Tuesday, April 16, 2024

PM’s way of saying thank you

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Hundreds danced and swayed to 2013 tunes belted out  by this year’s winners from a post-Crop Over stage mounted on the grounds of Ilaro Court Thursday night.
About 2 000 guests were at the official residence for the annual Prime Minister’s  Crop Over Reception, which Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told  them was “a very small way of saying thank you” to the people who contributed to the festival’s success.
“I could not be dissuaded from having this reception this year because I continue to be told that every year Crop Over generates about  $86 million in economic activity,” he said.
“If that is true, it is my view that it is but a very small way of saying  thank you to devote  a few thousand dollars  of that $86 million to a reception of this kind.”
He remarked on the festival’s continuing growth, and said this was evidence that Crop Over standards continued  to rise and that it continued to attract the attention of people from  all corners of the globe. (GC)

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