Carnaval des Fleurs Spends More than it Makes
Culture Minister, Dupuy, and Carnaval Chairman, Dany, insist Carnaval has made a profit. Their budget analysis determined Carnaval took in 21 million gourdes.
Independent financial analysts say the opposite: the figures total a loss of 46 million gourdes, more than double the government's profit tally.
Losses are incurred by Carnaval because merchants, who provide services for the event, don't disclose profits to the tax collector. And foreign performers don't spend their earnings in Haiti.