BBC Caribbean News in Brief
"Barefoot" bandit caught
A teenager suspected of stealing cars, power boats and at least five aircraft has been arrested in the Bahamas after a high-speed chase.
The 19-year-old US citizen, known as the "Barefoot Bandit", tried to escape in a stolen speed boat.
Colton Harris-Moore earned his nickname for not wearing shoes during his alleged crimes.
He does not have a pilot's license, but is thought to have stolen an aircraft in Indiana and flown it all the way to the Bahamas.
Frustration in Haiti
The aid agency, Doctors Without Borders, says there's growing anger and frustration in Haiti at the slow pace of reconstruction.
It has spoken of a staggering gap between the promises of help made to Haiti in the first weeks after the disaster, and what it called the dire reality on the ground, half a year later.
Meanwhile, the International Red Cross, has said humanitarian agencies were still stretched to the limit, describing the work as containing, rather than solving, a critical situation.
Opposition wins Dominica by-election
A by-election in Dominica on Friday has resulted in the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) retaining its two seats declared vacant by the Speaker of the country's parliament.
Preliminary results indicate that former prime minister Edison James and his United Workers Party (UWP) colleague Hector John both held on to their constituencies.
Their seats were declared vacant in April by Speaker Alix Boyd Knights after the two opposition members boycotted the parliament in protest at what they claimed were irregularities in the December 18 general elections.
The December elections were convincingly won by the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) with a margin of 18-3.
Friday's by-election will not have any impact on the seat distribution in the parliament.
Hundreds of US drug agents and Puerto Rican Police mounted raids at public housing projects at dawn on Friday.
The operation on the island's west coast was described by officials as the largest of its kind in the American territory.
The authorities planned to arrest about 170 people and seize more than $1 million in property.
A US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spokesman, Special Agent Waldo Santiago said the action was aimed at dismantling drug trafficking gangs and reducing crime during the upcoming Central American and Caribbean Games.
The DEA brought agents from throughout the Caribbean to assist some 500 Puerto Rican police officers in making the arrests and executing search warrants.
ALP wants crown counsel dismissed
The opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) has called for the immediate dismissal of Crown Counsel Adlai Smith from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
According to the ALP, Mr Smith, who is a lawyer and calypsonian, has violated every principle governing officers of the Court by "libellous allegations he made in a calypso against Justice Louise Blenman".
The judge recently nullified election results in the constituencies of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and two of his cabinet colleagues, a ruling the government is appealing.
The ALP said in a statement that Mr Smith, through a calypso entitled "blenmanitis", has falsely brought Justice Blenman's reputation into disrepute "by claiming that she is party to a criminal conspiracy, corruption and judicial dishonesty".
US president to meet Fernandez
US President Barack Obama is to meet with Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez at the White House on Monday.
US officials say Mr Obama's meeting with his Dominican counterpart is part of his ongoing engagement with leaders throughout the Americas.
The two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of bilateral and hemispheric issues facing the people in the region.