(Cabinet Notes)The Minister of the Creative Industries, under whose portfolio Carnival is included, has reported on the excitement which Carnival 2023 has generated; all shows have been well-attended. Many revelers have participated in both the opening of Carnival City and T-shirt Mas, and many more spectators have participated in the evening shows. More revelers and spectators are expected to join Monday and Tuesday Parades. From all indications, Carnival 2023 is proving to be a tremendous success.
ii) The Cabinet applauded Ishikelly Corbin, Ms. Antigua Carnival Queen 2023, for winning the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show demonstrating talent, elegance, strength of character, dramatic skills, intellect and beauty. The Cabinet applauds her for the high standards she brought to the competition, winning all 4 judged segments and 2 segments which were not judged on the night of the show.
iii) The Cabinet joined in celebrating the Antigua Island Girls who rowed the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii after 41 days at sea. Their names are being put forward for National Honours on Independence Day 2023; and, donations have been pledged to support the cause for which they rowed—specifically intended to build a group home for troubled girls. They were met at the airport with much applause and fanfare, before being driven through the streets of St. John’s in a spontaneous motorcade.