Mr. Lindsay Fitzpatrick Grant, Leader of the People’s Action Movement, has made a significant contribution to 23 year-old Miss Venetta Zakers, Miss World St. Kitts-Nevis 2009. At a brief handing over ceremony held at his office on Church Street, Basseterre, Mr. Grant presented Miss Zakers with a cheque to cover the cost of her airfare to Barbados where she would be participating in the 2nd Annual Caribbean Fashion Awards on 11 April, 2009.
“This contribution is to assist Miss Zakers to travel to Barbados in the capacity of Miss World St. Kitts-Nevis 2009 for the Caribbean fashion awards,” he said. “I am hopeful that it would give her some exposure as she prepares to represent our Federation in the upcoming Miss World pageant to be held in South Africa later this year,” and that her participation “would give our nationals a greater awareness of the fashion awards and increase their participation in the future,” he added. He also asked that every citizen and every company in Corporate Basseterre and Charlestown consider supporting Miss zakers as she try to do St. Kitts and Nevis proud.
Mr. Grant also thanked Mr. Eversely Liburd, CEO of the St. Kitts Fashion Weekend, and Joan Millaid for their hard work in promoting the fashion industry in the Federation. “We should give Eversely the recognition, respect, support, and encouragement that he so truly deserves,” he said.
Miss Zakers expressed her thanks and appreciation to Mr. Grant for providing her with the opportunity to travel to Barbados. She said that the event will help the regional and international media become more aware of the importance of the fashion awards. Miss zakers will be presenting an award at the event. She will be the first Kittitian and first Miss World St. Kitts-Nevis to grace the awards show. She is also the 2008 Miss St. Kitts and Nevis Silver Jubilee Independence Queen and a first runner up in the 2006 Miss Venus Model contest in Anguilla.