On behalf of the Plaisance fire victims and myself, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends of the late Mr James Johnson who perished in a fire on Mashramani Day, February 23, 2018, that started at the old Abiola Hotel located at Lot 41 Victoria Road, Plaisance. It then destroyed three other buildings and left approximately forty persons homeless, counting their losses in millions of dollars.
As many of you know, our peaceful lives were turned upside down after we lost the late Mr James Johnson, as well as our homes and apartments to a massive fire. It has been a difficult time but we are all thankful that we have life and the heavenly father will bless us and show us the way to achieve more than we lost on Mashramani Day.
We have truly been blessed with an outpouring of help and support from the churches, government agencies, Regional Democratic Council, Region Four, Chairman and Councillors of the Industry/Plaisance Neighbourhood Democratic Council, non-governmental organizations like Food for the Poor (Guyana) Inc, and others, as well as families, friends and people we don’t know who have rushed to our aid with love, prayers, caring, supportive words and generous financial assistance to the point where we feel almost overwhelmed.
Words cannot express our gratitude to each and everyone mentioned. We are blessed to have so many people who care for us and those who have done their jobs so well.
Our hearts are full of love, respect and thankfulness to all.
Rayvonne P Bourne
Plaisance Fire Victim