Stabroek News, Guyana: Brazilian fugitive Euclid Da Silva, who was captured by local police on Wednesday, is being questioned by the authorities in relation to several offences which led to him returning to these shores after escaping a Boa Vista prison in July.
Gleaner. Jamaica: The Opposition spokesman on tourism, Ed Bartlett, says the Opposition is still not satisfied with the information provided by the government about the expenditure for the Jamaica House Independence celebrations in London.
USA Today, USA: USA TODAY Travel asked editors at The Huffington Post to share some of their top travel stories this week. Here are their picks.
Fox News, USA: Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said Friday.
Nation News, Barbados: Residents in the Leeward Islands were following the progress of Tropical Storm Leslie that the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said is strengthening and could become a hurricane later on Friday.
Guardian, Trinidad: The leaders of the People’s Republic of China have sent Independence anniversary greetings to the people and leaders of Trinidad and Tobago.
Cose to 600,000 videos mentioning Obama or Romney have been uploaded to YouTube and topping the list of these videos is baracksdubs’ “Barack Obama Singing Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen, which has racked up over 24 million views in just a few months.
Jamaica’s Customs Department awaits ruling on the legality of the importation of devices.
Increased funding and professional development opportunities should benefit regional film and video artists.
Sixteen illegal Haitian migrants are still reported missing, while survivors are being repatriated from the Bahamas.
Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago to be honoured at Monday’s West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn.
Trinidad’s Jack Warner confirmed that he had held discussions regarding ownership of NEWSDAY and The Mirror.
Ten countries have signed the Protocol Concerning Pollution from Land-based Sources and Activities; others are soon to come on board.
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines warns of “altered and altering” relationships in the region.