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St.Kitts-Nevis Tourism Minister Grant Commits Millions to Music Festival

St.Kitts-Nevis Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay Grant
St.Kitts-Nevis Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay Grant

St.Kitts-Nevis Minister of Tourism Hon. Lindsay Grant

Minister of Tourism the Hon. Lindsay Grant has stated that his new Team UNITY Government of St. Kitts and Nevis , has pledged its full support to the St. Kitts Music Festival.
On Thursday morning, the dynamic new Minister of Tourism confirmed that the government will cover the cost of the festival, which ranges from EC$2 million to EC$2.5 million.
He said before making a decision, the government carefully considered the economic impact the festival would have on the island.
“According to the figures I have received, the economic impact over the three-day period of the music festival appears to be in the region of $2.5 million so that what it is saying is that over the three days, that’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday, between accommodation, ticket sales and patron spending, that’s the eating at restaurants and whatever, it appears to be somewhere in the region of $2.5 million and I think that’s very significant over a three-day period in terms of the monies that are injected into our local economy,” Grant explained.
When asked about gate receipts for the festival, Chairman Faron Lawrence said the festival normally generates approximately EC$800,000 from ticket sales.
This year is the 19th edition of the Festival and according to inside sources the acts being pursued may make this years festival the biggest ever. In addition Hon. Grant hinted that the festival will this year likely see the highest percentage of Local Artistes that will be performing.
Some of the acts already announced for the festival this year are Bounti Killer, Christopher Martin, T-Vice, Tono Rosario and Patrice Roberts

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