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Was evidence burnt Thursday night when at 1 a.m. a fire broke out at the yard that held the government building materials?
The government building materials yard at Arnos Vale and its offices went up in smoke Thursday night and perhaps along with all the records of who received building materials from government stocks, some say as bribes to vote for the Unity Labour Party.
The site is totally destroyed just like the buildings in Kingstown that we later came to learn contained passport and other records.
Also to remember was when important records also burnt at the Financial Complex, they said an electric fan caused the fire.
Some of you may remember when I wrote about fires in the Caribbean. Those of you that did not read them here are some of those articles by me and others by iWitness News.
Stored close to this yard are the two Argyle airport fire engines that should have been able put out this fire in about 20 minutes, but only one was used.
They were both used when Gonsalves flew into Argyle airport but one remained under lock and key as Arnos Vale burnt. During the Kingstown fire last year, neither attended.
Were the records destroyed at the yard required for an upcoming court matter brought by the NDP regarding election fraud?
At those premises during the night is an armed police guard with a big automatic assault rifle and other security guards. I doubt that someone broke in and set this fire, I also doubt it may have been set by a vagrant. Where it started was too far from the road for a Molotov cocktail to be thrown. Perhaps an electrical fault, or the guards having a cook up, or a careless cigarette end, or what?
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