STATEMENT – It is profoundly disturbing that my triumphant and festive carnival season had to come to such a jolting and painful halt. Regardless, I would like to take the opportunity to let all concerned parties know that I am doing well and will recover from this incident.
I would also like to take the opportunity to apologise to my family, friends, community, sponsor The Boka Group and the CPMA for any unnecessary anxiety and upset that was caused. It is a lesson well learnt regarding safety especially during the Carnival season.
As a young person who enjoys the revelry and pageantry of this particular cultural event, I am saddened by the violence and alcohol abuse, which seems to have become an intricate part of this cultural festival. As a role model and ambassador I will make it my personal mantra to find ways to speak out and discourage my peers from engaging or over indulgence, not only in alcohol but also in the negativity and angst that so often leads to violence.
I take this opportunity to assure all my well-wishers that I am in no way deterred in my obligation to be an outstanding example of poise, intelligence and determination and I will continue to pursue my goals as I endeavour to be a young professional and sterling example for the youth of my nation.
With that said I extend a hearty thank you to all those who reached out to ensure my well-being including the National Carnival Queen Committee, George Alcindor MD of the Boka Group and the Honorable Lorne Theophilus. Words cannot express my gratitude and indebtedness.