SOMALIA – Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

MOGADISHU — More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia’s capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world’s worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected to rise. Nearly 400 […]

PORTUGAL/SPAIN – Dozens die in Portugal and Spain fires

LISBON/MADRID – A spate of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say. Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said. To the north, fires which broke out across the border in Spain’s Galicia region claimed at […]

Bowlers’ parade

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe – West Indies bowlers, led by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, got a flattering boost of confidence in their three-day, tour match against Zimbabwe “A” today. Bishoo was the most successful bowler with 3-28 from 8.1 overs, but Shannon Gabriel, Miguel Cummins and Raymond Reifer all collected cheap wickets, as the Windies dismissed the home […]

Esuf, Gale take top honours

In a dramatic finale to the Suzuki Challenge Series during the Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park on Saturday, Suleiman ‘Sol’ Esuf withstood huge pressure from Stuart Maloney in the double-points final to win back-to-back SR3 Cup titles. Despite finishing only third and fourth in the last two races, Barry Gale did enough to […]

JAMAICA – Scores of Jamaican children bearing the scars of brutal beatings

KINGSTON – The cruel and inhumane treatment meted out to some of Jamaica’s children was brought into sharp focus recently when a video went viral of a St Thomas mother beating her child with a machete. But a Sunday Gleaner probe into the dark side of parenting in Jamaica has revealed that the action of […]

THE BAHAMAS – Girl dies after fall on cruise ship

NASSAU – An eight-year-old Bahamian girl has died after falling from an interior balcony on a Carnival cruise ship docked at the port of Miami. Investigators said the girl, whom The Tribune understands is Zion Smith, was on the deck of the Carnival Glory’s interior atrium, located two floors above the lobby, when she fell […]

Christ Church man confesses to stealing cassavas

A 37-year-old Christ Church man has been slapped with a $1000 fine for stealing 80 pounds of cassava. Roland Romel Layne, of #2 Edey Village, appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court today charged with the crop theft as well as two counts of assault. He pleaded guilty to the theft charges […]

Missing children found

  Police report that 13-year-old Rianna Daniesha Toppin,  13-year-old  Mercedes Disire Bibby  and two-year-old Caleb Joshua Toppin, all of #7 Chapel Land, St. Philip, who were reported missing yesterday have been traced and are safe.

Bascom found

  Police report that Guyanese Kevin Bascom, 49 years, of Nicholls Road, Seaview, St. James, who was reported missing yesterday has been traced and is safe. The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance.

Flood warning discontinued

Local met officials have lifted the flood advisory issued for Barbados. In a brief statement issued at 9 p.m. Sunday, the Barbados Meteorological Services said “an extensive cloud-mass remains well entrenched across the Lesser Antilles. “However, radar imagery shows a general reduction in showers in the immediate vicinity of Barbados. Thus, the flood warning for […]