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FFOS: Increase Fines for Littering, Disposal of Tyres

THERE is a renewed call for the passage of the Beverage Containers Bill which seeks to reduce waste and money spent on the disposal of waste in the country.  The call came from Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) in a press release on Thursday following statements made by Solid Waste Management Company Limited […]Read More

FFOS: Little Protection for T&T Mangroves

  DESPITE adopting the principle “no net loss” in our 2001 National Wetland Policy, very little legal protection is afforded to our critically important mangrove forests. This according to Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) who has written to Minister of Planning and Development, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), the Institute of Marine Affairs […]Read More

FFOS Gets Victory in Court for Access to EMA Reports

  By Sue-Ann Wayow THE public can now access sufficient information from the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) following a High Court battle. On Monday, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) issued a statement to celebrate their victory against the EMA. Last Thursday, the Court refuted the claim submitted by the EMA that access to […]Read More

FFOS Still has Questions as Oil is Being Removed from

  OIL transfer from the FSO Nabarima to another vessel has begun months after an alarm was raised about the vessel’s potential risk of spilling 1.3 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Paria and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad and Tobago’s group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) was the first to […]Read More

FFOS Still Worried about Nabarima in the Gulf

    THE FSO Nabarima sailing under the Venezuelan flag continues to remain a threat to waters in the Gulf of Paria if its problem is not resolved soon. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has written on Thursday to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and copies were sent to the Minister of Foreign […]Read More

FFOS: Dead Fish in Diego Martin River, Oil Sheen Still

    FISHERMEN and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) is calling on the relevant authorities to investigate reports of dead fish along the banks of the Diego Martin River. In a release on Saturday, FFOS stated, “Today, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) have received reports that since yesterday large quantities of freshwater species […]Read More

Sinking Vessel in Gulf has 5 Times More Crude than

  By Prior Beharry A vessel sinking in the Gulf of Paria with about 1.4 million barrels of crude oil poses an environmental threat to Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. According to an Associate Press (AP) report in the New York Times, the FSO Nabarima has a rusting hull that is full of […]Read More

Gary Aboud calls for Clarity on Public Health Regulations No

  MINISTER of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat is being called upon to intervene on behalf of fisherman Dale Percy who was arrested for breaching a Public Health Regulation. President of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Gary Aboud said Section 3 (1) of the Public Health Regulations No 25 which states that “it shall be […]Read More

FFOS: Postpone Elections

  DESPITE Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s statement that the present Covid-19 situation in Trinidad and Tobago was not severe enough to have general elections postponed, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea disagrees. In a statement issued on Thursday, Gary Aboud, corporate secretary of the group stated that this country should follow the example of […]Read More

Gary Aboud Slams Central Bank for Misprinted $20 Bill

  IT is the first time in the history of Trinidad and Tobago that the Government is issuing false currency. So said Corporate Secretary of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) Gary Aboud after the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago confirms that there have been misprints of $20 bills.   “This misprint shows […]Read More