June 11, 2019
The Senior Management team of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) was alerted on Thursday evening, at approximately 10.30pm, to a fire in the upper floors of the Levy Building, East Bay Street, where the Institute’s Distribution Centre operates from.
The fire department had earlier been alerted and responded immediately with four fire trucks to the scene. The blaze was quickly contained and subsquently extinguished.
There was no damage to the Distribution Center which occupies the ground floor of the building, and as a result, the sale of fresh produce will continue as usual.
The staff and management of BAMSI would like to thank the Royal Bahamas Police Fire Services for their highly professional service, given their quick response in containing and extinguishing the fire.
Earlier this year, BAMSI began the process of finding a new builiding to house the Distribution Centre to better showcase Bahamian produce and provide increased parking space for customers.
The Institute hopes to make an annoucement shortly concerning its relocation efforts.