Rohan Sinanan

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Rohan Sinanan said : “Every pothole in Trinidad we get blame for it, although we’re just responsible for 21 per cent of the roads. If you do a survey of the roads that we are responsible for, more than 75 per cent of them are in good to satisfactory condition” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The vessel went through its normal procedures and we are just working out the schedule for it to make its inaugural sailing to Tobago. There was no rush to get the vessel on the sea as A.P.T. James, Cabo Star and T&T Spirit are currently operating,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “Please note that as part of its daily work the Ministry patched nine areas along the Couva Main Road, three of which were WASA defects. Prior to today we were in Caroni” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have a lot of landslips under repairs, and a couple of them are in the design phase. The ministry has been there on several occasions, and we will do some temporary shoring up of the roadways. We will work to get at least one lane passable to get the roadway functional,” External link

cnc3 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We know what happened with COVID that pushed back all of the construction projects. So we are looking at some time in 2021 to have that highway completed but work is fully underway we have five local contractors, 12 packages all under construction,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We recognised that a lot of people have made effort to adjust their tint and go back to garages to check their levels. There is a significant amount who are above the legal limit. We went to Cabinet and we agreed to allow a further three months because of the number of people who want to get compliant,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have a national transportation policy that we have been working on with the IDB. It is before Cabinet. The Attorney General (Faris Al-Rawi) and the Minister of National Security (Stuart Young) and Works will be continuing on the way forward. We want everybody to be compliant with the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and ensure everyone has access to taxis and safe transport. We want to ensure there is a proper regulatory framework for all drivers who choose to provide the public with transport. A meeting was held last week. Another meeting has been scheduled for today” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “On our roads highways and main roads) I would say we have about a 70 per cent approval rating,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every port this vessel went into on its journey here, the people were fascinated that a small country like Trinidad could own vessels like this, so we should be proud of this vessel” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “The vessel can do the trip within two and a half hours. Again, that depends on the sea. Sometimes we do have some challenging waters between Trini­dad and Tobago, and you want to ensure that you have a very comfortable ride for the commuters” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Those concerns were raised by I don’t think it was a boat expert. When the vessel went into Malta, there was some minor things that were identified. All those were rectified even before the vessel left Malta” “It had nothing to do with the stability of the vessel. What it was was some operational issues and some consumables. And when I say consumables, we heard a lot of talk about a fire detector. It had nothing to do with the fire system on the vessel; it’s a canister that you use to trigger the fire alarm for a test. So those issues were already addressed,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I can tell you, from all indication this morning in Tobago, our brothers and sisters in Tobago are ve­ry proud of this vessel” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are at the point where we are going to Cabinet with the preliminary designs for the Macoya Interchange. The timeline for that is to have a contract awarded at the latter part of 2021,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I have heard nobody say that there will be a push back on the privatisation. What I have heard is that the model that we want to use is where the different suggestions would have come from” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The average ship that comes through the Panama canal could be about 300 metres long or more. We cannot accommodate those huge ships here. So what you find, a lot of the ships go to Jamaica. Then we would have to use smaller ships to transport commodities and goods to Trinidad,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Point Lisas ) : “if the land is properly managed that in itself is a big income. Point Lisas is a living example of that. They get a lot of revenue from their land assets” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Drivers are now realising when they breach the law the penalty will be much more than paying a ticket,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 28, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There was a lot of pushback because some people did not want that to happen. And that exercise has shown a lot of the flaws in the system. We are getting to the point where we will be able to identify the people who are doing it. Over the last two years, we have had about over 20 people who have been under investigation for these unethical practices and we continue to be stern on that,” “There is no service at the Licensing Office where you have to pay an employee to help you” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 27, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There was a lot of pushback because some people did not want that to happen. And that exercise has shown a lot of the flaws in the system. We are getting to the point where we will be able to identify the people who are doing it. Over the last two years, we have had about over 20 people who have been under investigation for these unethical practices and we continue to be stern on that,” “There is no service at the Licensing Office where you have to pay an employee to help you” External link

