Culture Minister Daryl Matthew said on Thursday that he wants to see the return on the traditional Carnival Queen Show.
In recent years, the Miss Antigua Barbuda Pageant has replaced the Queen of Carnival competition.
The competition took an even more interesting turn this year with the crowning of three winners.
“I believe we need out queen show back,” Matthew told state media.
Although claiming to have “no issue” with the Miss Antigua Barbuda pageant, the minister noted, “I don’t think Carnival is the place for that pageant.”
He said members of the public must be able to see the show in its entirety to debate who won the various segments.
“This is what our carnival is,” he insisted.
This year, some segments of the competition were pre-judged.
“That is one of the discussions we are going to have to see how we can integrate our queens show into the carnival…with one queen.”
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