Government has rejected claims that a fire at King’s Wharf in San Fernando on Monday night was an attempt to move squatters in order to develop the city’s waterfront.
The fire saw eleven shacks used by fisher folk destroyed, but luckily no one was injured.
Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis says it is utterly irresponsible and preposterous for anyone to insinuate this was intentionally done.
The Minister says one of the key projects is an upgrade of the fishing facilities to that of a leading world status.
They are also planning to develop a fishing facility at Hatter’s Beach in San Fernando.
Meanwhile, authorities are looking into the fire, which has not yet been confirmed as arson.