Fisherfolk groups and associations in the La Brea area that were affected by December’s oil spill have received their final payment from state owned Petrotrin.
In a media release issued on Monday, Petrotrin noted that $22 million dollars had been paid up to the first week in May this year and the final amount was disbursed on Saturday, July 19th.
Petrotrin explained that in taking its corporate, social responsibility seriously, it assures the national cimmunity that it will continue to operate in the best interest of all. Their assurance comes following cabinet’s appointment of the National Environmental Assessment Task Force, which was established to oversee all activities necessary to address the environmental impact of the December oil spills and provide guidance to the EMA as the lead agency in the clean-up efforts of the mangrove.
Petrotrin says it remains guided by the recommendations of this Committee.