In an impressive ceremony on Monday 19 December, The Embassy of The Republic of China (Taiwan) was declared the Double Diamond sponsor of Sugar Mas 51. Ambassador Michael Chau-Horng Lin presented a cheque in the amount of EC$1.4 Million to the Chairperson of the St Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC), Shannon Hawley.
This sponsorship to Sugar Mas 51 represents Taiwan’s overwhelming support for St Kitts Nevis. On the attainment of Independence in 1983, The Republic of China (Taiwan) was the first country to establish diplomatic relations with St Kitts Nevis. Since then, the thirtynine-year-old relationship has blossomed into mutual benefits for both countries.
During that period, hundreds of nationals have benefitted from advanced Tertiary Education at various Universities in Taiwan including past pageant contestants and soca artistes.