Wednesday 15 July, 2020

St Kitts-Nevis: Culture Minister appoints new Carnival Director

The St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee has a new Director.

Minister of Culture Jonel Powell announced today that effective July 1, the position will be filled by Hazel Webster.

Webster, who up until recently was employed as a Senior Destination Management Coordinator with TDC Flamboyant Tours has 29 years experience in the private sector.

She also served as Director of the St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Board.

Minister Powell said Webster's appointment is one in a series of steps the Ministry of Culture is taking to strengthen the administrative operations of the Secretariat of the St. Kitts & Nevis National Carnival committee.

A statement from the Ministry of Culture said: “In addition to the invaluable experienced gained in the corporate sector, Hazel, between 2018 & 2019, volunteered her expertise as a member of the Operations Committee, that is responsible for the production of the major pageants and competitions, including the Senior and Junior Calypso Monarch Competitions, Miss Swimsuit Pageant and Mr GQ Contest, National Carnival Queen Pageant, Miss Talented Teen Pageant, and others.”

The Carnival Director will report to the National Carnival Committee and Chairman but will be responsible for the day-to-day management of daily office activities.

She will also supervise the office staff, assist in coordinating the activities of all sub-committees and will liaise with various other internal and external stakeholder groups, including bands, troupes, contestants, calypsonians, soca artistes and sponsors.

As the Director of Carnival, Webster will be a full-time employee of the Ministry of Culture.

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