Recount sought after police association elections

The mem­ber­ship of the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice So­cial and Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion (TTPSS­WA) has a new pres­i­dent and a new ex­ec­u­tive body af­ter nine years. How­ev­er, they are ex­pect­ing a re­count of the bal­lot.

Should the fi­nal ver­dict be a win then the new ex­ec­u­tive will "hit the ground run­ning" and hold a meet­ing with the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith to ad­dress the is­sues and give sug­ges­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions.

After forcibly committed to St Ann’s Hospital, woman compensation delayed

Cheryl Miller, the em­ploy­ee of the Min­istry of Gen­der, Youth and Child Af­fairs, who shot in­to the pub­lic lime­light af­ter she dragged from her of­fice and forcibly com­mit­ted to the St Ann’s Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal in 2012, will have to wait a while longer be­fore she claims the al­most $850,000 in com­pen­sa­tion she re­ceived over the or­deal.

Pedestrian killed on highway

A Venezue­lan na­tion­al was knocked down and killed this morn­ing along the Churchill Roo­sevelt High­way in El So­cor­ro.

Eye­wit­ness­es said the man, iden­ti­fied as Jose Rafael Quin­tana, 51, was part of a group walk­ing along the shoul­der of the east­bound lane of the high­way just be­fore the DHL walkover at around 6.30 am when a truck swerved to­wards the group and struck him. He fell in­to a near­by drain.

New ferry once outran pirates

This coun­try’s lat­est fast fer­ry, the HSC Jean de la Valette, once out­ran some pi­rate ships, a de­scrip­tion from the Ship Tech­nol­o­gy web­site has claimed.

And cit­i­zens of T&T were on Wednes­day giv­en a glimpse of the ves­sels speed af­ter it com­plet­ed its jour­ney from Cadiz, Spain five days ahead of the sched­uled ar­rival time.

But the Jean de la Valette’s speed was not the main fea­ture that had peo­ple on so­cial me­dia in awe yes­ter­day.