PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School 

A fire ravaged Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School on Saturday, March 19, 2022. However, the fire incident has reported no causality but caused huge destruction in the campus. 

 PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School 
 PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School 

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris paid huge concern over the fire that engulfed Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School and stated that it maliciously started in St Kitts and Nevis. PM Harris expressed deep sadness over the fire incident and also assured the school authorities and students a full recovery on Monday, March 21, 2022. 

A fire ravaged Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School on Saturday, March 19, 2022. However, the fire incident has reported no causality but caused huge destruction in the campus. 

 PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School 
PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School

While expressing deep sadness, PM Harris noted, “I am deeply saddened to hear that the fire at Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School was no accident but rather started maliciously”. 

After assuring of no loss to children’s education, PM harris stated that the children’s education will now be affected. Those children will also be sad to know that persons who should play a role in protecting and upholding their lives chose instead to destroy their place of learning.

“I urged 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,” underscored prime minister.

 Nevis Police Force Police have informed that the fire at the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School was carried out and the search for the perpetrator(s) is underway.

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.

The Rescue Services Department and the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire in Tabernacle responded to a report of a fire at the school just before 10 p.m. When the Fire Officers arrived at the school they met several classrooms engulfed in flames. The classrooms from kindergarten to grade five and their contents were completely destroyed.

 PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School 
PM Harris expresses deep concern over fire engulfs Primary School

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Commissioner of Police Hilroy Brandy visited the scene in Molineaux and expressed his disgust with the matter.

“My visit to the school left me in more shock and dismay than I could imagine. The images I saw before were disheartening, but actually seeing the school was even more difficult. Regardless of the motive, this malicious offence has adversely affected scores of our nation’s youths who deserve to learn in a comfortable environment. We are working on this matter seriously and will need all the help we can get to solve the case,” Commissioner Brandy said.