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Sugar Mas 52 Committee revealed


by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival  ‘Sugar Mas’ is one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious cultural festivals held during the Christmas and New Year period annually.

Each year, a group of qualified and experienced individuals are assigned to the St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee to organise various activities and events that would capture the attention of cultural enthusiasts worldwide.

According to the National Carnival Secretariat, the 2023-2024 National Carnival Committee is made up of “a dynamic group of visionaries, working tirelessly to make Sugar Mas 52 a grand celebration of culture, music and endless fun.”

Shannon Hawley returns as Chairperson, with responsibility for Finance, Sponsorship and Marketing

Viera Galloway will serve as Deputy Chair with responsibility for VIP Experience and Hospitality

Clement ‘Monarch’ O’Garro will serve as the Director of National Carnival with responsibility for Carnival Development and Public and Media Relations

The other committee members include: 

Abonaty Liburd: Nevis Affairs and Calypso Chair

Derrick Fyfield: Chair – Security and Safety

Javon Liburd: Chair – Pageants

Cartel Ford: Chair – Panorama

Leonard Lestrade: Chair – Streets Activities

Clytie Gilbert: Chair – Ticketing and Gates

Marcia Jeffers: Liaison- Creative Economy

Jonette Boyd: St. Kitts Tourism Authority Representative and Chair of International Marketing

Amali Armony: Chair – Venue, Logistics and Production

Asquith Watson: Chair – Soca

Jason Amory: Chair – Rock the Runway & Liaison for National Carnival Fringe Activities

Sugar Mas 52 officially kicks off on December 15, 2023, and ends on January 02, 2024. However, several fringe activities will be hosted prior to the official opening. 

The theme for Sugar Mas 2023-2024 is “All in with your crew for  Sugar Mas 52”, penned by Aliquah Patrick, who received a cash prize of EC$500 and tickets to all the National Carnival shows.


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