Stabroek News, Guyana: A search has been launched for two East Coast Demerara fishermen who are missing after two Guyanese fishing boats were attacked by pirates in Suriname waters around 7 pm on Wednesday, the pirates taking the two men hostage while escaping.
Nation News, Barbados: Three of this country’s rising musical stars have hit the big time, earning their biggest gig since easing onto the international market within the past two years.
Caribbean360, Barbados: After less than a year in office, Haiti’s Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis has been fired by the Senate.
Observer, Jamaica: Passengers and staff at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) yesterday scampered for cover after smoke, allegedly caused by a welding mishap, billowed through the ventilation system inside the Terminal Building.
AP, USA: Jamaica is resisting a U.S. request to hand over a suspected crime boss with ties to the Caribbean nation’s governing party amid reports he is stockpiling weapons in his Kingston stronghold to prevent arrest.
CNN, USA: He’s the fastest runner ever, but Usain Bolt accepts that it will take people time to believe that he has no illegal assistance.
Guardian, Trinidad: Acting Police Commissioner James Philbert has extended his condolences to the families of three kidnappers shot and killed by police in Carlsen Field on Wednesday.
CaribWorldNews, USA: A Jamaican-born international soccer striker has been jailed for sexual assault and will lose his contract.
AP, USA: Roman Catholic officials in Grenada have temporarily banned wine-drinking and hand-holding during Mass out of swine flu concerns.
Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow says the country is officially in the grips of a recession, but he’s adamant that he won’t be sending out any SOS call to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Bahamian MP Picewell Forbes will not face any contempt of court charges for causing a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion trial last week; in essence, because a High Court judge felt that he had suffered enough.
The Guyana government says regional cement company, Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), is failing to meet the expectations of the Caribbean region at a time when demand is high.
A report commissioned by the United Kingdom government is recommending that British Overseas Territories, including those in the Caribbean, introduce more taxes to put their economies on a firmer footing.
Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Edwin Carrington, says there’s no plan by the regional grouping or its Secretariat to license journalists.