According to Howard McIntosh of Sting organisers Supreme Promotions, this year, it cost around US$1 million or J$103 million to put on the reggae concert.
This is double the US$500,000 or about J$50 million it cost last year.
McIntosh says a significant portion of this year’s J$103 million bill went into re-constructing the Portmore venue at which the show is held to an international standard.
Against this background, McIntosh wants the Government to invest in creating a multipurpose venue that can help to reduce the cost incurred by show organisers to set up venues.
McIntosh says the Government should consider the suggestion to create a proper entertainment facility given the importance of the industry to Jamaica.
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