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EMA tackles illegal quarrying | Ministry of Planning and ...

The statement said the EMA recently did surveillance of areas in north-eastern Trinidad being ruined by illegal quarrying and squatting. "Officers from the EMA's Environmental Police Unit (EPU) conducted assessments of areas within the Melajo Forest Reserve and along the Toco Old Road.

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EMA tackles illegal quarrying - newsday.co.tt

THE Environmental Management Authority (EMA) will co-ordinate state agencies to curb environmental ruin by illegal quarrying and squatting in northeast Trinidad. After two recent stories by Newsday on environmental ruin at Toco, and condemnation by Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, the EMA yesterday issued a statement promising action.

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Cops crack down on illegal quarrying | Trini Talks

According to a statement issued Wednesday, the two pieces of equipment were discovered on state lands along Orosco Road, Matura, around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, during an exercise conducted by members of the Inter-Agency Task Force, Matura Police Station and officials from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

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REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO DRAFT - planning.gov.tt

1.4 Trinidad and Tobago 2030: Our Vision for the Environment By 2030, Trinidad and Tobago will be a place where people enjoy a high quality of life within a safe and healthy environment. Space needed to maintain natural resources will be safeguarded and these resources will be used sustainably. Food and energy security will be achieved

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Dangerous fight against illegal quarrying - Trinidad Guardian

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian is the longest running daily newspaper in the country, marking its centenary in 2017. The paper started life as the Trinidad Guardian on Sunday 2nd September 1917 by the newly formed Trinidad Publishing Company Limited.

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State companies quarrying illegally | The Trinidad ...

"It is the taxpayers' money that will be spent to correct this illegal quarrying," he said. "The persons who gave permission to operate quarries have no responsibility, as well as the persons who did the mining and worst of all not one cent of royalty was received."

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A-background TT state land management

State Land Management in Trinidad and Tobago1 1. Background 1.1. Extent of Land Resources in T&T Trinidad and Tobago possesses a total land area of 5,126-sq. km. (512,600 hectares). Overall, 52 percent of this land area is owned by the State. However, in Tobago only 34 percent of the land or 10772 hectares are owned by the State.

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EMA moves on illegal quarrying, squatting | Trini Talks

The EMA plans to take action against alleged illegal quarrying activities in North- East Trinidad. In a statement yesterday, the EMA stated, 'The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) recently conducted a surveillance of several areas in the north-eastern part of Trinidad reported as being destroyed by squatting and illegal quarrying activities.

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Police seize two excavators at illegal quarrying site | CNC3

Apr 05, 2017· Two pieces of heavy equipment, found at an illegal quarry site in Matura, have been seized. Two excavators were discovered on State lands, along Orosco Road, Matura, around 10:30pm on Tuesday 4th April, 2017, during an exercise, which comprised members of the Inter-Agency Task Force, Matura Police Station and officials from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

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Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency ...

Increasing the number of licensed operators and reducing illegal quarrying. According to data from the Ministry of Energy, there are 91 active mining operators in Trinidad and Tobago – not all of which are licensed to operate.

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Energy Ministry Strongly Condemns Illegal Quarrying ...

Quarrying without a licence is an offence and is in contravention of the Minerals Act, Chapter 61:03 and the State Lands Act, Chapter 57:01. In the last three years steps taken by the MEEA to deal with the scourge of illegal quarrying include increasing the penalties to be applied to persons convicted of offences related to illegal quarrying.

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Illegal activities halted by National Security forces ...

Sep 23, 2014· September 23, 2014: The Minister of National Security issued a statement on Sunday that on September 20 a joint team comprising members of the Northern Division Task Force of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service, together with members of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force and supporting agencies, the Specialist Evidence Recovery Unit and the Air Division coordinated by the National …

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Illegal quarrying threatens Leatherback turtle nesting ...

Near the Matura beach, just one hundred metres from Leatherback turtle nesting grounds, illegal quarrying continues apace, and it seems no one can, or will, stop them. Kyle Mitchell, Vice-Chairman ...

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New uproar over illegal quarrying - Trinidad Guardian

Kyle de Lima, a founding member of environmental group Trini Eco Warriors is concerned over illegal quarrying and the Government's lack of legislation to address the issue. In a telephone interview with the T&T Guardian yesterday, De Lima said although companies have legally applied for the Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) there were many companies illegally quarrying.

