Forest department will enforce Rosewood restrictions

vlcsnap-2013-05-02-21h49m56s158The   Ministry  of  Forestry,  Fisheries  and   Sustainable Development has found itself in the spot light of late since its sudden announcement of a rosewood amnesty. That amnesty period closed last week Friday and some four days later, hundreds of rosewood flitches were still spotted on compounds in the South. After that was brought to light, complaints began coming in to PlusTV of a directive from cabinet that the Forest Department was being restricted in its operations specifically in regard to making surprise busts on logging compounds without cabinet authorization. Well, the Press Office issued a  press release today. It says, “The Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Sustainable Development wishes to advise the General Public that contrary to media reports, the Forest Department will continue to conduct its law enforcement activities throughout the   country.   This  includes   law   enforcement   activities   related   to   illegal   Rosewood extractions in the Toledo District.”

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