Government plans to spend 96 million dollars on Carnival 2012.

Arts and Multiculturalism Minister, Winston Gypsy Peters, revealed this at the weekly post cabinet news briefing held at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s this afternoon.

Minister Peters believes the money spent will bring benefits to the country and contribute to the Gross Domestic Product.

Mr Peters also indicated Caribbean Airlines has given a projection of over two hundred thousand visitors coming into the country via the carrier for the Carnival season.