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Investigations into the fire at Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary at an advanced stage


by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Two months ago, on March 18, the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School in Molineux was set on fire.

The authorities concluded the incident as arson; the fire was deliberately set.

In an effort to get an update on the investigations thus far, WINN reached out to the authorities on whether there was any person of interest.

The authorities indicated that “The investigation into the fire at the Joshua Obadiah Primary School is at an advanced stage, and input is being sought from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution on the case file.”

Concerning the cause of ignition being determined (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.)?

“As for the cause of the fire, investigators have ruled that the fire was not accidental and that an accelerant was used; however, the intensity of the fire has not allowed them to determine what it was.”

After the fire, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force offered a EC$35,000 reward for any information that would lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of whoever was responsible for the fire.

With the ongoing investigation, will the reward for information on the case be raised over time?

The Public Relations Officier shared that “At this stage, the High Command cannot say if the reward will be increased over time. As stated in the initial release about the reward, it will be given to the person(s) who provide information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the fire.”

The students have since been receiving instruction at the Explorers Youth Clubs headquarters in Phillips Village.


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