The St Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) has appointed Mr. Clement
“Monarch” Ogarro as the new Director of Carnival, ushering in a new era of excitement
Mr. Ogarro is a celebrated figure in the carnival community, known for his remarkable
four (4) victories in the Junior Calypso competition and multiple selections as a finalist in
the Senior Calypso competition. In addition to his success in calypso, he has a rich
history as a Jouvert and Parade Day masquerader. His passion for the carnival arts also
extends beyond performance as he also played pivotal roles as an organizer, judge,
commentator, and host.
His visionary leadership became evident during his tenure as Chairman of National
Carnival in 2010. During this time, he spearheaded the rebranding of St Kitts-Nevis
Carnival to Sugar Mas, injecting new life and vibrant energy into the festivities. Notably,
Mr. Ogarro’s innovative approach also included restructuring the Soca Monarch
competition and introducing creative venue choices for hosting carnival events.
Equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, he has a solid foundation in
effectively conveying messages and promoting events. This was evident during his
pivotal role as the Public Relations Officer for Sugar Mas 51, where he played a vital
part in promoting and elevating the festival.
As the baton passes into his capable hands, Mr. Ogarro will assume the responsibility of
overseeing the administration of the National Carnival Secretariat. Working closely with
the National Carnival Committee, he will ensure seamless coordination and execution of
all carnival-related activities, infusing them with a fresh perspective and innovative
Shannon Hawley, Chairperson of the SKNNCC, expressed unwavering support for Mr.
Ogarro, stating, “With his multi-faceted experience and steadfast commitment, Mr.
Ogarro is the perfect candidate to lead Sugar Mas 52 to unparalleled success and I
have full confidence that he will assist the National Carnival Committee in delivering an
unforgettable carnival experience for both locals and visitors alike. This transition comes
with heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing Director, Ms Hazel Webster for her contribution to
Under the directorship of Clement ‘Monarch’ Ogarro, Sugar Mas 52 is set to deliver an
extraordinary celebration that embodies the rich culture, artistry, and community spirit of
St. Kitts and Nevis.
About National Carnival of St. Kitts and Nevis: The National Carnival of St. Kitts
and Nevis, also known as Sugar Mas, is a vibrant celebration of culture and
artistic talent. This annual event showcases the fusion of music, dance, and
elaborate costumes, attracting participants and spectators from around the
world. Organized by the National Carnival Committee, Sugar Mas preserves and
evolves this cherished tradition. For more information, visit