Opposition leader, Philip J. Pierre has said that he is saddened by last week’s fire in downtown Castries and has expressed the hope that he recovery will be as quick as possible.
He made the comments in a post on the official Facebook page of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on Friday.
” I am saddened by the heavy damage to property and the setback to jobs and business resulting from the devastating fire in the iconic Adjodha Building on Thursday, November 21, 2019,” the SLP leader said.
“I am also very appreciative and respectful of the heroic efforts of the members of the St Lucia Fire Service in fighting the fire and containing its spread with the resources we all can agree are inadequate for firefighting in a congested, bustling city,” Pierre stated.
“As we all know, Castries, especially the city centre, has had its fair share of destructive fires – 1927 and 1948 being catastrophic years in that regard. The memory of these events must continue to shape our perspectives about fire safety in Castries, and the entire island for that matter,” the Castries East MP said.
On behalf of the St Lucia Labur Party and the parliamentary opposition, Pierre expressed his regrets to the Adjodha Family, tenants and employees for the loss and disruptions caused by the fire.
“I remain hopeful that the recovery will be as quick as possible,” Pierre said.