NCC requests additional $73 million for Carnival 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 14:15

Two weeks after the Finance Ministry released $25 million to the National Carnival Commission (NCC) for Carnival 2019, the NCC has requested an additional sum of $73 million.

Culture Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly confirmed this in the Senate replying to Opposition queries from UNC Senator Wade Mark.

She said funds are released by the Finance Ministry to the NCC upon request.

She says another request was made for another tranche of money to be released for Carnival celebrations and will certainly be processed as expeditiously as possible.