LIAT management will meet on Friday with trade unions within its system to discuss the details of planned job cuts.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia: The Queen has urged leaders of more than 50 nations to implement bold reforms that will keep their institution "fresh and fit for tomorrow".
Nation News, Barbados: A?new?multimillion-dollar general hospital will be constructed to replace the 47-year-old Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
Stabroek News, Guyana: Seven political parties yesterday handed over their lists of candidates to contest the November 28 elections.
Miami Herald, USA: The U.S. Coast Guard has seized seven tons of cocaine valued at $180 million.
BusinessWeek, USA: A Guyanese man who admitted to his role in a failed plot to blow up New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and who testified against his co- conspirators was sentenced to four years in prison.
Observer, Jamaica: Transport Minister Mike Henry has promised that downtown Kingston will get a major transport centre that is more suitable for the urban development planned for the city as the current one is not properly placed.
UPI, Cuba: Cuba is easing communist rules and nudging its agriculture toward a market economy model as part of a stepped-up government effort to boost food production.
The Jamaican Embassy in Washington and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation are collaborating on a series of business outreach events to be staged in the US targeting nationals in the Diaspora.
President of the Jamaica Exporters Association, Vitus Evan, says changes to US food safety regulations could enhance competitiveness and market access.
Christopher Sandrolini this week became the first American Envoy to the OECS.
The US State Department said the 15-year sentence handed down against Joel Esquenaz, the former president of Terra Telecommunications Corp. is the longest ever imposed under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Chamber Deputy Arnel Belizaire was detained Thursday. His name is among 4,200 inmates listed as having escaped the day of last year’s devastating earthquake.
The five constables and one corporal were taken into custody Thursday as investigations continue into the July shooting.