Sagicor Bank, New Kgn Closed to Determine Cause of Fire


A fire on the roof of the Sagicor Bank in New Kingston prompted the evacuation of staff this morning.

It’s understood that a generator which caught fire prompted the pre-cautionary evacuation exercise.

Smoke could be seen coming from the building sometime after 9:00 this morning.

Sources at Sagicor say the small blaze was quickly brought under control.

There are no reports at this hour of anyone being hurt.

Meanwhile…Vice President of Group Marketing, Ingrid Card, says the smoke has since subsided.

She says the building will remain closed until an investigation into the cause of the smoke is complete.

Ms. Card says clients are being redirected to the Half Way Tree and Hope Road branches.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.