Twelve Confirmed for Caribbean Pageant

Aalilyah Thomas from AntiguaOrganisers of the Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant have announced the confirmed participants for the 32nd marquis event and pageant show for the St Kitts-Nevis Sugar Mas 2011/2012.

The show takes place on December 29 at the Sugar Mill in Warner Park, and the organisers have confirmed 12 countries from around the region including Anguilla - Keivanée  Lake - 16; Antigua - Aalilyah Thomas - 16; Bahamas - Monesha Bowleg - 15; Barbados - Sacha Clarke - 16; Bermuda - Shaunte Simons - 18; BVI - Ashellica Fahie - 16; Grenada - Kande Duncan - 16; Jamaica - Aba Sykes - 18; Nevis -Erica Doras - 17; and St Lucia - Kadijha Mason - 16; St Kitts - Siobhan Phipps 16; and USVI - Bailee Dukes - 14.

According to Chairman and Executive Producer of the Pageant Antonio "Director" Maynard, the pageants organising committee is working hard to maintain the show's extremely high standard and further enhance its status as "the most anticipated, exciting and prestigious pageant show in the Caribbean".

“Plans are progressing perfectly and this event continues to be the most popular and prestigious event of it’s kind in the Caribbean and we intend to keep it that way,” he said. "Last year, we incorporated and implemented new initiatives, including the use of the social network Facebook, to raise the show to an even higher standard."

Maynard sees the use of this popular social network as being vital in building the excitement and interest leading to this prestigious event which takes its spot on the list of anticipated events for the Sugar Mas (St Kitts/Nevis National Carnival) 2011/2012. The pageant is slated to take place on December 29 in the Sugar Mill stadium.

Participants were introduced to the fans on the  official FaceBook Caribbean Talented Teen page: http://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTalentedTeen.

The show has been synonymous over the years with spectacular stage productions and guest performances and performers, organisers noted. Machel Montano, Allison Hinds, Singing Sandra, Claudette Peters and others, as well as top Caribbean comedians and personalities including Rachel Price, Tommy Joseph, Jennifer “Jenny Jenny” Small, among others, have all graced the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant stage.

Marketing and Guest Artiste Coordinator Wallis Wilkin said the special guest host and guest artiste for this year's event would be announced in a subsequent release.

“As always, you can expect another great performer this year, and an even greater stage show and production,” said Marketing and Guest Artiste Committee Chairperson Wallis Wilkin.

Past contestants of the show, Claudette "CP" Peters and Pat Raguette, have gone on to achieve success as performers. Peters made history a few years ago by being the first artiste to win the Antigua Carnival Party and Groovy Soca monarch titles, while Raguette has won both the St Thomas and St Croix road march titles as lead singer of the Express band.

The show began in 1980, and is the first of its kind in the region to showcases the talents of female Caribbean teens.

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junior calypso monarch

#1 carvaa » 2011-10-31 05:53

The minister of culture have been looking for a new show as an addition to the Greatest summer festival, here is my suggestion.
Why not jump on a Junior regional calypso competition? with the junior monarchs across the region meeting in Antigua for one big final spectacular, i think this would be a great addition and will be well attended, with Antigua being the first to make it part of our carnival.


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