Basseterre, St. Kitts (December 15, 2015) — The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis has rededicated its commitment to the promotion and growth of the culture of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis by sponsoring one of the six contestants in the Miss National Carnival Queen Pageant for 2015/2016.
Friday December 11 was no ordinary day for 25-year old Ms Rohanda Devent who had just celebrated her birthday three days earlier on December 8, as it was the day she took time off from her busy schedule to be introduced to her new – and extended – family at the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis on Church Street in Basseterre.
“The Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis has for a long time been a supporter of our culture and this year is no exception,” said Mr Lenworth Harris, the bank’s General Manager when he was introduced to Ms Devent who has been sponsored by the institution for the Miss National Carnival Queen Pageant which takes place on Sunday December 27.
“We are proud to be the sponsors of Ms Devent, who is an accomplished Kittitian by her own right and it is our conviction that she will be the quintessential ambassador not only for the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis, but the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on a whole.”
Mr Harris commented that Ms Devent has established herself as a skilful youth leader and has accomplished much in the area of tourism, adding that the combination of her talents presents a win-win situation for the Federation where tourism is the main engine of growth in an economy that is fast growing, and he wished her well in the pageant.
The pleasant and friendly pageant contestant who wore the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis sash was first introduced to the General Manager by Marketing Support Officer, Mrs Vernitha Maynard, and later to Ms Danienne Brin, the bank’s Manager of Human Resource, Marketing and Product Development.
Ms Brin then introduced her to the other members of staff. On being introduced to the staff members, she hugged them and all were warmed by her enthusiasm. She said she was pleasantly pleased that when Development Bank picked a contestant that she is the one who was accorded the honour, adding that she could not have asked for a better sponsor.
“Development Bank picked me, and I was really happy,” said Ms Devent who said that she is fairly confident that she would do well in her pursuit to be the next Miss National Carnival Queen. “I was really happy because I know Development Bank has been very good to development of our nation. I take a lot of pride in representing a company like Development Bank.”
Ms Rohanda Devent was born in the village of Saddlers and attended local primary school where she excelled becoming valedictorian of her graduating class, following which she moved on to the then Sandy Point High School, and the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC).
She was a recipient of a four-year sponsorship to study International Trade and Management in Taiwan, which she has successfully completed.
A well-travelled person who would have visited not less than 30 cities in different parts of the world, she says that the most memorable adventure would have been deep sea cliff jumping in Railay, Thailand. She hopes to see more places.
“I am currently using my passion for St. Kitts and Nevis and travelling as a top Guest Relations Manager at the ultra-luxurious and eco-friendly Kittitian Hill Resort where sustainability and resources conservation is ‘king’”, said Ms Devent. “There is no surprise then that I have dedicated my platform in this year’s National Carnival Queen Pageant to water conservation awareness.”