cnc3 Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “I don’t have any data to show it’s a fact there’s been an increase during Covid-19. I can’t comment on people who have run abreast (sic) of the law. It’s a legal matter for the Attorney General (AG) Faris Al-Rawi and the National Security Minister (Stuart Young)” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Brian Lara ) : “This didn’t start two days ago. This was a vision the government had for the development of Port-of-Spain since 2015 and that is why the East Port-of-Spain development is about to kick off. It is not just a dream. It is a project that is ready to start and this project will tie into that because what this project will do is to bring that pedestrian interaction into the inner city. Now you can walk from end to end of the Brian Lara Promenade. You can cross the street, you can to the breakfast shed, you can go to the Water Taxi to Tobago,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The numbers don’t lie they tell the tale of road users who disregard their own safety and the safety of others,” “The people responsible for these violations behave as though an accident cannot happen to them, they violate traffic laws as if oblivious to the fact that in the blink of an eye their fate, the fate of other passengers and even that of unsuspecting bystanders. Victims can be seriously injured because of their recklessness,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 16, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We need to be more careful on the roads of T&T simply because one death is one too many so let us commit to being more thoughtful and vigilant,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 16, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It was just the pier that there was some damage. The engineers and insurance are looking into it and I should get an official report soon,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 26, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The questions we should be all asking is who would benefit from something like this and why would someone want to do something like this?” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What we are seeing here today is planned sabotage to ensure this area is flooded out during the rainy season,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Fortunately villagers came out and supported the watchman on the night and were able to at least salvage one of the pumps. We should be able to get that pump back up at a significant cost to the taxpayers,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What people have to understand when they do these things for whatever motive, they are actually affecting thousands of residents,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “No matter what you put in place if people are hell-bent on mashing up the system they will find ways,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “any act of sabotage is grossly irresponsible and unpatriotic” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “A large percentage of the area, including a significant number of residents, businesses and farmers, are now at risk of flooding due to the irresponsible actions of a few,” “The ministry is now forced to take equipment from other sites to supplement this shortfall at Bamboo #1, placing other communities at risk” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let us not allow them to have the opportunity to damage our financial institutions,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Marvin will teach Austin Jack Warner what it feels like to lose his deposit in Monday’s election,” “Marvin, we won’t accept anything less from you, save that you ensure Warner’s $5,000 deposit and his contribution to contest the seat remains in the Treasury” External link

cnc3 Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have started the upgrade of the Moruga Road—and we are about 80 per cent completed. We have started the fishing port. It is being done by all local contractors,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “They had no engineering and the hydraulic designs and drawings that goes along with it. No plan in place as to how we operationalise these plans,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It’s amazing the amount of people who would have been breaking the law before and now are trying to get their act together,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Fernando West ) : “When we leave here today we will have contractors on the site. Each one of these projects will have hundreds of employees. I can see going forward, for at least the next five years, a construction boom in San Fernando based on this waterfront project” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let me make it abundantly clear, I do have an interest in one of the 34 properties and like all of the landowners in this area, that company had to be treated the same way,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “We at the Ministry are looking at it very closely and we are in contact with the contractor on a daily basis. This is the only project at the Ministry that we had delays in. There are no cost overruns but there is a time delay which we are not happy with. As a matter of fact, I think we started two walkovers after that and completed the two and that is why I am very disappointed with the response we got from that contractor” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “That is the nature of politics, it is sometimes difficult for people to let go,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan told : “It is no longer about who could afford to pay and who can’t afford to pay, the entire system will work when you get the behavioral change. This is not a revenue generator for the Government, it’s about rehabilitating drivers and saving lives,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “This is a great day for Trinidad and Tobago. And this right here, this is not a revenue earner for the Government. This is about saving lives,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What we have now is a system at the Licensing Office that incorporates TTPost, the Police Service and the judiciary. For the first time, we are all working under one platform. It will make it significantly easier for law enforcement. More importantly, it is a system that will rehabilitate errant drivers and will make our roads a lot safer than they were before,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “This project was one of the projects that would have been approved by the Minister of Health. The reason for that, we could have implemented the social distancing based on the type of work that had to be done. The contractors did work over the stay at home period to complete most of the heavy work,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan warned : “We do have inspections now on almost every vessel that goes out to make sure they are within the limit. We intend to clamp down on it” External link

cnc3 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I was in San Fernando all day. I am awaiting a PTSC report. I know PTSC and the Ministry of Education transport some school children. I know the elderly will be affected. But I know the board will make some decisions” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan stated ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “The licence that the Government had to sign with me was for the use of the land I own. I told the ministry to go ahead and build the bridge. They said ‘no, no, we have to pay (for the land)....She (Persad-Bissessar) wanted to know how much money I got. Well I told them (the Government) that one dollar is all I want,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan states : “The bottom line is that the UNC did improve and they must be given credit for that, but in terms of a general election result, it does not change the fact that they made no impact on the East-West Corridor,” “In my personal opinion, if you cannot make an impact on the East-West Corridor, you cannot win a general election” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan points out : “One electoral district they won is in Toco-Sangre Grande, and the part where the UNC has the most support. In the PNM strongholds in Toco-Sangre Grande, they made no impact at all,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “This letter is dated June 18, 2018. (Persad-Bissessar) now come to buss mark” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “This letter is dated June 18, 2018. (Persad-Bissessar) now come to buss mark” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 29, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "If Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC would like to legitimately pursue this matter, she is well aware of the appropriate channels to do so - none of which is a UNC political platform," External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "My own actions have spoken to my adherence to the tenets of transparency and accountability. Tenets that appear to be lost on the leader of the Opposition and her corrupt cabal," External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "I have publicly disclosed my interest on not one but two separate occasions," External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are coming with the ID plates which will benefit most of you in this room, where you could go and pay for your customised number plate,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "Manual buses that can go through the water to some extent. We would have identified these buses and have them relocated to certain areas so if we need to call on them they will be readily available in different points of the island," External link

