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Tobago Community Groups To Keep Their Jobs
The Tobago House of Assembly has assured community groups that they will not lose their jobs.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources terminated the contracts of 100 workers in three community groups associated with the National Reforestation and Watershed Rehabilitation programme.
The THA however stated that it will not allow private contractors or companies to go into the natural resources of the island.
This as the THA is responsible for forests under the law.
They said work proposed by the programme must be done by the groups that have been working for the past nine years.
The Ministry of the Environment in 2003 had partnered with the THA to design the programme to be executed by the groups.
The change from community-based groups to company groups proposed by the ministry they stated was not what was agreed to with the assembly.