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Saturday 20 January 2018

bpTT ads anger Fishermen and Friends of the Sea

FISHERMEN and Friends of the Sea Secretary (FFOS) Gary Aboud is claiming that bpTT is using a series of advertisements in an effort to fool the public into thinking that seismic surveys is a good thing.

Speaking yesterday at a press conference at Woodfood Square, Port-of-Spain, Aboud said bpTT has spent thousands of dollars in print and television advertisements to convince people that seismic surveys was just “taking pictures below the sea”.

Aboud said FFOS has a matter before the High Court against bpTT and the judgment was expected to be delivered on December 9 on whether or not seismic surveys should be subject to environmental impact assessments prior to being issued Certificates of Environmental Clearance by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA).

He claimed bpTT launched the advertisements because of the pending judgment.

“They are attempting to brainwash the whole of Trinidad and Tobago.

It is unscrupulous, it is disrespecting the laws of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.

In response to the company’s advertisements, FFOS has launched a video that will be shared on the internet.

Aboud admitted he was concerned that the advertisements can impact the judgement.

In response to Aboud’s claims, the company said, “BP Trinidad and Tobago is currently running a corporate advertising campaign showcasing our employees, their work and our company’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago.

These stories are part of a global campaign, solely intended to share details of how we operate in a country. BPTT is proud of our young professionals, and the work that they do every day to provide the energy Trinidad and Tobago and the world needs.”


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