cnc3 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan replied : “The Coastal Protection Unit will analyse all the different areas. Although there are no houses in that area if the coastal erosion continues there what it would have done is cut off the entire Mayaro area and there would have been no access. So they look at the most critical area. Access is just as important to areas as places where there are residents living. If we allow that water to continue the entire area of Mayaro could be cut off and the only access to Mayaro would have probably been from the southern side of the island” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 17, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan insisted : “I have seen several statements by the CAA. The prohibition notice was posted on their website as soon as they made the decision (to ban the Max 8 from TT airspace),” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 15, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The problem we have in this country is the media just wants to hear (information) from the politicians (versus the TT CAA). If you follow the professionals, you’ll see the (prohibition notice) was posted by the CAA immediately after taking the decision,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 15, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Look out for your roads there are huge trucks overloading and contributing to deteriorating the roads and I have a problem with that because the same overloaded trucks are owned by the contractors who are paid to fix the road,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, March 11, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan responded : "There have been instances where we have found vehicles – using some of the information on social media and by the licensing officers on the road – we came across vehicles that should not have been granted inspection stickers. " External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We accept that the negotiation was in fact long and difficult, and I commit to ensuring each of you will continue to be treated fairly, utilising all the legal avenues available that ensure your fair and equitable compensation for the acquisition of your property,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The heavy trucks were licensed for specific roads and that is why they got those sort of licenses, so we have those trucks damaging all the roads and even on the highways that have been designed for heavy trucks because of the overweight of the trucks you would recognize by some traffic lights you would see some sinking on the road , the rutting of the road and this is because of the weight of the trucks,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There is strategy by people opposed to Government if you can’t find corruption you give the impression of corruption,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Had citizens embraced the full five-month moratorium period, inspections centres would not have faced overcrowding as is being experienced at this time,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 4, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Don’t be fooled by the price. This is probably the longest walkover ever built in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “This government is going to have none of that,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Those with dirty hands and fingers in the cookie jar will be caught whether these perpetrators belong to the PNM, UNC or any other political party. There is no hiding and all will be held to the same standard,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan disclosed : “well, I have a file that is going to the Integrity Commission,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Someone ran a campaign that licensing officers were clamping down on people and everybody rushed to these garages. These garages went to licensing office and bought up the stickers and now we have a little challenge. Now they (garages) are out of the stickers. But there is no campaign on by the Licensing authorities. It was just a rumour that caused a lot of panic and put the system under some pressure,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Somebody went on social media and panicked the entire population. And the licensing department is not doing anything beyond what is normally does in its operations. This whole panic is really someone or some group going on social media and spreading this thing throughout. There is no crackdown, but the normal exercises that the licencing department will do” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I think they were in Mayaro, on the (Priority Bus Route) and San Fernando. But they are not out there on a campaign as said on social media. The Licencing Department has not issued any statement and are doing their normal routine” “They have their mandate to check vehicles as a routine” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I must say that this is creating a problem at some of our offices because people are getting the impression that licencing officers are just going to charge everybody unexpected. But this has not been coming out of the licencing department” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “While (as of 3 p.m.) I have not yet received a detailed report from WASA (the Water and Sewerage Authority), I have been informed that the depression caused in Sea Lots was as a result of an eight-inch water line which is passing under the roadway. Now this is not the first time that we have received such a report in recent times, with the last such major leak being in December. Prior to that was around 2012, I believe. The leaks, from what I’ve been told, are as a result of the age of the line,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “A WASA (Water and Sewage Authority) line that runs underground...an eight-inch line, sprang a leak and caused the undermining of the roadway,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We asked WASA to stop the work during the day, but they will resume tonight,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “They have to clean up their act,” “We have reached a point in Trinidad where we accept these things. It is not normal and we will no longer accept this behaviour” External link

