The Ministry of Works and Transport has opened the Priority Bus Route from Curepe to Arima.
This is due to flooding along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway today.
The ministry notes, however, that the PBR is already being used heavily and is advising that commuters may still face traffic.
The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government says that as the deluge across the country continues, all 14 Disaster Management Units (DMU) remain on high alert and continue to assist persons who may be trapped in their homes due to flooding or landslides.
The ministry says that earlier today, field officers from the respective DMUs visited critical areas that were reportedly affected following yesterday’s occurrences, to conduct damage assessments and distributing relief items as quickly as possible.
National Security Minister Stuart Young says a post made by CCN TV6 today attributing him to claims that prison officers would have firearms at all times, is false.
The Minister issued a statement on the matter on Friday afternoon.
"I have just had sent to me and seen, an inaccurate story put out by CCN TV6 on social media saying, or attributing to me, “Prison Officers will now have firearms at ALL times in their possession.”
This post and story suggest that I said this or words to this effect in my contribution to the Budget Debate in the Senate today (19.10.18).
The testimony of the State's main witness in the preliminary inquiry into Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal's murder is causing massive traffic gridlock leading into Port-of-Spain this morning.
While there are regular traffic restrictions for weekly hearings of the case at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court, the T&T Police Service (TTPS) reportedly imposed extra measures this morning as the witness was starting to give evidence.
Two young men who faked their kidnappings on the same day - one due to money worries and the other because of tabanca—were each jailed for 30 days with hard labour yesterday.
Jonathon Ramcharan, 24, of Gasparillo and Kevin Ramroop, 22, of Tarouba South, both unemployed, pleaded guilty to the wasteful employment of police time by making false reports to their relatives that they had been kidnapped and ransoms demanded for their release Wednesday.
National Security Minister Stuart Young says a threat by prison officers to stay away from work over the murder of yet another of their colleagues did not affect the operations at the nation's prisons on Thursday.
But the murder prompted Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as head of the National Security Council, to summon a meeting and the only item on the agenda was the issue of the prisons.
Two University of the West Indies students who spent last night in jail, after they were arrested by police during a heated student protest at the St Augustine campus yesterday, are expected to appear in the Tunapuna Magistrate’s Court this morning.
The students, who are both members of the Student Guild Council, secured station bail after 11 pm last night at St Joseph and Tunapuna Police Stations respectively. They were charged with using obscene language, blocking the main thoroughfare and resisting arrest.
Popular radio personality Ricardo “Gladiator” Welch was murdered in Sam Boucaud, Santa Cruz this morning.
The talk show host was gunned down in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting along Santa Lucia Drive.
Welch, 54, lived in the area.
According to reports, Welch was driving to work in his Toyota Prado when he was attacked by a gunman. His Toyota Prado ran off the roadway and crashed into a wall.