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Opposition requests cost of the Brian Lara stadium’s opening ceremony

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Princes Town MP Barry Padarath is today calling on Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Darryl Smith to reveal the cost of the opening ceremony of the Brian Lara Stadium on May 12th 2017.

A release issued by the Princess Town MP revealed that officials from UDECOTT recently appeared on a morning talk show and indicated that it was in the vicinity of two to three million dollars.

The MP made the call for the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs to put into the public domain the actual figure of expenditure associated with the opening ceremony, inclusive of fees to regional and international players, their accommodation, airfare and entertainment for the event.

In a recent interview the communications unit of SPORTT indicated that at least half of the capacity of the facility was not filled on the day of the opening ceremony.

Mr. Padarath said he therefore felt that it was important for the nation to know how government was spending their tax dollars during harsh economic times and amidst allegations of waste, mismanagement and corruption by government officials.

 

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