newsday-tt Friday, February 3, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The board is meeting today (Monday) again to find out what happened. They are meeting to give a more comprehensive report. What I indicated to them is that I want this incident to run its full course and to be taken straight to the courts of Trinidad and Tobago because we are not going to accept behaviour like that at the international airport and I want all parties involved to be held accountable,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “We pointed that out to them and said we are not in a position to give anybody a grace period to break the law...I don’t know if Uber is going to, after this meeting, recognise that they are breaking the laws of TT and suspend their services until they are in compliance. I don’t know if they are going to do that but I expect that the police and Licensing Division; who were present and who know what is going on, will do what should be done,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan explained : “We have always had a concern in Trinidad and Tobago with PH drivers. What Uber was able to do was bring this conversation immediately on the drawing board. I have nothing against Uber as I have used Uber in foreign countries” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 23, 2017 7:21:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are open for discussion and we are going to try to see what the options available are. You see, in Trinidad we cannot run from technology. We have to face it even if it means we have to do things to get ourselves in line. However, we need to abide by the law as it stands until the laws are changed,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Trinidad Express ) : “That is not really the duty of the ministry. If anybody wants to come to Trinidad, the onus is on them to look at the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and make sure they comply with it,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “However, as the legislation stands now, Uber is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let me confess that I too have used Uber in other parts of the world but in Trinidad and Tobago the legislation does not allow them to operate in the manner in which they are doing,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What they have put forward to us that they are operating as an online (service). Our advice that does not stand here in Trinidad and Tobago. So after the meeting tomorrow a decision will definitely be taken as to whether Uber will be allowed to continue to operate here or not,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I clearly recognise exactly what you are saying and as I said earlier this is clearly the right opportunity to start the conversation as to where we go with PH drivers because I recognise in Trindad and Tobago more people probably travel with PH drivers than regular taxis because there are so much more of them,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “That is not really the duty of the Ministry. If anybody wants to come to Trinidad, the onus is on them to look at the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and make sure they comply with it,” “There are a lot of people who announce that they want to come to Trinidad. Once they come into Trinidad it is their duty to comply with the laws. (They should) go into the license office, speak to the licensing department and understand what it is that governs Trinidad. Not everybody that announces they're going to come to Trinidad we could just go to them and say to them hey this is XYZ. This is why we have different departments in Trinidad with trade and everything, where you can go into and get this information,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan stated : “So we have to make sure we understand the insurance aspect of it. Once you start to charge a fee then the safety of the passengers have to be considered. We have to look at the insurance aspect of it and all the laws governing a taxi,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan told : “Based on the advice given to the ministry by its legal department, the service being offered by the company is not in keeping with the legislative framework of TT to operate such a service,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The hustle and bustle of everyday life has resulted in people wanting to reach their destinations in record time and without due regard to the laws of the land. Lawlessness appears to be the watchword on the nation’s roadways and that is simply unacceptable. We all have a role to play in ensuring that our routes of travel are safe and secure and I am therefore using this opportunity this evening to encourage each person to be mindful and respectful of our laws” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, December 12, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I, as the minister, asked the board to revisit it because I had some things planned out for PTSC for the next two to three weeks and I wanted him to be there” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:52:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The legislation is there but there is still time to go before it can be implemented” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It is the same flooding that normally takes place when the tide is high but because of the phenomena with the moon, a couple days ago, there is some excess flooding. It is nothing abnormal, we have three pumps working down there, it just took a little longer to pump the water because of the amount of water,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I have seen first hand (the accident), a while ago so I will ask the permanent secretary to pull forward whatever promises or decisions that have been taken there and we will definitely be looking at it as a matter of urgency,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “PNM’s a car, constantly moving—we just have to shift into high gear. Its structures are its strength,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT



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Barry Padarath said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “It was on the 15th of September 2020 that I first wrote to Rohan Sinanan raising these issues of the landslides that are affecting several residents in this area, together with the rehabilitation of this road. Since then, we have had several pieces of correspondence sent to the honourable minister. We have only had one response from the Minister indicating from his secretariat that they would be reviewing the matter and sending a geotechnical team. Since September 2020, one year ago, absolutely nothing has happened,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 18, 2021 4:05:00 AM EAT

Robinson-Regis stated ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Rohan Sinanan also visited the site and a long term plan is being developed with all the entities aforementioned,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Stuart Young said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “We need to start planning for the eventual opening of the borders and I’ve already spoken to Minister of Transport Rohan Sinanan on how we do it,” “We are going to look at the computerisation and the use of biometrics from an Immigration perspective and the doing away of physical Immigration forms” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Kamla Persad Bissessar said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “I call on Rohan Sinanan to state whether he received any money for those lands. And if so, what is the total sum of monies that was paid to him by the State?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Watson Duke said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “I want to ask (Transport) Minister (Rohan) Sinanan that he be reasonable in his approach in enforcing the law. These are law-abiding citizens who wish to obey the law but due to the fact there are limited stations that certify vehicles, they are without luck,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, January 7, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

