Tuesday, 28 August 2012

SHOW ME THE MONEY: Bartlett calls for breakdown of Olympic promotions expenditure

SPEAK NOW: The JLP spokesman demands answers.

Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism and Travel Service Development, Edmund Bartlett, has called on the Simpson-Miller-led government to once and for all clear the air on money spent on promotional activities at the recent 2012 London Olympics.

Bartlett’s request comes in the wake of comments made by Information minister Sandrea Falconer, who stated that airfare and accommodations for the ministers and their delegations were not included in the £1 million.

But, according to a new release from the JLP’s communications arm, Bartlett says the public has a right to know how their tax dollar was expended, even more so with the public now in the dark on the total amount spent.

The JLP spokesman, who is also Chairman of Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), recommends that a detailed breakdown of expenditure, in addition to marketing strategies and planned outcomes, if any, be presented to Cabinet and, by extension, the public forthwith.

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