The Minister of Works and Transport is hoping to open the first phase of the Mosquito Creek segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension to Point Fortin by Wednesday.
Minister Rohan Sinanan made the revelation during a sitting of the Standing Finance Committee this afternoon.
"The first phase of the creek - we are hoping we'd have it opened on Wednesday so the problem on the creek would be something of the past. After 50, 60 years, from Wednesday that should be something of the past," he said.
A Valsayn businessman and his son who were both detained in a raid by police officers from the Special Operations Response Team(SORT) at Lady Chancellor Heights, Port-of-Spain early this morning are expected to be charged for the possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Senior investigators told Guardian Media that the businessman and his son had been formally charged in 2016 with similar offences which are still before the courts.
The men were held with 18 other males and 22 women at a party termed Secret Sunday.
The following are places that were reported flooded as at 1.30 pm today;
Flooding at the Maritime Roundabout in Barataria.
Flooding on the Eastbound lane in Cocorite on the highway, 1 lane is already blocked due to water
Flooding on Lady Young Road.
Flooding on Eastern Main Road in Laventille. Reports that the road is impassable.
Flooding on Morvant Junction, impassable to most vehicles, cars are turning back
Independence Square has flood out
Chacon Street by Nicholas towers is flooded.
Beetham on the PBR has flood waters.
A police constable last assigned to Guard and Emergency Branch was granted bail in the sum of $50,000 when he appeared before a magistrate charged with two counts of common assault.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has confirmed that it has initiated its own probe into the matters surrounding the fatal shooting of Keone Paryag, on Friday night.
On Friday at about 6 p.m., police were called in to the Biljah Road, Chaguanas, apartment of Danah Alleyne, the sister of Crime Watch host, Ian Alleyne.
Reports are that she had been cornered in her apartment by her boyfriend, 34-year-old Keone Paryag, and was fearful for her life.
Political analyst, Professor John La Guerre, is predicting that the upcoming 2020 General Election will be very, very close, and predominantly, a two-party race.
He also warns that there may be a lot of mud-slinging, as both major parties try to poach voters from each other, to gain ascendancy.
According to Professor La Guerre, times have changed dramatically, as has the electorate, and it won’t be easy for any one political party to get an overwhelming majority.
He told us if the election were called today, it would be a dead heat between the PNM and the UNC.
The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11, Santiago Governor Karla Rubilar said on Monday.
At least five of those killed died after looters torched a garment factory near the capital.
The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters and a curfew was imposed in major cities.
A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities in the country's north and south.