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Rohan Sinanan said : “Every pothole in Trinidad we get blame for it, although we’re just responsible for 21 per cent of the roads. If you do a survey of the roads that we are responsible for, more than 75 per cent of them are in good to satisfactory condition” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The vessel went through its normal procedures and we are just working out the schedule for it to make its inaugural sailing to Tobago. There was no rush to get the vessel on the sea as A.P.T. James, Cabo Star and T&T Spirit are currently operating,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “Please note that as part of its daily work the Ministry patched nine areas along the Couva Main Road, three of which were WASA defects. Prior to today we were in Caroni” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have a lot of landslips under repairs, and a couple of them are in the design phase. The ministry has been there on several occasions, and we will do some temporary shoring up of the roadways. We will work to get at least one lane passable to get the roadway functional,” External link

cnc3 Friday, March 19, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We know what happened with COVID that pushed back all of the construction projects. So we are looking at some time in 2021 to have that highway completed but work is fully underway we have five local contractors, 12 packages all under construction,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We recognised that a lot of people have made effort to adjust their tint and go back to garages to check their levels. There is a significant amount who are above the legal limit. We went to Cabinet and we agreed to allow a further three months because of the number of people who want to get compliant,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have a national transportation policy that we have been working on with the IDB. It is before Cabinet. The Attorney General (Faris Al-Rawi) and the Minister of National Security (Stuart Young) and Works will be continuing on the way forward. We want everybody to be compliant with the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and ensure everyone has access to taxis and safe transport. We want to ensure there is a proper regulatory framework for all drivers who choose to provide the public with transport. A meeting was held last week. Another meeting has been scheduled for today” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “On our roads highways and main roads) I would say we have about a 70 per cent approval rating,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every port this vessel went into on its journey here, the people were fascinated that a small country like Trinidad could own vessels like this, so we should be proud of this vessel” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “The vessel can do the trip within two and a half hours. Again, that depends on the sea. Sometimes we do have some challenging waters between Trini­dad and Tobago, and you want to ensure that you have a very comfortable ride for the commuters” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Those concerns were raised by I don’t think it was a boat expert. When the vessel went into Malta, there was some minor things that were identified. All those were rectified even before the vessel left Malta” “It had nothing to do with the stability of the vessel. What it was was some operational issues and some consumables. And when I say consumables, we heard a lot of talk about a fire detector. It had nothing to do with the fire system on the vessel; it’s a canister that you use to trigger the fire alarm for a test. So those issues were already addressed,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I can tell you, from all indication this morning in Tobago, our brothers and sisters in Tobago are ve­ry proud of this vessel” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are at the point where we are going to Cabinet with the preliminary designs for the Macoya Interchange. The timeline for that is to have a contract awarded at the latter part of 2021,” External link

cnc3 Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I have heard nobody say that there will be a push back on the privatisation. What I have heard is that the model that we want to use is where the different suggestions would have come from” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The average ship that comes through the Panama canal could be about 300 metres long or more. We cannot accommodate those huge ships here. So what you find, a lot of the ships go to Jamaica. Then we would have to use smaller ships to transport commodities and goods to Trinidad,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Point Lisas ) : “if the land is properly managed that in itself is a big income. Point Lisas is a living example of that. They get a lot of revenue from their land assets” External link

cnc3 Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Drivers are now realising when they breach the law the penalty will be much more than paying a ticket,” External link

cnc3 Monday, December 28, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There was a lot of pushback because some people did not want that to happen. And that exercise has shown a lot of the flaws in the system. We are getting to the point where we will be able to identify the people who are doing it. Over the last two years, we have had about over 20 people who have been under investigation for these unethical practices and we continue to be stern on that,” “There is no service at the Licensing Office where you have to pay an employee to help you” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 27, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There was a lot of pushback because some people did not want that to happen. And that exercise has shown a lot of the flaws in the system. We are getting to the point where we will be able to identify the people who are doing it. Over the last two years, we have had about over 20 people who have been under investigation for these unethical practices and we continue to be stern on that,” “There is no service at the Licensing Office where you have to pay an employee to help you” External link

cnc3 Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “I don’t have any data to show it’s a fact there’s been an increase during Covid-19. I can’t comment on people who have run abreast (sic) of the law. It’s a legal matter for the Attorney General (AG) Faris Al-Rawi and the National Security Minister (Stuart Young)” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Brian Lara ) : “This didn’t start two days ago. This was a vision the government had for the development of Port-of-Spain since 2015 and that is why the East Port-of-Spain development is about to kick off. It is not just a dream. It is a project that is ready to start and this project will tie into that because what this project will do is to bring that pedestrian interaction into the inner city. Now you can walk from end to end of the Brian Lara Promenade. You can cross the street, you can to the breakfast shed, you can go to the Water Taxi to Tobago,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Every 24 seconds, someone loses a son, daughter or colleague to road traffic accidents. Most to the tragedies could have been avoided” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The numbers don’t lie they tell the tale of road users who disregard their own safety and the safety of others,” “The people responsible for these violations behave as though an accident cannot happen to them, they violate traffic laws as if oblivious to the fact that in the blink of an eye their fate, the fate of other passengers and even that of unsuspecting bystanders. Victims can be seriously injured because of their recklessness,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 16, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We need to be more careful on the roads of T&T simply because one death is one too many so let us commit to being more thoughtful and vigilant,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 16, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It was just the pier that there was some damage. The engineers and insurance are looking into it and I should get an official report soon,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 26, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The questions we should be all asking is who would benefit from something like this and why would someone want to do something like this?” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What we are seeing here today is planned sabotage to ensure this area is flooded out during the rainy season,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Fortunately villagers came out and supported the watchman on the night and were able to at least salvage one of the pumps. We should be able to get that pump back up at a significant cost to the taxpayers,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What people have to understand when they do these things for whatever motive, they are actually affecting thousands of residents,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “No matter what you put in place if people are hell-bent on mashing up the system they will find ways,” External link

