A contestant in the recent National Carnival Queen pageant was beaten during Carnival earlier this week in Castries.
The victim has been identified as Kadijha Mason, who represented the Boka Group at the July 4, 2015 National Carnival Queen pageant held at the National Cultural Centre. She did not place in the competition.
Details are sketchy at this time, but it is alleged the incident may have stemmed from an ongoing feud with at least one other contestant. She was allegedly beaten by a female and it is believed that other females were involved in the incident.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) was told that Mason sustained facial/head injuries which left her “bloody and battered” after the brawl and had to be hospitalised.
Her condition is unknown at this time, but reports on Facebook indicate that she is doing “ok”.
It is not yet clear if anyone was arrested for the incident and SNO has not been able to get any information from the police, particularly to confirm if the matter was reported.
Mason was the second runner-up and Miss Popularity winner in the 2013 Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen Pageant.
Mason, who hails from Corinth, won the 2011 Miss St. Lucia Talented Teen and was selected to represent St. Lucia in Basseterre, St. Kitts at the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen. She also represented Saint Lucia at the 2014 Miss PJD2 Caribbean Queen Pageant in St. Maarten.
She is a past student of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School and member of the Silver Shadow Dance Academy.