Works are going apace on the Fyzabad to Mon Desir segment of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension Project, but head of the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM)—Dr Wayne Kublalsingh—is calling on the Prime Minister to stop the project now.
During a press conference on Friday, Kublalsingh said acquisition of all properties has not been completed and all residents have not been compensated.
"The Government is breaking the law in Debe to Mon Desir. It is acting with malfeasance," Kublalsingh said.
The 12 dead pelicans found at the Point Sable Beach in La Brea last Sunday died from bilateral fractures.
That’s according to the Vet Lab’s report from the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), which has concluded that the damage to the birds’ wings was likely induced by some form of trauma.
The EMA indicates that one of the dead pelicans was suitable for necropsy, and the sample was sent to a vet lab on Monday 30th December to ascertain the cause of death. The lab released its findings on Thursday 2 January, 2020.
As it continued to monitor the Oropouche River, near the Digity Mud volcano site, the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) issued a stern warning that people who pollute the nation’s rivers can be fined up to $100,000.
The river turned red last weekend, according to the caretaker of the Digity Mud volcano site Rakesh Rampersad but by the time EMA investigators arrived, the contamination had disappeared.
The Planning Ministry will be asking the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) to pay attention to fete noise levels emanating from the Lara Stadium in Marabella since constituents of at least five surrounding PNM and UNC constituencies have complained of the noise.
Communication Minister Stuart Young has confirmed Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis will be asked to have the EMA attend to the situation on occasions when fetes are held at the Lara facilities.
A private land developer has bulldozed over 64 acres of forests at the Trestrail Estate in Granville, Cedros, displacing red howler monkeys and clogging the Appang River and its tributaries, whilst leaving the Granville Cemetery on the brink of collapse at the edge of a 100 feet man-made cliff.
The matter is now the subject of an investigation by the Ministry of Planning, the Environmental Management Authority and the Siparia Regional Corporation.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has recorded over 700 environmental accidents within the past three years.
The revelation came from EMA’s managing director Hayden Romano during a meeting between the Public Accounts Committee and the EMA yesterday.
Granville fishermen are calling on the Environmental Management Authority to investigate the toxicity levels from the Gulf of Paria after they noticed fish caught in their fish pots were turning up dead.
With the red fish season already here, the fishermen say they were facing losses and were finding it increasingly difficult to survive.
Captain Wayne Pura said they can barely afford to buy fuel for their pirogues, so many of them were trying to capitalise on the red fish season which lasts until March.
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is not aware of claims made by a Cedros councillor, that wastewater from Heritage Petroleum Company is flowing into the Gulf of Paria.
Contacted for comment yesterday, communications officer at the EMA Kevon Gervais said EMA permits were issued to Petrotrin previously which were to be transferred to the new company.
“The EMA is not aware of any untreated effluent, separate and apart from permits previously issued to Petrotrin,” Gervais said.
The Heritage Petroleum Company Limited is investigating an act of sabotage on one of the company's lines in Grande Riviere.
According to the company, a 2.7-inch flow line was visibly severed resulting in the spillage of approximately five barrels of oil. The line has since been repaired and approximately 80 per cent of the spill has been collected and removed from the site.
Heritage Petroleum says there has been no damage to the environment.