cnc3 Monday, October 19, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “any act of sabotage is grossly irresponsible and unpatriotic” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “A large percentage of the area, including a significant number of residents, businesses and farmers, are now at risk of flooding due to the irresponsible actions of a few,” “The ministry is now forced to take equipment from other sites to supplement this shortfall at Bamboo #1, placing other communities at risk” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:11:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let us not allow them to have the opportunity to damage our financial institutions,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Marvin will teach Austin Jack Warner what it feels like to lose his deposit in Monday’s election,” “Marvin, we won’t accept anything less from you, save that you ensure Warner’s $5,000 deposit and his contribution to contest the seat remains in the Treasury” External link

cnc3 Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We have started the upgrade of the Moruga Road—and we are about 80 per cent completed. We have started the fishing port. It is being done by all local contractors,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “They had no engineering and the hydraulic designs and drawings that goes along with it. No plan in place as to how we operationalise these plans,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It’s amazing the amount of people who would have been breaking the law before and now are trying to get their act together,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Fernando West ) : “When we leave here today we will have contractors on the site. Each one of these projects will have hundreds of employees. I can see going forward, for at least the next five years, a construction boom in San Fernando based on this waterfront project” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let me make it abundantly clear, I do have an interest in one of the 34 properties and like all of the landowners in this area, that company had to be treated the same way,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan added : “We at the Ministry are looking at it very closely and we are in contact with the contractor on a daily basis. This is the only project at the Ministry that we had delays in. There are no cost overruns but there is a time delay which we are not happy with. As a matter of fact, I think we started two walkovers after that and completed the two and that is why I am very disappointed with the response we got from that contractor” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “That is the nature of politics, it is sometimes difficult for people to let go,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan told : “It is no longer about who could afford to pay and who can’t afford to pay, the entire system will work when you get the behavioral change. This is not a revenue generator for the Government, it’s about rehabilitating drivers and saving lives,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “This is a great day for Trinidad and Tobago. And this right here, this is not a revenue earner for the Government. This is about saving lives,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What we have now is a system at the Licensing Office that incorporates TTPost, the Police Service and the judiciary. For the first time, we are all working under one platform. It will make it significantly easier for law enforcement. More importantly, it is a system that will rehabilitate errant drivers and will make our roads a lot safer than they were before,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “This project was one of the projects that would have been approved by the Minister of Health. The reason for that, we could have implemented the social distancing based on the type of work that had to be done. The contractors did work over the stay at home period to complete most of the heavy work,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan warned : “We do have inspections now on almost every vessel that goes out to make sure they are within the limit. We intend to clamp down on it” External link

cnc3 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I was in San Fernando all day. I am awaiting a PTSC report. I know PTSC and the Ministry of Education transport some school children. I know the elderly will be affected. But I know the board will make some decisions” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan stated ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “The licence that the Government had to sign with me was for the use of the land I own. I told the ministry to go ahead and build the bridge. They said ‘no, no, we have to pay (for the land)....She (Persad-Bissessar) wanted to know how much money I got. Well I told them (the Government) that one dollar is all I want,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan states : “The bottom line is that the UNC did improve and they must be given credit for that, but in terms of a general election result, it does not change the fact that they made no impact on the East-West Corridor,” “In my personal opinion, if you cannot make an impact on the East-West Corridor, you cannot win a general election” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan points out : “One electoral district they won is in Toco-Sangre Grande, and the part where the UNC has the most support. In the PNM strongholds in Toco-Sangre Grande, they made no impact at all,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “This letter is dated June 18, 2018. (Persad-Bissessar) now come to buss mark” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Kamla Persad Bissessar ) : “This letter is dated June 18, 2018. (Persad-Bissessar) now come to buss mark” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 29, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "If Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC would like to legitimately pursue this matter, she is well aware of the appropriate channels to do so - none of which is a UNC political platform," External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "My own actions have spoken to my adherence to the tenets of transparency and accountability. Tenets that appear to be lost on the leader of the Opposition and her corrupt cabal," External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "I have publicly disclosed my interest on not one but two separate occasions," External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are coming with the ID plates which will benefit most of you in this room, where you could go and pay for your customised number plate,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : "Manual buses that can go through the water to some extent. We would have identified these buses and have them relocated to certain areas so if we need to call on them they will be readily available in different points of the island," External link

