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One Man of Degazon Gros Islet has been arrested and charged with Arson following investigations into a major fire that destroyed several businesses in Rodney Bay.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 40 year old, Peter Merius was officially charged for the offence

He faces five counts of damage and one count of arson, in connection with the January 26th inferno.

On Thursday, February 04, 2016 he made an appearance before the first district court where he was granted bail in the sum of EC$ 50,000.00, suitable surety or land document on the charge of arson and EC$5,000.00, suitable surety or land document on each charge of damage.

He was also ordered to surrender all travel documents and to report to the Gros-Islet Police Station every Wednesday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The case has been adjourned to March 16th.
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