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KSAMC Minority Caucus Regrets Fire at Redemption Arcade

KSAMC Minority Caucus Regrets Fire at Redemption Arcade

Kingston, Jamaica, June 13, 2017: It is with deep regret that the Minority Caucus at the KMAC learnt of the fire that has devastated the Redemption Arcade early this morning. We are mindful that so many of the vendors who operate in the arcade would have just completed their shopping of wares to meet the graduation season demand.

Most of them have lost everything and will find it extremely difficult to start anew without assistance from the state. We call on the leadership at the KSAMC to meet with the vendors immediately to determine how they can be helped at this time.

We await the official report on the cause of the fire, but we are conscious that the Redemption Arcade was identified to be a model Arcade. We deem it important, therefore, to understand the causes, so that steps can be taken to mitigate the future risks.