In the red
SOME CROP OVER event promoters have been swallowing losses all season and may call it quits before next year’s festival.
Investigations by the SUNDAY SUN reveal that in the midst of increased operating costs after the National Social Responsibilty Levy (NSRL) was introduced by Government on July 1, many promoters refused to raise their prices of admission, and also held steady on drinks and food, shooting themselves in the foot in the process.
Brewster’s Road Crew’s spokesperson Tremayne Austin said his organisation now has its fingers crossed, hoping their final event, Bucketfest, scheduled for tomorrow, can make a windfall.
“Everything has gone up in price. But if everything goes well we really need it for that event to make a profit,” he said. (BA)
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