October 22, 2020

Opposition Tells Government: “Submit The Nabarima Report In Parliament”

By Newsroom

Tabaquite Member of Parliament, Anita Haynes, is calling on government to lay the recent findings from the FSO Nabarima vessel in the Parliament.

In a statement on Thursday, Haynes said the matter is one of high sensitivity and deserves full transparency.

“The Nabarima issue is undoubtedly the most pressing environmental concern facing Trinidad and Tobago right now,” Haynes said. She added, “For months, environmentalists and concerned citizens have been clamoring for our government to take proactive steps in this matter. Now that a report has been drafted, the public must be updated as to the actual status of the vessel. Our entire fishing industry, tourism sector as well as commercial port activity is facing annihilation if the Nabarima sinks. The government needs to stop dragging its feet on this very serious threat to our nation.” 

Her statement came moments after government hosted press briefing on the matter, where Energy Minister Franklin Khan divulged the details of the findings

“The FSO Nabarima is upright and stable with no visible tilt and there is no imminent risk or tilting or sinking at this time,” Minister Khan said.

(Click here to read the full article on the Minister’s statements about the findings)