The inaugural SMAs hosted by Unoma ‘Lady Sunhine’ Allen was held on Saturday 12th November, 2022 and it was truly a grand affair.
Held at the Marriott Ballroom, several individuals and entities were honoured either virtually or in person for pioneering excellence, outstanding achievements and longevity in Carnival, National Carnival and Sugar Mas.
Presenting the awardees of the first ever Sugar Mas Awards (SMAs)
This award provides special recognition to an individual who has rendered meritorious service to National Carnival on a continual basis throughout his or her lifetime and at various levels.
Mr. Elston ‘Ellie Matt’ Nero
Ms. Claudette ‘Polly’ Manchester
Mr. Derrick V. Fraites
Mr. Stanley Franks Jr
Mrs Agnes Skerritt
POINCIANA AWARDS SEGMENT
This award recognizes and rewards those who received first place in a National Carnival event.
First National Carnival Queen (St. Kitts) – Hazel Brookes (1971)
First National Carnival Queen (Nevis) – Fleur-Rovina Claxton (1971)
First National Senior Calypso Monarch (St. Kitts) – Levi “Entertainer” Weeks (1971)
First National Senior Calypso Monarch (Nevis) – Spencer Hanley Lord Lindbergh (1971)
First Ms Rural Queen (represented the Cayon Community): 1973 Theolynda Levine- Willett (1971)
First to win Road March title: Sundar Popo with “Play You Mas” (1971)
First Junior Calypso Monarch (St. Kitts) Gairy Knight, Mighty Throwback (1973)
First Junior Calypso Monarch (Nevis) Irwin– Kirthly Morton (1977)
First National Carnival Talented Teen Queen , Nevis – Agnola Hendrickson (1978)
First National Carnival Talented Teen Queen, St. Kitts of St. Theresa’s Convent School now ICCS) – Sandra Rawlins now Sandra Douglas (1978)
First Queen of the Bands – Louvina Bertie (1978)
First Mr Talented Teen – Bernardo Phipps of St. Theresa’s Convent now ICCS (1985)
First National Carnival Female Calypso Monarch: Jacinth Henry-Martin (1995)
First Party / Soca Monarch: Richie Buntin with Frontline ( 2001)
First National Carnival Swimsuit Queen – Alsanarda Hanley (2015)
First National Carnival Mr GQ – Jevon Romney (2015)
STEWARD OF CARNIVAL
Awarded to individuals and entities for consistent and exemplary assistance to the production and promotion of National Carnival.
7 Former National Carnival Chairs:
Dr Vernon Veira
Clement Monarch O’Garro
Antonio Abonaty Liburd
Mrs Leona Warner-Matthew
Osdel ‘Scotty’ Hanley
ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation
Carib Brewery (St. Kitts & Nevis) Ltd
To formerly recognize National Carnival & Talented Teen Queens who achieved ‘specia’ firsts in long standing regional or international pageants.
SWEET STRINGS SEGMENT
This is to recognize bands and individuals for their excellence in music and promotion of National Carnival.
Nu Vybes/Sugar Band
Melvin Mellie Hewlett
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL
This award is presented to individuals / entities demonstrating excellence, consistency and longevity in the growth and development of Carnival in specific areas.
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: CALYPSO
Dr Irvin Sweeney: King Sweeney
Walston Shield: Walston Shield)
Sylvester Hodge: Socrates
Davin Liburd: Lord Kut
Oscar Browne: King Astro
Tonicia Hodge: Queen Anastasia
Jacqueline Leader: Singing Jackie
Karisia Willett: Queen Independent
Teron ‘Invincible’ Webbe
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: CALYPSO & SOCA
Hon. Konris Maynard: Konris
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: JUNIOR CALYPSO & SOCA
Oren Roberts: Mighty Take Over
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: MUSIC/WRITING/SONG WRITING /ARRANGING
Wingrove Hicks -Williams
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: MC
Reuben Nathaniel Lake aka Turkey De Gun
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: ROADMARCH
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: CARNIVAL GRAND PARADE
SPIRIT OF CARNIVAL: JOUVERT
Loinel Gumbs: De Mansion Bull
Keeshan ‘Banca’ Walwyn
JOUVERT – INDIVIDUAL MAS
Winston Collins aka Win
Stacey Hobson Sr.