St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris visited the headquarters of the Explorers Youth Club in Phillip’s village, where classes for students of the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School are now being conducted on Tuesday- March 22, 2022.
Prime Minister Harris met with the staff and students of the Primary School at the Temporary location of the Headquarter of Youth Club. The staff and students of the school were displaced after a fire ravaged the school buildings on Friday (March 18) evening.
The students of the schools were displaced in order to continue their studies so that students couldn’t suffer from the fire incident.
In his visit, Prime Minister also visited the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School to analyse the situation. He witnessed and examined the entire fire situation and the extent of the damage caused by the fire to the school compound.
As per the reports, Dr Harris then saw firsthand the extent of the damage caused by Friday’s fire at the school compound.
Prime Minister Timothy Harris give assurance of recovery of the Primary school to the teachers, students and the school staff. He assured teachers and students of his Government’s commitment to restoring the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School in the shortest possible time.
Earlier, on Sunday, March 20, 2022, PM Harris expressed his deep concern over the incident. He noted, “I am deeply saddened to hear that the fire at Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School was no accident but rather started maliciously”.
Moreover, he also urged people to provide any information about the incident. PM Harris stated that everyone who has information that may help the police with their enquiries to step forward now. Our country’s motto urges us to place #Country Above Self Let’s do just that and put our children’s interests first by bringing to task the culprits, who have harmed them through their actions.
Further, The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is offering a reward in the sum of EC$35,000 for information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the fire at the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School.