Sunday, February 18, 2018

Court suspends highway construction*

FFOS gets court injunction in battle for Aripo Savannas

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A HIGH Court judge has granted an injunction stopping construction of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway extension to Manzanilla. The application was made by Anand Ramlogan SC who led a team of attorneys representing Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS). High Court Judge Kevin Ramcharan yesterday granted the interim injunctive relief until the matter is heard on January 22. FFOS has challenged the Environmental Management Authority’s (EMA) decision to issue a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) to the Works Ministry for construction of the highway starting at Cumuto Main Road and ending at Guaico Trace in Sangre Grande.

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