Category: Ms Culture

Chelsee Liburd

Born under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, I am 20 year old Chelsee Liburd. A proud past student of the class of 2010 at the Charlestown Secondary School, I achieved CXC passes in nine subject areas. It is my belief that “the sky is the limit to achieving ones goal.”


Hydeia Tyson

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels!” said Maya Angelou and these are fitting words for the ambitious and highly motivated 19 year old Hydeia Tyson. This sensual Scorpian was born to Charlene Nisbett and Eston Tyson in 1994 and is a proud resident of Zion village. It’s not surprising that she hails her mother as her role model, as she is a very independent, strong willed woman. 
Being academically inclined she hopes to pursue a career in Medicine with specialization in Nephrology, the study and care of kidney diseases. She believes there is an increased need for such a specialty in the Federation. With this in mind she has just completed her CAPE 6th form A’level education completing studies in Biology, Sociology and Information Technology. 
Her platform of Domestic Violence Amongst teens is dear to her heart as she views herself as a voice for those who need someone to speak out for them. She understands that she is not perfect but would like to be a role model for young women who should be motivated in the face of negativity. 
This is not her first and surely not her last pageant for she has gained experience in past competitions. She has a special memory of the National Carnival Talented Teen Pageant where she placed 3rd runner up in 2010; this being the first time there was a contestant from Nevis. Her participation in this year’s Ms. Culture Queen Pageant has been a long time goal and she intends to make her presence felt. 
She has a long list of interests and hobbies including performing and modeling but she also values her alone time where she can meditate and find peace. Taking a page from the childhood story of the “Tortoise and the Hare”, she believes that the race is not for the swift but for those that endure to the end.
Her positivity is indeed infectious and regardless of the outcome of the pageant she is assured that she is a winner once she knows she has done her best. No one can take her shine. 
She would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the organizers of Culturama 40 and to acknowledge the hard work and foresight of its founders Calvin “Cabou” Howell, Erma Johnson and Tyrone O’Flaherty. She invites everyone to contribute to make this Culturama one that will go down in the history books as one of the best ever. So let’s celebrate with Revelry, Splendor and Creativity for Culturama 40!
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Shariezelle Belle

Sophisticated, charismatic, strong and edgy are just a few words to describe 19 year old Shariezelle Belle also known as Sharie. A Sagittarius gem born on the beautiful island of Nevis on 13 December, 1994, Shariezelle, being the youngest of 4 children and the only girl, grew up with her mother, father and brothers in the village of Westbury. She attended the St. Thomas Primary School, Charlestown Secondary School and The Nevis Sixth Form College. She is currently employed as a Customer Service Representative at Brown Hill Communications Ltd.
In her spare time, Shariezelle enjoys swimming, exploring the computer and internet and socializing. Her goal in life is to pursue a career in Computer Science, more specifically, Computer Software Engineering. After her mother’s passing from cancer earlier this year, Shariezelle recognised that she wanted a bigger purpose in life and as such, she has adopted cancer awareness as her social platform. Her life’s motto is ‘Live for today: Live well, Love much, Laugh often’.
Shariezelle’s fondness for pageants emerged in 2007 when she entered the Miss St. Thomas Parish Teen Queen Pageant and was victorious. In 2009 she entered the Miss Charlestown Secondary School (Miss CSS) Pageant and was again crowned. In 2012 she entered the Miss Teen Hospitality Pageant and placed 3rd runner up. Through her participation in this year’s Ms Culture Queen Pageant Shariezelle hopes to entertain and dazzle with all the splendour, culture and creativity anticipated for the 40th Anniversary of Culturama.
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Akiesha Fergus

Miss Carib Brewery St. Kitts-Nevis Ltd, Akiesha Fergus was born on July 10, 1994 under the astrological sign of Cancer. She was raised in the peaceful village of Butlers, where as a child, expression and creativity were important aspects of her playtime. Her favourite pastimes include listening to music, meeting new people and enjoying the adrenaline rush of her favourite sport – drag racing. She is currently employed as a Junior Accounting Clerk at the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation. 
Akiesha is no stranger to the stage and always had a passion for pageantry. At an early age she participated in the Miss St. James Primary and the Talented Youth shows where she placed 1st and 2nd runner up respectively. Her participation in these pageants boosted her self-confidence and public speaking abilities. 
As a young woman in today’s society, Akiesha prides herself on being very health conscious and is also an advocate for healthy living. The Healthy Caribbean Coalition has helped her to understand the importance of a healthy body by eating right with a healthy regimen. Akiesha also believes in exercising daily to reduce the risks of chronic diseases that seem to be plaguing many persons within the Caribbean.
Along with the importance of health care, Akiesha feels strongly about bringing awareness to the painful issue of Domestic Violence. She feels that too often women find themselves as victims of this epidemic because they are afraid to seek help. No woman should have to endure Mental and Physical abuse at the hands of her partner. Therefore, Akiesha feels that not only is it important to provide victims with effective counselling but as a community we can assist more by providing a safe haven for these women. 
Over the years Akiesha has been preparing herself mentally and physically to participate in the Miss Culture pageant and believes with hard work and dedication, she will be successful. She hopes to play a pivotal role in society by becoming an Ambassador and using it as a platform to help bring awareness to Domestic Violence and Healthy Living.
Miss Carib Brewery takes this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and festive season, as we revel in splendour and creativity for Culturama 40.
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Shaquoya Flanders

Shaquoya Flanders, the daughter of Dionne Flanders and Greg Glasgow was born on the island of Nevis March 30th 1994. She lives her life personal mantra “Be who you are and express how you feel, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter”.
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