Privy Council decision between FFOS and EMA deferred

No decision today in the matter between the Fishermen and Friends of the Sea and the Environmental Management Authority.
The matter surrounds the granting of a certificate of environmental clearance to the Ministry of Works And Transport in June 2017.
The C-E-C was granted for the establishment of a 5000-meter highway in the Sangre Grande area.
Fishermen And Friends of The Sea have stated that the E-M-A'S potion to grant the document to the ministry is “unreasonable, illegal, procedurally improper, irrational, null and void and of no effect.”

FFOS commends Massy Stores for plastic bag zero-tolerance policy

The group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) is commending Massy Stores for the move to promote zero tolerance on plastic bags.

FFOS says the decision is going to help significantly with the environment.

The following is a statement issued by the group on Friday.

"Massy Stores must be commended for taking the lead in promoting zero tolerance for plastic bags.  

FFOS heads to Privy Council as Appeal Court dismisses Cumuto highway appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS), on the construction of the highway from Cumuto to Sangre Grande.

FFOS appealed for leave for judicial review for the grant of a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) for the construction of the 5000-metre highway along the southern boundary of The Aripo Savannas.

The group maintains that this is an environmentally sensitive area.

FFOS says it is disappointed by today's ruling but is determined to explore all legal means of recourse.