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.
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.