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The Queens on show Sunday

Standing 4th from left with the seven contestants for the Queen show contest on Sunday night is St Lucian-born female attorney-at-law Siobhan Lloyd who quit as head of the Queen Show committee

Chief Executive Officer of Spicemas Corporation Cecil Noel believes that everything is now in place for Sunday’s national Queen show contest at the National Sporting Stadium at Queen’s park.

Noel told THE NEW TODAY that the seven contestants have been hard at practice with their respective teams in order to get them in shape for the competition.

He said that a new team has been put in place for the show following the recent setback in which the former head decided to quit over concerns raised over the presence of some high profile anti-government people on the committee.

St Lucia attorney-at-law Siobhan Lloyd came in for severe criticisms in some quarters over the presence of Sherma Wells, Brenda Baptiste and Jenny Simon in key positions on the Queen Show committee at the expense of other top flight persons like Rickey Keens-Douglas and Francis Urias Peters.

In her resignation note to Culture Minister Ron Redhead, the St Lucian complained that it appears some persons had no trust in her and opted to bow out on the grounds that she “would not be permitted the artistic freedom to execute the pageant.”

According to Noel, a new committee has been put in place to execute the Queen show and things are very much in place for Sunday night’s show which starts at 8.00 p.m.

He disclosed that all seven contestants have received sponsorship from within their respective parishes to compete for the prestigious Carnival Queen/Miss Grenada 2023 title.

Each contestant will appear on the big stage in various categories showcasing beauty, talent and intelligence about their parish and country.

The seven ladies who will grace the stage are:-

* Ms. St. Andrew, Anika John

* Ms. St. Mark, Aingel Augustine

* Ms. St. John, Shaquera Taylor

* Ms. Carriacou & PM, Brianna Primus

* Ms. St. George, Deja Bernard

* Ms. St. David, Armonai Francis

* Ms. St. Patrick, Taningka Charles

This year’s winner will take over the reins from Reesa Mc Intosh, the French and Spanish Secondary School teacher of St. George, who was crowned Miss Grenada in 2022.

The National Carnival Queen title comes with a host of opportunities for the winner, including representing the country at regional and international competitions.

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