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The Folk Research Centre, located on Calvary Road, Castries, was destroyed by fire, according to official reports.
Emergency officials received the report at 10:19 p.m. Sunday, March 25 and units from Gros Islet and Castries were dispatched.
The building was found partially engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and despite their efforts the building was completely destroyed.
There were no report of loss of life or injuries.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The Folk Research Centre was established in 1973 as repository for cultural heritage, a vehicle for research, study, recording and promulgating Saint Lucia’s rich heritage.
It houses an extensive library of publications, audio visual recordings and photographs and is the major study centre for work carried out into Saint Lucia’s folk culture by both nationals and visiting researchers and students.
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