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HD Footage of the Illegal Quarry in Cumaca - YouTube

Jun 10, 2016· HD Footage of the Illegal Quarry in Cumaca ... is the St. Alban's Quarry which is owned and operated by the President of the Quarry Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Ramdeo "Dan" Persad ...

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EMA moves on illegal quarrying, squatting | The Trinidad ...

The EMA plans to take action against alleged illegal quarrying activities in North- East Trinidad. In a statement yesterday, the EMA stated, 'The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) recently conducted a surveillance of several areas in the north-eastern part of Trinidad reported as being destroyed by squatting and illegal quarrying activities.

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Most Recent Articles | TTCA | Trinidad and Tobago ...

The Trinidad and Tobago Contractors Association strives to serve our nation's construction sector by promoting the skill, integrity and responsibility of those who build Trinidad and Tobago. ... Most Recent Articles. Search Articles . Bylaws Updated for 2019. ... No illegal quarrying on San Fernando Hill, says mayor ...businessman has ...

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Municipal Police - Sangre Grande Regional Corporation

The Municipal Police was first established under Section 48 (1) of the Municipal Corporation Act No.21 of 1990, for service in connection with the duties of the Corporation. As enshrined in our Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, each Municipality has been afforded its own Police Department.

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Illegal Quarrying on San Fernando Hill Natural Landmark ...

Apr 23, 2014· Deputy Mayor of San Fernando Alderman Junia Regrello explains the SFCC's position on issues related to the activity taking place on the hill.

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Policy needs people to come alive | Features Local ...

Jun 05, 2019· More than 33 per cent of Trinidad and Tobago quarries operate illegally — with the country losing 20 percent of its watersheds in the past 25 years, and with large parts of its northern ...

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Govt targets illegal quarrying - newsday.co.tt

Govt targets illegal quarrying. Government plans to attack the problem of illegal quarrying in TT head on. Energy Minister Franklin Khan made the disclosure at an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ceremony at Tower C of the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre, yesterday.

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Illegal Quarrying | CNC3

The EMA plans to take action against alleged illegal quarrying activities in North- East Trinidad. The following is a press release from the EMA: 'The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) recently conducted a surveillance of several areas in the north-eastern part of Trinidad reported as being destroyed by squatting and illegal quarrying ...

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Lucrative spin-off from quarry body | TTCA | Trinidad and ...

Lucrative spin-off from quarry body THE Quarry Association of Trinidad and Tobago may be poised to introduce, through one of its members, an additional 100,000 barrels of synthetic crude oil per day via the mining and processing of oil and tar sand reserves in southwest Trinidad.

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EMA policemen to get tough on illegal quarrying | The ...

Mar 20, 2012· A strengthened Environmental Management Authority's (EMA) Police Unit, working with police officers, will now be cracking down on illegal quarrying. "The aim also is to deal with the issue of illegal quarrying head-on, in conjunction with the EMA's Envir

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Don't ignore the environment, Govt « Trinidad and Tobago ...

Jun 04, 2010· Blog Homepage Trinidad and Tobago News Homepage. Trinidad and Tobago News Blog. ... During the tenure of the last government, illegal quarrying took hold in several areas. It came to be that both long-standing quarry operators and those who seemed to have sprung up overnight to capture a claim, grabbed State lands "free-sheet" and went ...

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Illegal quarrying operation shut down in Wallerfield | CNC3

May 25, 2017· An illegal quarrying operation on state lands in Wallerfield, is shut down, following a joint operation carried out by police and officials of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, a police statement says. The operation, which involved officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and officials from the Ministry of Energy, was conducted at Agua Santa Road, Block #5, Wallerfield, between 9:30 ...

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National Quarries - nqcl.co.tt

National Quarries. For over 39 years, we've contributed to the infrastructural development of Trinidad and Tobago as a key player in the construction industry. Today, as the Nation's leading producer of aggregate, we continue our customer-driven focus, meeting the diverse needs of an expanding economy and a people committed to progress. Read ...

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Too many illegal mining operations in TT - newsday.co.tt

There is no legal framework to deal with illegal mining operations and draft legislation must be brought to Parliament by the end of this year, says Joint Select Committee (JSC) member Wade Mark. "There is too much illegal mining and quarrying taking place in Trinidad and Tobago." He was speaking on Tuesday at a media … Continue reading Too many illegal mining operations in TT

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Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries | Quarrying

At present, there are approximately ninety (90) active mining operations (both public and private), where forty-five (45) of these are sand and gravel quarries. In Tobago the primary material quarried is andesite. For the year 2013, local aggregate production was estimated at just above six million cubic yards.

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