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Jul 24, 2018

Fiestarama Will Be Held at the People’s Stadium

According to National Sports Council Director, Ian Jones, the agreement does not allow the Sports Council to collect commissions paid from any other revenues during Fiestarama. Jones says that the reason for the fee increase was to cover related expenses, which will now be undertaken by the Orange Walk Town Council.

 

Ian Jones, Director, National Sports Council

Ian Jones

 “This year myself along with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Chair of the Sports Council sat with the Mayor and his team and we basically explained we understand it is a community event but it cannot be that the National Sports Council incurs any cost. We have to cover our baseline expenses. We gave him a list of expense that we would normally incur and we basically had him select which one he wants us to continue to incur and then the ones that the town board would cover. So the ones that we would incur are the ones we would charge him for which would include electricity, operations for us to have staff on hand as well as restrooms etcetera. Other expenses they said they will cover these from the town board. So it is not a matter of us not sticking to our five thousand dollars. In the end of it the expense will still come out to about that. It just that now the town board will directly absorb some of that expense and we will be paid the difference in terms of what we would have to observe which works to about two thousand dollars. Then now they have to put down a two thousand dollars security deposit because the damages we incurred last year amounted to more than the security deposit. So now they have to pay both the security deposit and the two thousand dollars up front and then we proceed from there.”

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