Marlon RadioPolice jumped the gun Wednesday on the Internet and, without checking the facts, reported as fact that the T&T would have to pay BAE more than TT$1 billion. It turns out he was wrong ... so he posted an apology on the Internet, which is reproduced below exactly as it was seen on Facebook:
I wish to take this opportunity to appologise to the AG. On hearing of the BAE settlement I ran with it on the suumption that it is T&T who will have to fork out 1.1 B in settlement.
"well I must admit that I just ran with the story as reported, that a settlement has been reached and I concluded that we would have to pay based on what has been reported before and mostly what has been said right here on FB.
Now, this is a great opportunity to remind folks of how extremly important it is to ensure that we have all the facts when posting stories and making comments. Something I have tried to do very often, even as I am labelled appologist, accused of drinking cool aid etc.
See how easy it is to influence opinions, to cause persons to form conclusions? I can't stress enough that we must rise above our daily rants, seasoned with nonsense, fueled by speculations and based purely on politics, party politics" Marlon RadioPolice