Pay back the money!
Any band which took part in the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment and received a subvention but did not parade, will have to refund the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). It’s that simple.
Based on the NATION’s investigations and according to officials from the NCF, five bands were a no-show and three did not parade through the National Stadium, but only one was eligible for the subvention.
Officials from the NCF indicated only bands which have been going for three years could receive the $10 000 subvention for large bands or $7 500 for small bands.
A large band consists of 251 and up while a small band is from 75 to 250 revellers. (DB)
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