The Curepe Interchange was partially opened to motorists on Wednesday 29th April by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The project, which cost $221 million, began in January 2019.

All traffic signs in the vicinity of the relocated Churchill Roosevelt Highway (CRH) and Southern Main Road (SMR) Intersection, were to be decommissioned for the new interchange.

Video captured by ISHMAEL SALANDY

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A group of Venezuelan nation­als who were deported from this country last weekend, only to return illegally on Tuesday afternoon, is currently at the State’s quarantine facility in Chaguaramas.

The asylum seekers were taken to the heliport location around 10 a.m. on Friday.

It came following an order from High Court Judge Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams on Thursday that three members of the group—a five-year-old boy, his nine-year-old sister and their mother—should be immediately released from the faci­lity and placed under supervision of the State.

Even as gathering in public is being discouraged, the Ministry of Health says it is comfortable that the public health regulations can be adhered to sufficiently to warrant the reopening of certain performance spaces.

United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Mondello says it is “perplexing” that while some Caricom member states claim to be “neutral” about the crisis in Venezuela, they criticise US-recognised interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido and remain silent on human rights abuses by the South American country’s leader, Nicolas Maduro.

The raid which dominated the headlines on April 10 was described as the first of its kind by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Pictures and video footage of men and women lined up were provided by the TTPS alleging a sex party was taking place despite restrictions issued by the Ministry of Health.

The TTPS claimed the Public Health Regulations were breached by gathering in a group exceeding five people.