“A sad day for Chaguanas.”
That’s how Chaguanas Mayor Faaiq Mohammed described the closure of Movietowne’s Chaguanas branch.
The company founder, Derek Chin, made the announcement on Sunday, citing the Covid-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of the economy and issues with the landlord. However, he said the other branches would reopen once the restrictions are lifted.
Mohammed said, “We lost a good source of entertainment for families and friends. It’s troubling to see businesses close knowing many will be unemployed as a result.
He said: “It is disheartening that I heard this news and we will have to examine other areas to ensure the sustainability of other business within the borough.”