Caribbean Fire News - January 2015

By Caribbean Fire Chiefs | Caribbean Fire Service Monthly News Update.

Already $150 million loss due to cane fires - Minister Kellier

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier is expressing alarm at the reports of fires in the sugar cane growing areas of …

CAFC Profile - CFO Khama Coalbrooke

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Firemen, cops cold on Carnival

Carnival events this weekend and in the near future may be in jeopardy.<p>This scenario loomed yesterday as officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Police …

Explosion at Mexico Children’s Hospital

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Smoke prevents morning classes at Alexandra

Alexandra School (FP)<p>CLASSES DID NOT get started at the Alexandra School this morning after smoke from a nearby rubbish fire enveloped most of the …

GRA rebuilds burnt-out Linden office

The new GRA building in Linden.<p>A delegation from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters in Georgetown visited Linden on Wednesday for a tour …

UPDATED: Man dies in La Clery house fire

A 59-year-old man died after a fire broke out in his La Clery house this afternoon, fire officials confirmed.<p>Benoit Frederick who was reportedly the …

'Everything bun up'

AT least nine people were left homeless yesterday when fire destroyed five board houses and a shop in a section of Arnett Gardens known as Hopeful …

Suspect in Marcia's murder under suicide watch

marica<p>Richard Charan<p>THE man suspected to be involved in the killing of respected television journalist and social activist Marcia Henville, is being …

US Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard has repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic, following an “at-sea migrant …

Fire destroys Christianburg landmark

A house at Lot One Matthews Lane, Christianburg went up in flames last evening while the owner, Ashanti Sumner, was at work. The fire reportedly …

Kamla "shocked" at death of talk show host following early morning fire

More share buttons<p>Share with your friends<p>Submit<p>Share on Pinterest<p>Marcia Henville (Credit: Facebook)<p><b>PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sunday January 25, 2015,</b> …

Roofing expert dies on the job

John Edwards (wearing T-shirt), who escaped injury, talking to businessman Ralph “Bizzy” Williams (fourth left) and others in Webster’s Industrial …

Burnt body found in search for missing Toco man

THE BURNT body of a man was found yesterday in a forested area of Toco during the search for missing 22-year-old Cumana resident Junior Dass.<p>Dass, of …

Ambulance crashes

An ambulance (SLG 44) attached to the St. Lucia Fire and Emergency Services ran off the road between Canaries and Soufriere this afternoon at about …

Suspected electrocution in Wildey

Police and fire officials are on the scene in Wildey where this man is suspected to have been electrocuted. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock)<p>A SUSPECTED …

Fire destroys East Canje business

Elderly man killed in road accident

Added by Dawne Parris on January 21, 2015.<br>Saved under Local News<p>A 76-year-old man was killed today when the car he was driving collided with another …

Kiwanis want fewer houses destroyed by fire

THE NUMBER 100 will be key for the Kiwanis Club of Barbados Central Club this year.<p>In recognition of the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International, …

Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Members of the Barbados Fire Service and their spouses are invited to attend the Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony hosted by the Barbados Fire …

Retired Fire Officers Hold Elections

The Barbados Association of Retired Fire Officers (BARFO) recently held its Election of Officers at the Harold Nurse Community Centre in Friendship, …

Mystery fire razes Pouderoyen mechanic’s home, workshop

<i>– fire service, public spirited citizens save neighboring building</i><p>A 61-one year old mechanic lost his home and his motorcycle repair shop after a …

House Sustains Major Damage In Fire

January 19, 2015<p>[Updated] At approximately 1:05am this morning [Jan 19], the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a two-storey …

CableVision Presents 'Salute To Service' Awards

January 18, 2015<p>Four organisations that protect and serve the Island were recognised last night [Jan 17] with Bermuda CableVision Community Service …

Firefighters control blaze at Durban Street boutique

A fire at the Fabulous Plus Size Boutique at Lot A of H Durban Street, Georgetown, was brought under control last evening by firefighters who arrived …

Increase in ambulance calls fire department reports

Dupuis revealed the statistics on Wednesday<p>Chief Fire Officer, Josiah Dupuis, has said that there was an increased demand for the ambulance services …

UPDATED: Businesswoman and grandsons among four dead in Bexon Highway accident

Victims of Wednesday’s tragic vehicular accident on the Bexon Highway: Sarah Antoine (right) with Arthur, who was the driver, and Antoine’s grandson, …