SKNNCC added another sponsors for the most anticipated annual Carnival of St Kitts and Nevis, Sugar Mas 51. The republic of China (Taiwan) has taken up the mantle of a double diamond sponsor for the Sugar Mas.
The announcement was made at an impressive ceremony on Monday, December 19. St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee announced The Embassy of The Republic of China (Taiwan) as the Double Diamond sponsor in the ceremony.
The Ambassador of ROC (Taiwan) to St Kitts and Nevis, Michael Chau-Horng Lin, presented the chairperson of St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Committee, Shannon Hawley, a cheque for EC$1.4 Million.
The decision of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to provide sponsorship to Sugar Mas 51 represents the country’s ever-ongoing overwhelming support for St Kitts and Nevis. When St Kitts and Nevis got their independence in 1983, The Republic of China (Taiwan) was the first country to establish diplomatic relations with the nation.
Since then, the thirty-nine-year-old relationship has blossomed into mutual benefits for both countries.
During the 39 years, hundreds of nationals have profited from advanced Tertiary Education at various Universities in Taiwan, including several past pageant contestants and soca artists of St Kitts and Nevis’ National Carnivals.
Bilateral collaboration between the two nations includes cultural exchanges, agricultural expositions, infrastructure development, and other profitable initiatives.
Chairperson Shannon Hawley was extremely happy about the major contribution from The Republic of China (Taiwan )to Sugar Mas 51.
Expressing her excitement, she said, “With this being the first full-format carnival since the pandemic, the SKNNCC needed additional funds to assist in the production of the overall event to have the best Sugar Mas ever”.
The committee chairperson thanked Ambassador Lin for the enormous contribution and vowed to use the funds for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Sugar Mas started on December 2 and will run through January 3, 2023.