Pageant season for our St.Kitts and Nevis delegates

National Carnival Queen Iantavian Queeley

BASSETERRE, ST.KITTS, July 25, 2011 – With forty-nine years of pageantry, what began as a fundraiser for the Antigua Jaycees, is now the longest running pageant in the region and the most sought after title for our Caribbean beauties. Growing each year, this year’s golden staging of the Antigua Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show promises to be exciting and entertaining as beauties from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Croix, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Martin, St Vincent, Trinidad will compete in several segments including swimsuit, modelling, talent and interview.

Representing SKN will be our reigning National Carnival Queen and the winner of the recently held Ms. Carival, Iantavian Queeley. Iantavian’s poise, talent, beauty and confident personality helped her to win all but one segment in the 2010-2011 National Carnival Pageant and the swimwear, talent and evening wear segments in the 2011 Ms. Carival Competition. Should Iantavian emerge the winner of the Ms. Jaycees Caribbean Queen show, she will be the first Kittitian in ten years to do so. As we have only managed to claim the coveted crown as ours in 2001 and 1984 when Ms. Nicole Gumbs and Ms. Ithlyn Archibald brought it back to our shores.

The National Carnival Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs and Honourable Marcella Liburd wish Ms. Queeley the best of luck and encourage all locals, especially those traveling to Antigua for the carnival season to go out and support Iantavian on Wednesday 27th July at the pre-show at Sugar Ridge Hotel where the swimsuit and modeling competition will be held and then on Friday 29th at the Antigua Recreation Grounds where the grand finale will be held and the 50th Ms. Jaycees Caribbean Queen crowned.

On the local scene, the general public is encouraged to support Ms. Abigail Liburd of St. Kitts and Ms. Verna Grant of Nevis in Part 2 of the Ms. Caribbean Culture Pageant this evening in Nevis. Stay tuned to the radio stations and internet to follow the performances of our local talented and beautiful young ladies. Wave our national flags for our young ladies this evening.

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