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Fire at Pryce's constituency office may have been work of arsonists - fire department

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 10:16 PM
Raymond Pryce has been facing opposition in the constituency from a group of PNP supporters who campaigned against his efforts to remain the party's representative for the next general elections.

The Santa Cruz Fire Station in St Elizabeth says an early morning fire that damaged sections of member of parliament Raymond Pryce's North East St Elizabeth constituency office may have been the work of arsonists. 

Senior deputy superintendent at the station, Conroy Ghans, says the fire started in a restroom on the building and left about a million dollars worth of damage. 

He says the fire station responded to a call about two o'clock this morning and later confined the blaze to the restroom although smoke damaged other areas in the building. 

 

Senior deputy superintendent in charge of the Santa Cruz Fire Station, Conroy Ghans

Meanwhile, speaking on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106FM this morning the member of parliament said he believes that the fire was an attack on the constituency. 

 

MP for North East St Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce

Pryce has been facing opposition in the constituency from a group of PNP supporters who campaigned against his efforts to remain the party's representative for the next general elections. 

After months of protests, infighting and threatened court battles involving his supporters and those of his opponent, Pryce pulled out of the race. 

Businessman Evon Redman is set to represent the PNP in North East St Elizabeth.