NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JULY 17, 2014) –The 2014 Senior Kaiso Monarch competition winner will receive a 2014 fire engine red Toyota Yaris valued at EC$80,000 courtesy of the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Trading and Development Company (TDC) Ltd. said Managing Director Ernie France.
France was at the time delivering remarks at a Culturama press briefing on July 09, 2014, at the Riviere House on Government Road on where he expressed the company’s commitment to the summer festival and revealed the prize for the winner of the Senior Kaiso Competition.
“We are, of course this year as we have been over the years, very pleased to be associated with this unique summer festival. We have been associated with this event for almost as long as it has been in existence, providing support in one form or another…By our sponsorship of this event, we see it as an opportunity to ensure that a show of the highest and most professional standard is brought to all patrons. Our sponsorship also assists in ensuring that this very important art form is preserved for the benefit of our children and their children’s children.
“This year our sponsorship will go towards the purchase of a brand new 2014 Toyota Yaris which will be the winning prize for the top calypsonian…I think it’s the first time, to the best of my recollection, that a motor car will be available to the winning calypsonian and we are really delighted to be a part of that,” he said.
Meantime, Deputy Premier and Minister of Culture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Mark Brantley announced that as part of the package, Malvern “Mallie” Browne of Brown Hill had offered to give free driving lessons to the winners of the Senior Kaiso Competition and the Miss Culture Queen Pageant if they do not already hold drivers’ licenses.
Executive Director of the Culturama Secretariat Antonio Liburd and Culturama 40 Central Committee Chair Deborah Tyrell also addressed the press briefing, which was chaired by Press Secretary to the Nevis Island Administration Mervin Hanley.