Harbour Fest books opened

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 November, 2003, 12:00am

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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