Belizean RSS soldier critical after Barbados stabbing

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 21, 2013 – A Belizean soldier attached to the Caribbean defence pact headquartered here remained hospitalised in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest and critically wounded on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

Andre Gabb, 45, a warrant officer in the Belize Defence Force who is attached to the Regional Security System (RSS), was reportedly in the company of two other people when he was stabbed late Friday in Carlton, Black Rock, about two miles north of the capital Bridgetown.

Gabb underwent surgery and remained in critical condition at Barbados’s lone general hospital, the Queen Elizabeth, while police investigated, the Daily Nation reported.

Police were questioning a man in connection with the incident, the paper added.

The RSS, housed at the Paragon base of the Barbados Defence Force on the island’s southern tip, is the defence alliance of several, mainly Eastern Caribbean, nations. The 30-year-old organisation provides assistance in police and army operations, from drug interdiction and riot control to disaster response and relief.(CMC)  Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)