Harbour Fest books opened
The government opened the books on Harbour Fest yesterday and confirmed that taxpayers will have to foot a $100 million bill for the three-week extravaganza.
American Chamber of Commerce chairman Jim Thompson, the main organiser, blamed a lack of sponsorship, prompted by negative publicity, surrounding the festival for the shortfall.
And he denied claims that the Rolling Stones were paid three times their normal fee to perform.
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