Alston Lourens, President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) was also present to welcome home Shanice and said a few welcome words “Much success to you further, every time you go abroad you take St. Maarten carnival to those places and people look at us. All the love in our hearts towards you and everything that you are doing and congrats”. Mrs. Rabess-Richardson also thanked Alston for coming and showing support on behalf of SCDF.
“We would like to thank both Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs and Minister of Tourism Melissa Arrindell - Doncher for their willingness to attend but due to being on vacation were unable to be present. They expressed their well wishes and congratulations and how proud they are of Shanice.
Mr. Derrick V. Fraites, one of the judges at the pageant expressed his congratulations stating that Shanice created a hit at the pageant and that he was very impressed with her Costume, Evening Gown, On Stage Interview and Talent.
Shanice’s talent segment was a dramatic piece on being a mother who disciplines her daughter for taking inappropriate pictures to post on social media and garnered her “Best Talent”.
“Posh Productions is very proud of the work Shanice and her team has done so far in representing St. Maarten internationally. Thank you to everyone who have showed positive energy, love and support to Miss St. Maarten, Shanice Powell and all other 2017 queens in every capacity and we look forward to your continued support” concluded Mrs. Rabess-Richardson.