PM takes 15% pay cut, asks MPs to accept 10% less

(Jamaica Observer) – Prime Minister Bruce Golding last night announced a public sector wage freeze “at the levels which obtained on March 31”, and in an obvious effort to make the decision more palatable, said that he will be taking a 15 per cent salary cut this year in addition to foregoing the seven per cent increase which would have been due to him effective April 1.

Liat wage dispute

Pilots accuse management of lining up for huge bonus (Antigua Sun) – The salary battle between the management of LIAT and the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has gone sour again.

Rusal’s health worries Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Aluminum producing giant UC RUSAL, which is based in Russia, may widen output cuts to up to 20 per cent – 11 per cent more than it originally announced – as it takes steps to reduce costs and save the beleaguered company from bankruptcy.

T&T man butchers wife, two sons

(Trinidad Express) A fifty-one-year-old “tripped” on Saturday morning. He butchered his estranged wife, then his two sons. He then trekked two miles on a dusty track back to his own little galvanize hut and eventually set it afire.

Iran and Venezuela open joint bank to boost ties

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran and Venezuela opened a joint bank yesterday to develop economic projects, Iranian state television reported. The Tehran-based Iran-Venezuela bank, which was inaugurated by visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has an initial capital of $200 million with each country providing half.

Luciano declares innocence

(Jamaica Gleaner) – Reggae singer Luciano has denied any criminal ties and expressed remorse for the shoot-out at his St Andrew home last week, which ended with the death of a gunman and injury to three policemen.

Panday removes Ramesh as Chief Whip, Hamza takes over

(Trinidad Express) – Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday has officially fired Tabaquite MP Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj as the Parliament’s Chief Whip. Panday met Deputy House Speaker Pennelope Beckles at the Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the matter and later issued a letter requesting that Maharaj’s appointment be revoked.

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