Plas Kassav destroyed by fire

Plas Kassav, the well known bakery shop in Anse La Verdure, Canaries, has been destroyed by fire.

Manager, Dahliah Henry, told the Times that the fire started at around 4:00 this morning.

“We just all stood up outside of the business and watched it burning down. We were scared for the house because the business is right next to the house,” Henry told the Times.

She said no one has any idea as to how the fire started.

Henry told the Times that she was the last one to leave the business place after carrying out routine checks.

She disclosed that the Plas Kassav, which is very popular with tourists, has been in existence for over twenty years.

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Former building – Plas Kassav

“That is where we get our bread at the end of the day – to provide work for our employees. Right now our employees have to suffer,” Henry lamented.

She observed that deliveries of cassava bread were supposed to have been made today but supermarkets have to be told about the tragedy.

Asked how the family that owns the business will move forward, Henry told the Times:

“God is good. At the end of the day God is going to put it back up. I believe that God is going to raise it up for us.”

She said the business was insured.



  1. Sad-But-True
    March 1, 2017 at 8:07 am


    1. Say it true
      March 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

      You deserve commendation my girl. You added something positive. We will miss them untill they are back.

  2. Real sad
    March 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Really unfortunate I really loved this place , family please know that all is not lost, thankfully the business is insured hope y’all will be back soon.

  3. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Plan to stop there Saturday. Oh no !!!!!God will get you a better business . All the best

  4. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Hope the insurance pays enough and they rebuild it fast.
    We encourage the family to tebuild the place that serves the whole nation and outside.
    God bless.

  5. lily
    March 1, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Oh no! I love this place. Always stop there for cassava when driving down the coast. I do hope they recover soon .

  6. Vincent
    March 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Oh my still can’t believe it that’s one of my favorite spot on a round d island. God will raise u up from the ashes hold on strong n keep ur head up my sister.

  7. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Certainly a place to stop when I visit. God is good this is just a set back for a great and better come back. My heart goes out to the family!

  8. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Never been there. But when one door is close another one opens up. Just believe God is in control.

  9. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

    round d island will never be the same 🙁

  10. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Where there is life there is hope.
    Keep trusting in God he will see the family through this.
    Very industrious family.

  11. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Sorry to hear this, Godnis good, help is on the way

  12. J R Lee
    March 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    what a pity.

  13. Anonymous
    March 1, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    You will rise from the ashes. Bigger and better. Never lose hope with God all things are possible.

  14. Rhikkie Alexander
    March 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

    So sad to see that beautiful place gone. I had such fond memories taking visitors there along my many Ecotourism tours. The owners are wonderful people and I have every confidence that they will rise from this tragedy. Stay blessed and focus, God bless.

  15. tourist
    March 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    We stopped there on my past two visits to St. Lucia. It was a great little place. Too bad there will now be people out of work. Hope it’s back up and running before my next visit.

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