By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERE, St.Kitts (Monday 27th November, 2017) – Opposition Parliamentarian for East Basseterre Hon. Konris Maynard has informed via statement today (Monday) that his West Basseterre Constituency office has been destroyed by an early morning fire.

“At about 2:00am on Monday 27 November 2017, through the vigilance of surrounding neighbours, I was alerted of a fire at the eastern side of the West Basseterre Constituency Office. The Fire & Rescue Department attended the fire just after 2:00am and quickly brought the fire under control,” he disclosed.

Maynard went on to say that from an initial assessment, the eastern side of the Constituency Office, where the meeting hall is located, has suffered a significant amount of fire damage.

“Contents in that area have also been significantly damaged. The office section of the constituency office building has escaped any major damage and should be usable in the upcoming days for continued meetings with my Constituents,” he added.

The young parliamentarian of the opposition St.Kitts-Nevis Labour Party told that the police have indicated that an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing and a report will be made known as soon as is possible.

Maynard has expressed gratitude that there were no injuries and that the flames were controlled sparing further damage to the property.

“Thanks be to God that there were no injuries to anyone. I would like to thank the surrounding neighbours for their vigilance in alerting the Fire Department and myself of the fire thus averting what could have been the total destruction of the constituency office building. I would also like to thank the Fire and Rescue Department for their quick response that led to the control of the flames in a very short period of time.”

A section of the inside damage.
A section of the outside damage .

 

The West Basseterre parliamentary representative said work will be done so that the meeting hall can be used as soon as possible.

“Constituents can be assured that everything will be done so that the use of the meeting hall of the building can resume as soon as possible. Again, I say a big thanks to all and we look forward to restoring the Constituency Office to full use in the shortest possible time.”