Carnival Vouchers Going To Treasury With No Guarantee Of Payment

Education Minister Daryll Matthew

The Festivals Commission has changed its practice of paying cheques directly to creditors and will now be sending vouchers to the treasury for payment.

The new method announced by Festivals Minister Daryl Matthew is not expected to lead to faster payments for those who are owed for months and even years.

“I can give the public the assurance that vouchers are being submitted to the treasury on our behalf in droves,” Matthew told state media this morning.

The minister apologised for the delay but could not give an assurance that vouchers being sent to the treasury will be paid any time soon.

He said some of the vouchers have already been processed and are awaiting payment at the treasury .

Asked is all of the payments will be made once the vouchers reach the treasury the minister said “all the vouchers will be send to treasury.”

“We don’t control the disbursement of funds in the treasury,” he added.

It was revealed last year that the Festivals Commission is in debt of over 7 million dollars for recent and past carnivals.

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  1. We have graduated from passing the buck to passing the BS. When will this Bull crap end? After wasting all this money on a roadshow in the U.K., is this the best explanation Minister Matthew can come up with? Did the per firm vouchers paid for his large contingent to the U.K? Enough of this nonsense!!!!

  2. Kick the ball down the road. Send the fool a little further.

    This is a good example of why full payment before service makes excellent business sense.

    All the international artists, bands, marketing agencies, and other vendors are paid in full and in advance.

    The court system is good place to ask the Minister to pay forthwith, HE IS RESPONSIBLE, Half Moon Bay owners can attest to that.

  3. Do NOT let this distract you from the fact that ANR has stopped bringing us “Dear Kate” even though it should have resumed in September.

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