Latest News & Announcements

Waiver of Port Charges and other Affiliated Charges on the Importation of Goods

30 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise all concerned that in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic which is currently impacting the international shipping industry and the restrictions imposed on the importation of non-essential goods in Trinidad and Tobago, a policy was adopted whereby the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) and Point Lisas Port Development Corporation (PLIPDECO) will waive certain port charges as it relates to storage of goods at the Port of Spain, Scarborough and Point Lisas Ports in order to ease the burden being faced by importers of goods into Trinidad and Tobago.

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All Public Transport/Public Service Vehicles To Operate at a 50% Passenger Seating Capacity

27 Mar 2020

In the ongoing national response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Honourable Stuart Young, Minister of National Security, announced at a Press Conference held on Friday 27th March, 2020 that with immediate effect, all licensed public transport/ public service vehicles are to operate at a 50% passenger seating capacity. This new measure applies to the following public transport/ public service vehicles:

* PTSC Buses;
* Maxi Taxis;
* Omnibuses;
* Water Taxis;
* Taxis or Vehicles for Hire and
* Inter-Island Ferry Vessels 

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Temporary Closure of all Licensing Offices

27 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to advise the general public that ALL of its Licensing Offices will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 to Wednesday 15th, April, 2020.


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Safety Tips to Contain COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is joining the Ministry of Communication and the Ministry of Health in advising citizens to practice social responsibility by adopting these precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of all citizens against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Prevention Tips and Prevention Measures Implemented By the PTSC

21 Mar 2020

Prevention Tips and Prevention Measures Implemented By the  - Public Transportation Service Corporation

What is COVID - 19?
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID - 19) is an infectious disease caused by severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 v(SARS - CoV - 2). Coronaviruses like COVID - 19 are most often spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, through close personal contact (including touching and shaking hands) or through touching your nose, mouth or eyes before washing your hands.

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Transport Division Implements Schedule of Services

20 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to inform the general public that in keeping with the nationwide mandate to implement preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Transport Division (Licensing), will implement a schedule of services at three of its locations. 

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Curepe Interchange Route Simulation

19 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to ensure that all citizens familiarize themselves with the Curepe Interchange Simulation video. 

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Standard Operating Procedures Re: COVID - 19

18 Mar 2020

Standard Operating Procedures Re: COVID - 19
1) Purpose of Release
To advise all stakeholders of the Port of Port of Spain, on the guidelines adopted by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and protocols implemented and enforced by the Ministry of Health for all Ports of Entry as it relates to the Public Health Emergency issued by the World Health Organisation

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures implemented by the Water Taxi Service.

17 Mar 2020

The Water Taxi Service (WTS) advises the public that it is undertaking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of our passengers in light of the confirmed cases cases of the COVID - 19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium Postponed

16 Mar 2020

Trinidad and Tobago’s Coastal Protection Unit and Water Resources Agency Postpone The Integrated Water Resources And Coastal Symposium (IWRCS).

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