UPDATE: Major setback for St. Joseph carnival

Carnival in St. Joseph suffered a major setback early this morning when a fire destroyed a house where costumes for the event were being built and stored.

PRO for the fire department, Wayne Letang, said the fire began around 1:45 on Friday morning.

He said an adjoining house was also destroyed in the blaze and three other houses in close proximity were affected.

Kelvar Darroux, Parliamentary Representative for the area, told DNO between 15 to 20 costumes for a young people’s sensay group were consumed by the fire. He said the costumes were constructed just in time for the opening of Carnival in the community scheduled for Saturday, January 26.

Darroux pointed out that costumes for other groups were not stored in the house and they remain unaffected. He said although nothing can be done to replace the destroyed costumes for the opening parade of carnival on Saturday, the event will go on.

According to Letang the St. Joseph fire station first responded to the blaze and further assistance came from Brigade Headquarters in Roseau.

An elderly woman had to be evacuated from one of the houses that was destroyed in the fire but no one was injured.

The cause of the fire remains unknown but Letang said investigations continue.

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  1. lee
    January 26, 2013

    ah man people really work on those houses :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

  2. January 25, 2013

    people of st joe, stop n think,remember what happen to your village with the rain some time ago,take time to think please take time to think something mabe bigger is coming so think if u all continue to harden your heart,turn to the lord n think.

    • Senjoe
      January 26, 2013

      Veer ou lar ,,

  3. virgin islander
    January 25, 2013

    jesus is coming soon stop the sensay

  4. cece
    January 25, 2013

    :) :?: Hmmmm…that no one was hurt… Thank God

    January 25, 2013


  6. Twain
    January 25, 2013

    WHY do some of us have such negative attitude. Wait to hear the outcome of this incident. it is sad to here after working so had on costumes for this festival something like that happened.

  7. michy
    January 25, 2013

    let the Lord be praised too much reveling 1forGod.

    • B.E.B
      January 25, 2013

      All u against the sensay so your religious group set fire to the building

      • January 25, 2013

        berly stop that finger pointing you have to work 24:00–08:00hrs tonightyou alone on the guard desk.

    • diamond girl
      January 25, 2013

      i hope you giving for god too! fool!

  8. Anonymous
    January 25, 2013

    Boys start building again, you all have time for the 2 days

  9. Anonymous
    January 25, 2013

    i hope that wont setback the carnival

  10. Reader
    January 25, 2013

    :cry: :cry: So sad. The guys works for months and months on their costumes. That’s just so sad.

  11. wat
    January 25, 2013

    awwwwwwwww….i hope things can go back as planned….;(

  12. Pathetic
    January 25, 2013

    this one sounds fishy to me.I hope that this was not a case of sabotage since this seems to be the order of the day lately.

    Hope that they can recover from this most unfortunate incident.

    • yea
      January 25, 2013

      sabotage is the order of the day? where you get that?

      You people just run your mouths, saying whatever the heck pops into your heads.

      • Joe
        January 25, 2013

        @Yea i was thinking the same thing….

        Thenn they complain and say the PM is a Dictator!!!

      • Peeping Tom
        January 25, 2013

        Well-said, yea!

  13. G
    January 25, 2013

    No no no I do not beleive that.

  14. u know it
    January 25, 2013

    Yes we boy sensay village senjoe. Hmmmm well allu will have to run totonee no sensay tootoonee mas lol

  15. fil
    January 25, 2013

    Sorry to hear what happened I hope is no arson.
    St. Joseph it’s sad after working hard on the costumes thing happens don’t let this kill your carnival spirit.

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