Media Releases


Reopening of Licensing Offices on a Phased Basis

10 Jul 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to inform the general public that all Licensing Offices will reopen for business effective Monday 12th July 2021 with limited appointments. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Licensing Division will resume operations on a phased basis to ensure that adequate social distancing and crowd control measures are maintained. During Phase One, Vehicular Transactions, Transfers, Permits and other services listed below will be offered:

Continued Closure of the Licensing Division Until Further Notice

05 Jul 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that due to the extension of the Public Health Regulations outlined by the Honourable Prime Minister, ALL Licensing Offices nationwide will remain closed until further notice. 

Increased Seating Capacity for Public Transport

30 Jun 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that effective June 29th 2021 – July 18th 2021, Regulation 5 of Legal Notice No. 186 – The Public Health Regulations, 2021 was amended to increase the passenger capacity of all licensed public transport from fifty per cent (50%) to a maximum of seventy-five per cent (75%).

Extension of the Tint Moratorium

07 Jun 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the moratorium on the operationalization of the new Windscreen and Window Tint Regulations, 2020 has been further extended to December 31, 2021.

Fake Facebook Account for Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport

03 Jun 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to alert the general public of an existing fake/unauthorised Facebook account for Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport.

Minister of Works and Transport Responds to Member of Parliament for Oropouche West, Mr Davendranath Tancoo

28 May 2021

In my capacity as Minister of Works and Transport, I wish to respond to a social media post made by Oropouche West MP, Mr Davendranath Tancoo, directed at residents of that area. His rant focuses on the threat of flooding and calls on them to "demand attention" for drainage work to begin on the floodgates of Tulsa Trace, Woodland and Central Trace in Fyzabad-areas he claims have been neglected for years.

I take this opportunity to convey to the public that the claims of MP Tancoo are both false and malicious in nature.

Continued Closure of the Licensing Division until July 4th 2021

25 May 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that due to the extension of the Public Health Regulations and Restrictions recently announced by the Honourable Prime Minister, ALL Licensing Offices nationwide will be closed until July 4th 2021.

Continued Payment of Fixed Penalty Notices (Traffic Tickets)

19 May 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to remind the general public that payment of Fixed Penalty Notices (traffic tickets) issued after May 26th, 2020 can be made at any of the twelve (12) authorised Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPOST) locations nationwide. All authorised TTPOST locations are operational and will continue to accept payment of Fixed Penalty Notices between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday to Friday.

Temporary Closure of all Licensing Offices

10 May 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that ALL Licensing Offices nationwide will be closed until May 23rd 2021.

Update on Non-Functioning Traffic Signals

24 Apr 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to provide an update on media reports relating to non-functioning traffic lights in some parts of the country.



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