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Guyana: Arson suspected in fire at Midtown restaurant

A fire, suspected to be an act of arson, last night destroyed a section of the Midtown hotel, restaurant and bar located at Middle Street, Georgetown.

Stabroek News understands that the fire started around 6pm at Lot 176 Middle Street, Georgetown. The building is owned by former Government Minister Cathy Hughes and her husband, attorney Nigel Hughes. It previously housed the Sidewalk Café.

At the time of the fire, no one was reportedly inside the building. Four rooms and parts of the ceiling were destroyed.

Midtown was operated by businessman Larry Singh.

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