cnc3 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan replied : “The Coastal Protection Unit will analyse all the different areas. Although there are no houses in that area if the coastal erosion continues there what it would have done is cut off the entire Mayaro area and there would have been no access. So they look at the most critical area. Access is just as important to areas as places where there are residents living. If we allow that water to continue the entire area of Mayaro could be cut off and the only access to Mayaro would have probably been from the southern side of the island” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 17, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan insisted : “I have seen several statements by the CAA. The prohibition notice was posted on their website as soon as they made the decision (to ban the Max 8 from TT airspace),” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 15, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The problem we have in this country is the media just wants to hear (information) from the politicians (versus the TT CAA). If you follow the professionals, you’ll see the (prohibition notice) was posted by the CAA immediately after taking the decision,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, March 15, 2019 8:16:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Look out for your roads there are huge trucks overloading and contributing to deteriorating the roads and I have a problem with that because the same overloaded trucks are owned by the contractors who are paid to fix the road,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, March 11, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan responded : "There have been instances where we have found vehicles – using some of the information on social media and by the licensing officers on the road – we came across vehicles that should not have been granted inspection stickers. " External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We accept that the negotiation was in fact long and difficult, and I commit to ensuring each of you will continue to be treated fairly, utilising all the legal avenues available that ensure your fair and equitable compensation for the acquisition of your property,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The heavy trucks were licensed for specific roads and that is why they got those sort of licenses, so we have those trucks damaging all the roads and even on the highways that have been designed for heavy trucks because of the overweight of the trucks you would recognize by some traffic lights you would see some sinking on the road , the rutting of the road and this is because of the weight of the trucks,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “There is strategy by people opposed to Government if you can’t find corruption you give the impression of corruption,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Had citizens embraced the full five-month moratorium period, inspections centres would not have faced overcrowding as is being experienced at this time,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 4, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Don’t be fooled by the price. This is probably the longest walkover ever built in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:58:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “This government is going to have none of that,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:54:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Those with dirty hands and fingers in the cookie jar will be caught whether these perpetrators belong to the PNM, UNC or any other political party. There is no hiding and all will be held to the same standard,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan disclosed : “well, I have a file that is going to the Integrity Commission,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Someone ran a campaign that licensing officers were clamping down on people and everybody rushed to these garages. These garages went to licensing office and bought up the stickers and now we have a little challenge. Now they (garages) are out of the stickers. But there is no campaign on by the Licensing authorities. It was just a rumour that caused a lot of panic and put the system under some pressure,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Somebody went on social media and panicked the entire population. And the licensing department is not doing anything beyond what is normally does in its operations. This whole panic is really someone or some group going on social media and spreading this thing throughout. There is no crackdown, but the normal exercises that the licencing department will do” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I think they were in Mayaro, on the (Priority Bus Route) and San Fernando. But they are not out there on a campaign as said on social media. The Licencing Department has not issued any statement and are doing their normal routine” “They have their mandate to check vehicles as a routine” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I must say that this is creating a problem at some of our offices because people are getting the impression that licencing officers are just going to charge everybody unexpected. But this has not been coming out of the licencing department” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:14:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “While (as of 3 p.m.) I have not yet received a detailed report from WASA (the Water and Sewerage Authority), I have been informed that the depression caused in Sea Lots was as a result of an eight-inch water line which is passing under the roadway. Now this is not the first time that we have received such a report in recent times, with the last such major leak being in December. Prior to that was around 2012, I believe. The leaks, from what I’ve been told, are as a result of the age of the line,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “A WASA (Water and Sewage Authority) line that runs underground...an eight-inch line, sprang a leak and caused the undermining of the roadway,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We asked WASA to stop the work during the day, but they will resume tonight,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “They have to clean up their act,” “We have reached a point in Trinidad where we accept these things. It is not normal and we will no longer accept this behaviour” External link

