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Childrens Home in Kingston Burned> Sad Indeed

By trinifem2 • March 9, 2010 • Filed in: Crime in Jamaica

Mustard Seed home one of the many Childrens’ homes in Jamaica was razed last night. I am uncertain about the reasonsĀ  behind the recent increase in fires, but this one has been most troubling for me.

The Kingston area has been experiencing a severe drought, yet many individuals continue to “burn rubbish ” which means the burning of garbage in ones backyard or open lot. Who really knows!!!

Read on

Patrick Foster
Jamaican Observer

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FIRE last night gutted the Mustard Seed Communities’ children’s home at 1e North Street in Kingston, leaving at least two children hospitalized.
This motor vehicle leaves the Mustard Seed Communities’ children’s home on North Street with children affected by last night’s fire at the facility. (Photo: Karl McLarty)

The cause of the blaze was unknown.

Last night, as firemen from the York Park Fire Station carried out cooling down operations, Assistant Superintendent Basil Richards said that the building was still being checked to ascertain if anyone was left inside.

Unconfirmed reports were that 30 children and two caregivers were in the two- storey wooden building when the blaze started.

“I am not certain how it happened, I just got a call that it was on fire,” Father Gregory Ramkissoon, founder and executive director of the Mustard Seed Communities, told the Observer. “The entire building is gone.”

 

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