Forest reserve

Heritage Petroleum rolls out security measures in Santa Flora

Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says the public will have limited access to the field roads in Santa Flora, pending the roll out of improved security measures.

Recent reports suggest an increase in attempted robberies on motorists commuting through the area.

According to a release issued by the company, the Santa Flora field road located at Lot 10, the field road located at Bennet Village, as well as the Forest Reserve field road, will be closed off to the public between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am.

Farmers chop down 300 acres of forest reserve

Pineap­ple farm­ers who have chopped down more than 300 acres of for­est re­serve in Table­land are ex­pect­ed to be charged by the po­lice fol­low­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions, Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Clarence Ramb­harat con­firmed yes­ter­day.

Ramb­harat him­self has al­so launched a probe in­to “the com­plete fail­ure of the Forestry Di­vi­sion to com­bat squat­ting in the for­est re­serves.”

In an in­ter­view with the T&T Guardian, Ramb­harat said he was ap­palled at the for­est de­struc­tion.