3rd Batch of Finalists selected for RCL Talent Search


Notwithstanding the last minute withdrawal of a number of schools, the audience had much to experience in the excellent presentations by the Central Zone participants.


When the dust had settled it was determined that Ryanne Liburd of Immaculate Conception Catholic School would represent the Central Zone in the Dance Segment of the Finals and Kianja Pole of Beach Allen Primary School would represent the Zone in the Poetry Segment. Beach Allen copped a second spot in the Finals in the person of the sole male finalist in the Primary School Section of the Competition, Chrislorn Baptiste, who will represent the Central Zone in the Vocal Music Segment.


These winners of the Central Zone Primary Eliminations will challenge the winners from the West and East Zone Primary Schools Eliminations during the Finals of the Competition which will be held on Thursday, 6 June 2013 at the Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Bird Rock, St. Kitts. The Finals for the High School Section of the Competition will also be held as part of the Event on 6 June.


Following the presentations by competitors of the Central Zone, students and teachers received tips aimed at assisting in the improvement in future performances from a judge from each Segment. The RCL expresses special thanks to all the following judges for the Central Zone Eliminations who gave of their time and talents in order to assist with the fostering of excellence in the performing arts through this Competition:


Unoma Allen

Akila Byron-Nisbett

Calvin Esdaille

Vincent Fough

Valencia Grant

Kesha Isaac-Adams

Nisharma Rattan

Schneidman Warner


The finalists who will challenge for top honours in the Primary Section of the Talent Search Competition Finals 2013 are as follows:


Dance Segment

Pethan Bradshaw, Dieppe Bay Primary School, West Zone

Ryanne Liburd, Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Central Zone

Alencia Williams, Cayon Primary School, East Zone


Poetry Segment

Aziel Belle, Dieppe Bay Primary School, West Zone

Kariema Mitcham, Cayon Primary School, East Zone

Kianja Pole, Beach Allen Primary School, Central Zone


Vocal Music Segment

Chrislorn Baptiste, Beach Allen Primary School, Central Zone

Shaiyan Douglas, Violet Petty Primary School, East Zone

Lerencia Williams, Sandy Point Primary School


The RCL thanks the Ministry of Education, Teachers, Talent Co-ordinators and Talent Tutors for their continuous support of this Series of Events.


The RCL also extends heartfelt appreciation to this year’s sponsors, Grace Kennedy Money Services of Jamaica (under its Western Union brand) and Ram’s Trading Limited (local agents of Seven Seas). Ram’s has been a partner of the RCL in this Venture since 2005 and has contributed immensely to its successful execution. Grace Kennedy Money Services of Jamaica is sponsoring RCL Talent Search Competition for the first time this year and is sincerely welcomed and commended for this decision, especially in light of the current harsh economic climate that is being experienced by all.



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