Basseterre, St.Kitts (November 17th 2010):- Organisers of the Caribbean's Most Prestigious Pageant the Digicel Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant have announced the confirmed participants for the 31st edition of the marquis event and pageant show for the St.Kitts-Nevis national carnival season 2010/2011

Organisers of the the pageant, which takes place on December 30th , have confirmed some 12 countries from around the region . . Miss St.Kitts- Zinga Imo (16), Miss Anguilla - Chelsey Hughes (15); Miss Barbados- Danika Terise Mia Cecelia Haynes (18); Miss BVI- Sylvanna Lerose Charles (15);Miss Grenada -Nandy Summor Noel (17) ; Miss Jamaica- Chanike Russell (18) ;Miss St. Lucia - Racquel John (17); Miss Trinidad & Tobago - Kerry-ann Sealy (17); Miss Dominican Republic- Birdalina Trinidad (17) and Miss St. Thomas-Tianna Jeremy (17).

According to Chairman and Executive Producer of the Pageant, Mr. Antonio 'Director' Maynard, the pageants organising committee is working hard to maintain the shows extremely high standard and further enhance it’s status as the most anticipated, exciting and prestiguous pageant shows in the Caribbean.

“Plans are progressing perfectly and this event continues to be the most popular and prestigious event of it’s kind in the Caribbean and we intend to keep it that way,” Maynard said.

'We're incorporating and implementing new initiatives, including the use of the social network Facebook, to raise the show to an even higher standard,” Maynard said.

Maynard sees the use of this popular social network as being vital in building the excitement and interest leading to this prestigious event which takes its spot on the list of anticipated events for the Sugar Mas’ (St. Kitts/Nevis National Carnival) 2010/2011.

“The social media is the future of our communication strategy,” Mr. Maynard stated. The pageant is slated to take place on Thursday, 30th, December 2010.

The pageant participants were introduced to the fans on the official FaceBook 'Caribbean Talented Teen' page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Caribbean-Talented-Teen/173557361003?ref=ts.

The show has been synonymous over the years with spectacular stage productions and guest performances and performers. Machel Montana, Allison Hinds, Singing Sandra, Claudette Peters and more as well as top Caribbean comedians and personalities including Rachel Price, Tommy Joseph, Jennifer “Jenny Jenny” Small among others have all graced the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant stage.

Marketing and Guest Artiste Coordinator of the show Wallis Wilkin indicated that the name of the special guest host and guest artiste for this years event will be announced shortly in a subsequent release.

“As always you can expect another great performer this year and an even greater stage show and production,” said Wallis Wilkin Marketing and Guest Artiste Committee Chairperson for the show.

Past contestants of the show , Claudetter CP Peters and Pat Raguette, have gone on to regional and success as performers. Claudette made history a few years ago by being the first artiste to win the Antigua Carnival Party and Groovy Soca monarch titles. Pat Raguette has won both the St.Thomas and St.Croix road march titles as lead singer of the Express band.

The official launch of the pageant is slated for November 23rd at the ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation studios.

The show began in 1980 and is the first show of it's kind in the region which showcases the talents of our female Caribbean teenagers.