CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (October 20, 2010) — Fifteen young ladies; six adults and nine high school students, were launched, last Saturday [Oct. 16] in front of a large and appreciative crowd as contestants in this year’s National Carnival Queen and National Talented Teen pageants respectively.
Vying on December 28th, 2010 for the title of National Carnival Queen will be Abigail Liburd, Rolhensha Henry, Judy Dupont, Kimani Phillip, Iantavia Queeley and Micheleina Charles-Mills; all residents of St. Kitts.
Newcomers; the Charlestown and Gingerland Secondary schools will join their counterparts from the Immaculate Conception, Washington Archibald, Charles E. Mills, Saddlers, Cayon, Verchilds and Basseterre High schools on December 24th in an effort to capture this year’s National Talented Teen crown.
With special emphasis on “fun, fete and bacchanal” as highlighted in this year’s slogan, the December 17th, 2010 to January 3rd, 2011 activities, with a few pre activities, are expected to capture the attention of persons throughout the region.
The island of Nevis will this year receive a sample of “Sugar Mas” with the December 11th hosting of a Carnival Queen Fashion Show.
Other activities to mark the annual celebration are the Beaumont Park Horse Racing and Entertainment on December 12th and 26th, the LIME Calypso Semi-finals and Senior Monarch on December 16th and 29th respectively, December 17th’s official opening of National Carnival and Female Calypso Bacchanal and Best of the Rest Competition, the Soca Monarch Contest on December 18th followed by the Prince and Princess Pageant on December 19th, J’ouvert on December 24th, the Grand Carnival Parade on January 1st, Carnival Cool down on January 2nd and Last Lap on January 3rd. The Junior Calypso Competition will be joined with the National Talented Teen Pageant.