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Hunt ‘apologises’ for $2m flag fiasco

$2M flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium

$2M flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium

Hunt: $2m flag a misstep
Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Gary Hunt says the erection of a $2 million flag last year at the Hasely Crawford Stadium off Wrightson Road in Port of Spain was a misstep.
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What price, national pride?

By Raffique Shah
November 08, 2009
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
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SPORT Minister Gary Hunt is convinced that the $2 million national flag that flutters over the Hasely Crawford Stadium would instil national pride in the populace. From the flak he has been subjected to ever since the issue first surfaced-the cost, that is, not the flag-he must be wondering what sin he has committed. In time, he argues, people would come around to understanding why his ministry opted for a 2,000 square feet flag hoisted on a 150-foot pole.
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Stadium flag costs $2M

Flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium

Flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium

By Walter Alibey
Thursday, November 5 2009

AFTER weeks of denials, the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs yesterday admitted that the controversial flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain had indeed cost taxpayers approximately $2 million.
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$2m spent on flag for ‘national pride’

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$2m spent for national pride

What’s the cost of the national flag at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain? Is it $2 million? But Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Gary Hunt, while unable to confirm the flag’s price tag, said even if it was true, it would be “nothing out of the ordinary.” The flag was unveiled by Hunt at an official ceremony on August 4. He said then the flag was intended to be seen from far away and from every direction. He said then it was also intended to remind citizens of “its noble message and we feel a deep sense of national pride.” Hunt was questioned about the flag during yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. He said it was “130 feet high and takes a considerable amount of engineering to plant a structure that high and of that weight.”
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