Fire Chief and Assistant Commissioner of Police Elvis Weaver has tendered his resignation to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda after having recently been offered another contract.
REAL News has received information that Weaver will serve his last day as head of the Fire Department next Tuesday, March 22, while inside sources allege that he will continue to work with the Administration as a consultant to the Minister of Public Safety.
The names of two suitable veteran officers were shared with our Newsroom, with one suggested as Weaver’s likely successor, since the other contender is too near his 60th birthday.
Weaver was expected to proceed on retirement this month, having served about 42 years in the Force. However, in February, the authorities asked that he serve another two years as Fire Chief – which marked the second time his contract was being extended.
That extension prompted some pushback from colleagues, who felt that Weaver staying on was a barrier to the upward mobility of younger officers.
His departure reportedly will clear the way for seven officers to be elevated in rank – from corporal to assistant commissioner – the sources say.
It is unclear what prompted Chief Weaver’s decision; but some persons are speculating that the pressures of the job – including the lack of tools to properly function and the public criticism of the handling of several recent fires – forced his hand.
The Fire Department is being blamed for the loss of four houses that burned to the ground in The Point last Thursday night, March 10.
Persons allege that the fire tender – called in from the All Saints Station – arrived on the scene without water. But this was strongly refuted by Weaver, although he admitted that the responding truck was equipped to carry only 400 gallons. (REAL NEWS)
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Oh well in the mean time the public should be aware that the Fire Truck at All Saints Fire Station is now at the St. John’s Fire Station so if any major fires occurs in the St. George’s, St. Paul’s, St. Peter’s, St. Philip’s and
St. Mary’s parishes St. John’s Fire will now have to respond. So imagine if a House Fire happens in St.John’s and another in St. Paul’s somebody go have to suck Sallllllll. Smh
Those folks whose homes were destroyed in that fire last week. They should seek Legal Advice and form a class action suit against the Fire Dept., APUA,Ministry of Public Safety and Ministry of Finance. Persons in positions of leaderships need to be held accountable at all times.
“The Fire Department is being blamed for the loss of four houses…”
NO it is NOT. are u too lub ugly
If Weaver could not deal with the rank and file of the Fire Department how he is going to advise the Minister..give me five advils.
Weaver suppose to go Kong time, he is no use all he wants to do is toi victamise and punish his juniors. KARMA is real people so do good. Let him take the Station building with him. I wonder what some inside will do now the tamberine will be cut down. You bitch, take thst. Good rridance to bad rubish..
“KARMA” is ready and waiting for your and your BADMINDED ways!
Best wishes Elvis you have served your country well and made your family proud….!!
All the best to you Mr. Weaver
Thank you for serving our beloved nation. God bless you 🙏🏿 🇦🇬
All the best in your future endeavors
Thanks you Mr. Weaver for your service and you have done well. Goi v back to 2003 when I first attended Inspectors and Officers meeting I have always appreciated how you advocat on behalf of the Fire Department even though tou qwee not i charge. May I remind those who are wishing the worst of life that you were peomoted to ASP long before the last two fire chiefs who preceeded you and yet you weee bypass where they, they to have their day coming. What is been done now in respect of equipment should have bewn done a long time ago. I trust there were some input as what type of fire tender is best suited for us. As you journey into the sunset may you find brighter light as continue westward. Those who are hiding u der alias should be ashame of themselves.
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