Parliamentary Representative for Soufriere Harold Dalsan is calling for unity to rebuild a section of the town that was destroyed by fire earlier this week.
Dalson, who was out of state at the time of the fire, said when he returns to St. Lucia he will work with the residents to quickly bring back normalcy to the business district.
In a Facebook post on Friday, hours after the fire destroyed several commercial buildings and left at least one man homeless, Dalson said: “Thank God for his divine intervention. Our firemen and first responders, all those assisted, LUCELEC and WASCO MUST also be commended. I want to commit government’s support for the victims as they try to recover.
“It’s not the time for bickering as to who should do what and how. It’s the time for the consolidation of our collective time and efforts to restore the lives of those who were affected. From the ashes we shall rise. We have done it before and we’ll do it again.”
Dalsan is also the Minister for Social Transformation, Local Government and Community Empowerment.
Reports are that six buildings were completely destroyed and five partially affected following a massive fire in Soufriere town on Thursday around midnight.
Authorities believe the fire may have started in Ultra Mart, in front of the Soufriere Square, which quickly spread to other buildings in the commercial district.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
No injuries were reported.