Mixed with representatives from the units based in Nevis and St. Kitts, the young men and women, under the command of their youthful leader, SGT. Kai’Jana Henry, thrilled the hundreds who were present for the Drill Display that many in the audience labeled as an excellent presentation and one that should be repeated and encouraged as an annual activity.
After participating in the dress rehearsal at Warner Park for the upcoming Independence Day Parade, the cadets traveled to the Bay Road in time for their presentation that demonstrated their skills in arms, while also displaying their mastery of various ceremonial drills.
The display took place just in front of the Rams Supermarket area and got underway shortly before 7:00 pm.
The police juniors drum corps got the action underway with a well choreographed drumming presentation entertaining the fairly large crowd which had gathered on the Bay Road.
The event was just another opportunity provided by the Independence Organizing Committee to showcase some of the positive features and talents of the country’s youth.
Shortly after, the emphasis shifted to the on stage presentations from other performers showcasing a mountain of talented Kittitians who took to the stage with poems, dance, drama, folklore, and music.
It was obvious that organizers were attempting to support the theme of this year’s independence celebrations which has the youth as its focus.
Brief remarks were also given by the chairperson of the independence celebration committee, Ms. Sharon Rattan. The on stage show, which was held just outside the National Museum on the Bay Road, Basseterre, attracted a gathering of about 500 persons which included Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas.
It was hosted by St Kitts and Nevis’ representative at the 2012 Miss World Pageant Markyssa O’Loughlin.
The Gala Night formed part of the 29th Anniversary celebrations for St. Kitts and Nevis’ independence.