The Caribbean island nation agreed to foot part of the bill for Chad’s nuptials with Evelyn Lozada, anticipating that the publicity generated from the duo’s reality TV wedding special would bring more tourists.
Saint Martin Finance Minister Roland Tuit said, “When someone is investing in business, it’s a risk they are taking and if something happens then they will have to deal with the consequences. Naturally, we have a contract with Johnson and Lozada, and that contract has some clauses inside of it, and St. Maarten will use those clauses if necessary.”
According to the Saint Martin News, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams was against making money available for Chad’s big day.
If the contract isn’t respected and VH1 doesn’t ever air the Ev & Ocho wedding special, the Saint Martin government will take legal action and demand its $90,000 back.