4) Orange Valley5) Cedros6) La Brea and7) Fullerton FFOS call on PM Rowley, Minister Young who […]
Paria Fuel Are Covering Up Oil Spills.
SkyTruth, an international Non-Governmental Organization, which uses satellite imagery to monitor environmental threats, have indicated on their Facebook Page that there was a notable presence of oil in the Gulf of Paria since the 5th of August, 2021 from Point -a-Pierre to Claxton Bay (in the vicinity of Trinidad Cement Limited) https://www.facebook.com/110108689030166/posts/6016574371716872/. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea(FFOS) were alerted that large […]
Is The Deep Blue Sea A Large Dustbin For The Energy Sector?
Below is a statement made by FFOS on new studies investigating hydrocarbon contamination in the Gulf of Paria THE DEEP BLUE SEA IS A LARGE DUSTBIN FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR Local scientists from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) have recently published a local peer reviewed study (that has withstood the highest level scrutiny of the international scientific community) which investigated the association between human cancer […]
Our Gulf Must Be Protected
Today Fishermen and Friends of the Sea – FFOS once again ventured into the Gulf of Paria after receiving reports from fishers that last night the oil spilt destroyed 4 fishers nets. Streaks of an oil sheen and small clumps of oil were found and several pelicans were seen with oil on their bodies. FFOS call on the EMA and the Ministry of […]
Privatization Without Transparency
The Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan has announced the privatization of the Port of Port of Spain. Most citizens recognize that politicians have committed heinous crimes in the past and are disgraced when branded “Trickydadians”. Today, honest taxpayers are terrorized by the suspiciously secretive conduct by the Rowley team. We are all aware that with a weakened Procurement […]
World Oceans Day 2021
Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) today recognizes World Oceans Day 2021. It is safe to say that after almost 30 years of recognizing this day Trinidad and Tobago has shown no significant change to improve our invaluable marine environment. As an island nation our oceans should be of utmost importance to us as they not only provide a […]
World Environment Day 2021
Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) recognize World Environment Day 2021. In spite of nearly 50 years of this United Nations celebration, and in spite of decades of activism, what have we really accomplished? Have we, our region or our world taken sufficient steps to improve our environment and our affected health? The simple answer is not nearly enough. […]
Dancing on the OPR’s Grave
Five months after a dagger was wrenched into the heart of our fleeting aspirations for transparency and accountability in Governments buying and selling, our Leaders have returned to dance on the Office of the Procurement Regulator’s (OPR) grave. Unbeknownst to the public, PM Rowley and his Cabinet have clandestinely brought to Parliament an evil far worse than the amendments to […]