I don’t generally do news on the weekend (I try to stay off the grid), but I couldn’t resist when I saw the front page of today’s Express:
And then I read this quote by Derek Chin, the big boss of MovieTowne:
“We don’t know (what was the reason for) the attack. We don’t know if there is some network (involved). Prevention is better than cure and we have put things in place. MovieTowne is not taking any chances. There will be police officers and a few patrol cars here. We are monitoring it” [Emphasis mine]
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for being safe rather than sorry, but - leaving aside the fact that the police have expressed confidence that the shooter acted alone and the fact that (with the exception of the coup) mass casualty events aren’t really the M.O. of Trini criminals - it sounds like epic ass-covering to me.
Which is fine, really, because that does actually happen to be the Trini way.
It’s just that it seems quite irresponsible to insinuate that there might have been some kind of (terrorist, I presume) network involved and pretty egotistical to think that, with all the premieres scheduled worldwide, the place these imaginary terrorists are going to want to strike next - to get the most effect - is T&T.