Industrial action hits PTSC services

Bus services by the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) were disrupted today, because of industrial action by employees.

Early this morning, the PTSC issued an official statement, warning of a disruption to its services today, and advising its commuters to make alternative transportation arrangements.

The statement by PTSC’s management, follows...

“Regrettably, the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) wishes to alert members of the travelling public of possible industrial action by its Unions on Monday 10th, February 2020.

Maxi taxi drivers protest at City Gate

Maxi taxi drivers operating out of the City Gate Hub in Port of Spain staged a protest demonstration early this morning.

CNC3 news understands from 5 am, the disgruntled drivers blocked off vehicle entry into City Gate.

According to the drivers, the demonstration was aimed at highlighting poor conditions at the facility.

The move forced commuters to walk a longer distance to get to their destinations.

We understand that the drivers promised to continue their demonstration until 9 am.

Sacked PTSC manager settles lawsuit

A for­mer man­ag­er at the Pub­lic Trans­port Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion (PTSC), who was fired af­ter three years on the job when it was dis­cov­ered that he did not have the qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the post, has come to a $600,000 set­tle­ment over his dis­missal.

The set­tle­ment was an­nounced as the wrong­ful dis­missal case brought by Ish­war Jadoo­nanan was set to go on tri­al be­fore Jus­tice Frank Seep­er­sad at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, on Tues­day.

Separate investigations into Tuesday's Accident

Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says the Police Service and the Transport Commissioner are conducting two separate investigations into Tuesday’s horrific accident, which saw two people being killed and 48 others injured.

Metal on UBH may have caused fatal crash

A for­eign ob­ject ly­ing on the Uri­ah But­ler High­way may have caused the ac­ci­dent on Tues­day that re­sult­ed in the death of two women and not a de­fec­tive tyre as ini­tial­ly be­lieved.

This was yes­ter­day dis­closed to the Guardian Me­dia by a se­nior li­cens­ing of­fi­cer who re­ceived in­for­ma­tion di­rect­ly from the in­ves­ti­gat­ing po­lice of­fi­cer and the in­spec­tor as­signed to the Li­cens­ing Au­thor­i­ty (Trans­port Di­vi­sion) of the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port. Both of­fi­cers were on the scene of the fa­tal ac­ci­dent in Char­lieville on Tues­day.

Bus driver hailed a hero

There will be a re­view of the use of heav­ing ve­hi­cles, such as trucks, dri­ving along the right lane of the high­way fol­low­ing Tues­day's hor­rif­ic ac­ci­dent which killed two peo­ple and left 48 in­jured.

This was con­firmed by Min­is­ter of Works & Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan af­ter he vis­it­ed some of the ac­ci­dent vic­tims at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ence Com­plex on Wednes­day.

"It is some­thing that we are look­ing at, I can't say why they were on that lane. But it is some­thing that we are look­ing at," said Sinanan.

Husband loses wife of 49 years in UBH crash: "She can’t be gone"

Un­will­ing to be­lieve the love of his life had died in a hor­ri­fy­ing ac­ci­dent along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way in Char­lieville, Ch­agua­nas, yes­ter­day, 69-year-old Ram­di­al Ba­boolal drove from Debe to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex (EWM­SC) in Mt Hope hop­ing me­dia re­ports had been wrong.