newsday-tt Friday, February 3, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The board is meeting today (Monday) again to find out what happened. They are meeting to give a more comprehensive report. What I indicated to them is that I want this incident to run its full course and to be taken straight to the courts of Trinidad and Tobago because we are not going to accept behaviour like that at the international airport and I want all parties involved to be held accountable,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:04:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan declared : “We pointed that out to them and said we are not in a position to give anybody a grace period to break the law...I don’t know if Uber is going to, after this meeting, recognise that they are breaking the laws of TT and suspend their services until they are in compliance. I don’t know if they are going to do that but I expect that the police and Licensing Division; who were present and who know what is going on, will do what should be done,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan explained : “We have always had a concern in Trinidad and Tobago with PH drivers. What Uber was able to do was bring this conversation immediately on the drawing board. I have nothing against Uber as I have used Uber in foreign countries” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 23, 2017 7:21:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “We are open for discussion and we are going to try to see what the options available are. You see, in Trinidad we cannot run from technology. We have to face it even if it means we have to do things to get ourselves in line. However, we need to abide by the law as it stands until the laws are changed,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:08:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said ( about Trinidad Express ) : “That is not really the duty of the ministry. If anybody wants to come to Trinidad, the onus is on them to look at the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and make sure they comply with it,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “However, as the legislation stands now, Uber is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “Let me confess that I too have used Uber in other parts of the world but in Trinidad and Tobago the legislation does not allow them to operate in the manner in which they are doing,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “What they have put forward to us that they are operating as an online (service). Our advice that does not stand here in Trinidad and Tobago. So after the meeting tomorrow a decision will definitely be taken as to whether Uber will be allowed to continue to operate here or not,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I clearly recognise exactly what you are saying and as I said earlier this is clearly the right opportunity to start the conversation as to where we go with PH drivers because I recognise in Trindad and Tobago more people probably travel with PH drivers than regular taxis because there are so much more of them,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “That is not really the duty of the Ministry. If anybody wants to come to Trinidad, the onus is on them to look at the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and make sure they comply with it,” “There are a lot of people who announce that they want to come to Trinidad. Once they come into Trinidad it is their duty to comply with the laws. (They should) go into the license office, speak to the licensing department and understand what it is that governs Trinidad. Not everybody that announces they're going to come to Trinidad we could just go to them and say to them hey this is XYZ. This is why we have different departments in Trinidad with trade and everything, where you can go into and get this information,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan stated : “So we have to make sure we understand the insurance aspect of it. Once you start to charge a fee then the safety of the passengers have to be considered. We have to look at the insurance aspect of it and all the laws governing a taxi,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Rohan Sinanan told : “Based on the advice given to the ministry by its legal department, the service being offered by the company is not in keeping with the legislative framework of TT to operate such a service,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:22:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The hustle and bustle of everyday life has resulted in people wanting to reach their destinations in record time and without due regard to the laws of the land. Lawlessness appears to be the watchword on the nation’s roadways and that is simply unacceptable. We all have a role to play in ensuring that our routes of travel are safe and secure and I am therefore using this opportunity this evening to encourage each person to be mindful and respectful of our laws” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, December 12, 2016 5:46:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I, as the minister, asked the board to revisit it because I had some things planned out for PTSC for the next two to three weeks and I wanted him to be there” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:52:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “The legislation is there but there is still time to go before it can be implemented” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “It is the same flooding that normally takes place when the tide is high but because of the phenomena with the moon, a couple days ago, there is some excess flooding. It is nothing abnormal, we have three pumps working down there, it just took a little longer to pump the water because of the amount of water,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:55:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “I have seen first hand (the accident), a while ago so I will ask the permanent secretary to pull forward whatever promises or decisions that have been taken there and we will definitely be looking at it as a matter of urgency,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Rohan Sinanan said : “PNM’s a car, constantly moving—we just have to shift into high gear. Its structures are its strength,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:29:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister25.56%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
transport minister20.00%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
works and transport minister18.89%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
works minister4.81%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
minister of works and transport16.30%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
minister of works1.11%EN07/07/201707/07/2017
minister of transport0.74%EN04/06/201706/04/2017
senator5.93%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
minister of transport of trinidad and tobago0.37%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
transport senator0.74%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
deputy0.37%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
sport minister0.37%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
leader3.33%EN01/01/201701/01/2017
government senator0.74%EN01/01/201701/01/2017
new minister of works and transport0.37%EN12/26/201626/12/2016
new works minister0.37%EN11/01/201601/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Rohan SinananEN100.00%


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Barry Padarath said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “It was on the 15th of September 2020 that I first wrote to Rohan Sinanan raising these issues of the landslides that are affecting several residents in this area, together with the rehabilitation of this road. Since then, we have had several pieces of correspondence sent to the honourable minister. We have only had one response from the Minister indicating from his secretariat that they would be reviewing the matter and sending a geotechnical team. Since September 2020, one year ago, absolutely nothing has happened,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, October 18, 2021 4:05:00 AM EAT

Robinson-Regis stated ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Rohan Sinanan also visited the site and a long term plan is being developed with all the entities aforementioned,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, September 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Stuart Young said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “We need to start planning for the eventual opening of the borders and I’ve already spoken to Minister of Transport Rohan Sinanan on how we do it,” “We are going to look at the computerisation and the use of biometrics from an Immigration perspective and the doing away of physical Immigration forms” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:57:00 AM EAT

Kamla Persad Bissessar said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “I call on Rohan Sinanan to state whether he received any money for those lands. And if so, what is the total sum of monies that was paid to him by the State?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Watson Duke said ( about Rohan Sinanan ) : “I want to ask (Transport) Minister (Rohan) Sinanan that he be reasonable in his approach in enforcing the law. These are law-abiding citizens who wish to obey the law but due to the fact there are limited stations that certify vehicles, they are without luck,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, January 7, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT