The Information Minister said transition is among issues to be outlined.
A strengthening Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to affect the island on Saturday.
Guardian, Trinidad: Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner is advising Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to take a rest. Warner’s advice was given during his tour of St Joseph yesterday with Justice Minister Herbert Volney.
Observer, Jamaica: Veteran Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) power player, Karl Samuda, says he has already identified 'in his mind' the person who is best placed to take over the leadership of the party when prime minister and party leader, Bruce Golding makes his exit in November.
AP, Dominica: Tropical Storm Ophelia caused flooding and cut off several communities on this eastern Caribbean island Wednesday, but the storm stayed in the open Atlantic and moved away from the Leeward Islands.
Reuters, Cuba: For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cubans will have the right to buy and sell cars in a much-anticipated reform under President Raul Castro, another step toward greater economic freedom on the communist-led island.
Advocate, Barbados: While there are a few bright spots in the area of economic recovery in Barbados and the Caribbean, it is anticipated that growth will remain subdued and at levels below those projected prior to the global economic meltdown.
Nation News, Barbados: The future of the multimillion-dollar Four Seasons project remains uncertain, as top officials of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in Barbados continue to mull over new and separate financing proposals aimed at jump-starting the stalled hotel project.
AFP, Haiti: Haitian President Michel Martelly plans to begin recruiting the first 500 soldiers for a new national military force from next month, according to an official document seen by AFP.
NBC, USA: The U.S. Coast Guard stopped a drug-smuggling submarine in the Western Caribbean earlier this month.
Jamaican authorities are looking to protect their intellectual property rights in coffee, jerk and rum.
Cruise arrivals are kept St Kitts’ tourism afloat as air travellers declined over the first quarter of the year.
According to Sir Ronald Sanders, over the years of the Commonwealth’s existence, its member countries have placed democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights at the heart of their shared beliefs.
Skin bleaching is particularly prevalent among members of Jamaica's poverty-stricken inner-city communities.