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St Vincent fire destroys government building materials and records
Published on January 8, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Fire broke out at 1 am on Thursday at the government building materials yard at Arnos Vale in St Vincent, destroying the site and offices, along with records of those local residents that had received donations of such materials from government stocks prior to the general election last month.

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Some local observers have noted that the records in question may have been required as evidence in an upcoming court case brought by the opposition alleging election fraud.

The latest fire follows similar incidents at buildings in Kingstown that reportedly contained National Commercial Bank (NCB) financial records and passport records, both of which have been a matter of continuing controversy.

In another earlier incident, a filing cabinet in the prime minister’s office was also burnt, with important records, some of which were the latest population census. An electric fan reportedly set the fire in the filing cabinet.

Stored close to this yard are the two Argyle airport fire engines that could have quickly put out Thursday’s fire, but only one was used. They were both put into service when Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves flew into Argyle airport last month but one remained under lock and key as the Arnos Vale facility burnt. During the earlier Kingstown fire neither was used.
 
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Comments:

Vinciman:

Contributor, were you an “I Witness” to the accounts that you’re reporting on? Please inform; or maybe you’re just hoping to start another fire with your, the fire “destroying the site and offices, along with records …“Some local observers have noted that the records in question may have been required as evidence in an upcoming court case brought by the opposition alleging election fraud”.

Stop writing rubbish and calling it NEWS! Stop falsifying facts! Stop with your lies!

Accordingly, the Arnos-Vale storage compound is “a storage facility for building material and hardware supplies for the Government”, and the fire in question affected ONLY the buildings that stores construction material (Lumber). No records of any sort are stored there!

Here is a link of interest for truth seekers.

http://www.nbcsvg.com/2016/01/07/fire-fighters-continuing-battle-blaze-public-works-compound-arnos-vale/

Island Watcher:

Hey just like in Nevis. Tribal mentality still alive and well.


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