National Carnival Queens Deserve More Says Nevis’ Culture Minister


“I think that when the ladies come forward for these types of events, it is very important that the organizers make them feel as ambassadors for their country. They must be given that recognition for their contribution to the national carnival as well as the development of culture,” Daniel told

Recently, the six contestants for this year’s Sugar Mas’ Queen pageant visited Nevis where they met with Minister Daniel. While conversing with the ladies, Daniel gave examples of how the Nevis Island Administration had supported the past contestants of the Culturama pageant.

“As the Minister of Culture, what I do and suggest to the other organizers is to follow up with these contestants after the show and where ever help them. Don’t just allow them to participate and after you have nothing to do with them.  In some cases you can assist in their careers, education and other basic assistance that they may require.

“By doing so, this guarantees more support from the public, because then more young ladies will be encouraged to participate when they realize that contribution is noted,” Daniel said.

Meanwhile, the six contestants for this year’s National Carnival Queen Pageant are in the final week of preparation for the event. On Monday December 20th the contestants will be engaged in a Best Television Interview organized by

The interview will take place downtown Basseterre at the Circus at 4:30 pm and will be taped in front of a live public audience. The interview will be broadcast on ZIZ Television, at 8:30pm, that same evening, with a repeat at approximately 11:00pm, and another showing the following morning ,Tuesday 21st December, at approximately 6:30 am.

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