To date, delegates from some 10 countries/territories have been cleared for participation in the pageant, which this year will be held in two parts, said a spokesman.
The first judging events will be held in St. Kitts on 23rd July, at Warner Park, while the second part of the contest will be staged at the Cultural Complex, Charlestown, Nevis, on 25th July.
The one and 2 piece swimwear sections along with the ambassadorial wear will take place in Basseterre, at Carnival Village, while the talent, evening, wear and on stage interview segments are to be judged in Nevis, where the coronation will also take place.
The ten participants will be drawn from Jamaica, Anguilla, Dominica, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, Barbados, and Guyana.
The representative for Nevis will be Ms. Verna Grant, while St. Kitts’ Abigail Liburd will do the honours for “Sugar City”.