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TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby stikid09 » February 15th, 2019, 9:32 am

If you’re looking to make a cook at the river or beach, be prepared to pay a $20,000 fine for setting an outdoor fire without a permit.

This fine for having an open flame during the dry season was recently increased from $1500 to $20,000, effective January 1st this year.

And Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat says the fine applies to ALL persons, including those who generally ‘make a cook’ at the river.

He says before doing so, persons are being encouraged to obtain a fire permit which cost $10 from the nearest fire station or Forestry Division.

Previously, anyone found guilty of the offence was subject to a fine of $1,500 and six months jail time, as well as paying for the expenses incurred from putting out the fire.

During the Forest Fire Season, which starts December 1 to until June 30 of each year, a permit is required to light outdoor fires.

Source: http://103fm.tt/news/you-can-be-fined-2 ... the-river/

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby Dizzy28 » February 15th, 2019, 9:41 am

^ Attorney Larry Lalla issued a rebuttal saying the Minister is wrong and the Act allows for fire for cooking purposes without the need for a permit once certain conditions are met.

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby Dizzy28 » February 15th, 2019, 9:44 am

“Under the Agriculture Fires Act, Section 18, it is permissible to have an outdoor fire for the purpose of cooking, without first having to get a fire permit. So as people ordinarily do, go by the river and make a cook – that is fine. You don’t have to first get a fire permit. What the law requires you if you’re doing that is to ensure that wherever you [are] having that fire, there is no material around that will ignite and that could start a bush fire. And further, the law requires you when you’re finished cooking to out the fire.”

http://103fm.tt/news/lawyer-cooking-fir ... umstances/

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby 88sins » February 15th, 2019, 11:22 am

1 ring burner+1gas tank-1 fire permit = no problem

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby goalpost » February 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm

So the minister eh know what he talking about then?

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby Dizzy28 » February 15th, 2019, 3:53 pm

goalpost wrote:So the minister eh know what he talking about then?


Wouldn't be the 1st time a politician in Trinidad spoke without full knowledge.
And alas Clarence is an attorney, one would think law would be his forte

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby Gem_in_i » February 15th, 2019, 4:22 pm

I dont think you can get a fire permit at Forestry Division.

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby Rovin » February 15th, 2019, 4:40 pm

great is d pee n m .....

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby De Dragon » February 15th, 2019, 9:29 pm

goalpost wrote:So the minister eh know what he talking about then?

Most of them don't

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby rspann » February 16th, 2019, 8:34 am

Injun tax.

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby zoom rader » February 16th, 2019, 7:55 pm

rspann wrote:Injun tax.
Nothing new here

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby nick639v2 » February 16th, 2019, 8:07 pm

88sins wrote:1 ring burner+1gas tank-1 fire permit = no problem
It eh guh taste the same boi... Hadda at least stir the pot with a burn wood or something

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby 88sins » February 17th, 2019, 5:12 am

nick639v2 wrote:
88sins wrote:1 ring burner+1gas tank-1 fire permit = no problem
It eh guh taste the same boi... Hadda at least stir the pot with a burn wood or something

put piece ah wood on d stove under d pot :lol:

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Re: TT$20,000 fine for making a cook without a license

Postby sMASH » February 17th, 2019, 6:18 am

goalpost wrote:So the minister eh know what he talking about then?

he is red and ready. that is their norm.

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