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Hemorrhaging the Economy

Hemorrhaging the Economy

Date: July 3th 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Honourable Minister has whitewashed this can of worms. We quote from the Post-Cabinet Press Briefing Summary: “Minister Cuffie noted that the Government Campus Plaza saved taxpayers $22 Million in rental fees. In 2015, when Government assumed office there was significant expenditure on buildings that were unoccupied and at present Government is not renting […]

National Bird Under Siege (see downloadable PDF for images and video links)

National Bird Under Siege (see downloadable PDF for images and video links)

Date: June 8th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, We must protect our wetlands. Although hunters kill the Scarlet Ibis, with its habitat the birds will continue to repopulate. When their natural habitat, the mangrove forests, are destroyed the Scarlet Ibis will disappear! Why is the Government turning a blind eye on those who are doing this illegal degradation? Attached, is the […]

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 […]

Oil Clumps have turned into tar on Bonaire’s East Coast (See downloadable pdf for videos and images)

Oil Clumps have turned into tar on Bonaire’s East Coast (See downloadable pdf for videos and images)

Date: June 13th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Oil clumps have turned into tar on Bonaire’s east coasts. Clean up efforts have begun on the oil clumps/tar polluted coastal areas Sorobon and the Willemstoren, east of Bonaire. The Government of Bonaire have begun aerial monitoring to determine the location of the oil drifting in the sea. Curacao and Aruba and representatives […]

The Chaguaramas Fish Kill Continues……

The Chaguaramas Fish Kill Continues……

Date: May 25th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Chaguaramas Fish Kill Continues……. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) report that on Monday 22nd May at 6.30pm, tens of thousands of dead fishes including red herring mixed with demersal species were observed floating in the Chaguaramas Basin closer to Almoorings Fishing Co-operative. (See pictures attached). The IMA/EMA joint statement stated […]

“Guardians of the Sea”…..?

“Guardians of the Sea”…..?

Date: May 25th , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, “Guardians of the Sea”…..? The Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) has recently released the 2016 State of the Marine Environment Report which revealed disturbing information regarding the elevated levels of sewage on Trinidad’s north-west coastal areas; and elevated levels of total suspended solids, hydrocarbons, nutrients and heavy metals especially in the Gulf of […]

The Rains have started= ongoing La Brea fish kills (See downloadable file for Videos and Images)

The Rains have started= ongoing La Brea fish kills (See downloadable file for Videos and Images)

Date: May 31st , 2017 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Rains have started= ongoing La Brea fish kills. The rains have started and as Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have accurately predicted, the fish kills commence and are continuing daily. Over 10 species of dead fish were recorded on 20th May 2017 on Point Sable Beach in La Brea alone! […]