St. Kitts Clown Troupe Parade In Antigua Carnival

Stinging Ants Captain - Jason Wilkins With PM Douglas

Stinging Ants Captain – Jason Wilkins With PM Douglas (r)
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
August 12, 2009 (CUOPM)

A clown troupe from St. Kitts participated in the just concluded Antigua National Carnival.

Leader of Jason’s Stinging Ants Clown Troupe of Challengers Village, Jason Wilkin said the 16-man group participated in the Grand Parade on August Monday and Tuesday in St. John’s, the Antigua capital.

“We were scheduled to perform during the Calypso Show but the show started late and it was pulled from the programme,” said Wilkin.

Wilkin expressed thanks to St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas for making a financial contribution towards the trip to Antigua.

“His contribution has helped us to keep this cultural art form and string band music alive not only for St. Kitts and Nevis but further afield,” said Wilkin.

The Stinging Ants Clown Troupe is the former Eagle Squadron.

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