Basseterre, St. Kitts (November 1, 2016) — 37th annual edition of the home-grown Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant takes place at the Carnival Village on December 30, and Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis (DBSKN) has enlisted as one of its major sponsors.
It is the third year in a row the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis would have stepped in to sponsor the pageant. This year’s partnership between the Bank and the organising committee of the Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant was sealed on Thursday October 27.
Representing the Development Bank at the short, but significant, ceremony held at the Bank’s headquarters on Church Street in Basseterre was Marketing Officer Ms Vernitha Maynard.
Present at the function, where the Bank’s sponsorship cheque was presented, were Mr Lawson Archibald, Chairman Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant; Ms Jennifer Williams, PR and Activities Coordinator; Ms Jolander Isaac, PR Assistant; and former chairperson and executive producer of the pageant Mr Antonio Maynard.
According to Mr Lawson Archibald, who thanked the Development Bank for being a major sponsor three times in a row, twelve countries will be taking part in this year’s pageant where Nevis’ Neila Jones is the reigning Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Queen.
St. Kitts will this year be represented by Ms Kadeema Blanchette of Basseterre High School.
“I would like to thank the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for their continued support to the Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant in this our 37th year of holding this auspicious talented teen competition,” said Ms Jennifer Williams, PR and Activities Coordinator.
“I am inviting all persons in St. Kitts and Nevis, and the wider Caribbean Diaspora, to come on out on the 30th of December at 8 O’clock at Carnival Village to witness our 12 young talented girls display their mixture of dance, song, drama, and music.”