Statement from the leader of the NDP on the attempted firebombing of the party headquarters.
The New Democratic Party is abhorred at what appears to be an attempt at arson at our headquarters sometime between late Monday and early Tuesday morning.
Our staff discovered broken fragments of glass as well as burnt out bottle tops from what appears to be vanilla essence bottles.
From the appearances, attempts were made at starting a fire at three different doorways.
On discovery of the worrying evidence, the executive members of the party were immediately notified as well as the police.
The police came and are now conducting their investigations. We await the conduct of these investigations, and a speedy, efficient and professional conclusion that will lead to arrest(s) in this matter.
At the moment, we make no broad assumptions as to who may want to have our headquarters burnt down.
However we note that the apparent attempt at arson follows a recent history of mysterious fires within the city and surrounding areas – and the fact there has been no significant breakthroughs in any of them.
It might be significant or mere coincidental that the attempt apparently took place hours after a court ruling in the elections petitions case, and our declaration to move forward with the challenge to the results.
During public comments Tuesday, our leader Arnhim Eustace made reference to newly discovered information that could significantly affect the case; and that the party preparing documentation in that regard.
In this era of heightened political tension, we call on all of our friends and supporters to be eternally vigilant.