PM Douglas congratulates winning queens, CARIFTA athletes

Miss CFBC Back 2 Roots, Zaeisha Joseph.

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 5TH 2013 (CUOPM) – Two former contestants in recent Miss Labour Queen Shows have been congratulated by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas for capturing crowns in latest pageants.

During his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister,” Dr. Douglas congratulated Ms. Zaiesha Joseph, winner of the annual Miss Labour Queen Pageant in 2011 and the St. Christopher 4 representative that year.

“Ms. Joseph represented Miss Guinea and was crowned the 2013 Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFB) Miss Back 2 Roots, and winning the Best Creative Wear & Best Talent segments on her way to the crown,” said Dr. Douglas.

Prime Minister Douglas also congratulated Ms. Patricia Clarke, of Saddlers Village, who represented his constituency, St. Christopher 6 in the 2012 Miss Labour Queen Pageant.

Miss Black San, Patricia Clarke (c) with First Runner Up Chantelle Rochester (right) and Second Runner up, Christine Carty.
Miss Krystal Liburd.
The St. Kitts and Nevis CARIFTA Team returning to the Federation.

“Ms. Clarke dominated the 2013 LIME Black San’ Swimsuit Pageant in Sandy Point, this past weekend. She won the Best Vintage Swimsuit, Best Carib Black & Yellow Swimsuit, Best Creative Swimsuit, Best Identical Swimsuit and Best Body Painting,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

Also congratulated were the First Runner up, Ms. Chantelle Rochester, who won the Best Interview Segment and also the Second Runner up, Ms. Christine Carty.

Local athletes in the just concluded CARIFTA Games in Bahamas over the weekend were also congratulated.

They were Adrian Williams, who was winner of the Bronze medal for the U-20 Men’s Javelin and he was able to set a new National Record of 63.22m.

Krystal Liburd won a bronze medal in the Female Long Jump U-17 category and she posted a personal best of 5.74m.

Good performance also came from Izaun Ward, who placed 4th in the Men’s U-20 800m; J’Anthon Silliday, who placed 6th in the U-20 Men’s Javelin (54.82m); Stavia Lewis, who placed 6th out of 12 competitors in the Female U-20 Discus (36.43m); Nathaniel Huggins for his 6.64m in the U-20 Long Jump and Shevene Boston, who did 1.85m in the Boys High Jump U-17, which is a Personal Best.

“We must not forget the other athletes who represented us in these games. Warren Hazel, competed in the Under 20 Male 400m Heats and Vernicia Joseph, who competed in the Under 20 Female High Jump,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

“These are our sporting heroes and whether they get gold or silver or whatever, they must be highlighted, they must be held up to our proud nation as those who are excelling in their own right as they go out and represent this country with pride and with dignity and also with success,” Prime Minister Douglas told listeners.

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