Paula Calderon from St. Lucia Manufacturing Association, along with representatives of sponsors such as 1st National Bank, St. Lucia Air & Seaports Authorities and Orange Media challenged the youth to stay positive despite hardship.
A training workshop was conducted immediately following the press launch in order to assist finalists in delivering at international standards. The facilitators for this workshop were Prascilla Lucien, Barry George, Wenhal ‘Alpha’ Gerald and Jackie Cherebin-Weekes.
The finalists all remarked that they learnt many things from this experience which will assist them in their preparation for the competition which also includes competitors from St. Vincent for the first time.
The show will take the form of a youth star competition, dance competition, modeling and Soca party with headliners Ricky T and Skinny Fabulous on Sunday December 22.