Ramdial: THA must give account of Tobago Jazz Festival

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is calling on the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to account to the nation on the viability of the Tobago Jazz Festival.

In a release issued today the Opposition MP says now that the festival is over the new Secretary of Tourism, Nadine Stewart-Phillips must come clean with to the public.

She says the festival cost taxpayers $12 million to host and a decision was taken to give the project a green light in spite of a 2016 JSC Report which claims that for 11 years has never been profitable.

Ramdial says the country deserves to know if any revenue was generated from this $12 million investment and if it even attracted international tourists to the island.