By Aabigayle McIntosh
During the Antigua and Barbuda Day celebrations in the Bronx, New York City, two of the nation’s renowned female soca artists were honored with Citations and Certificates of Appreciation.
Claudette Peters, the reigning Groovy Soca Monarch, and soca artist Laurena Davis were both recipients of Citations from the Nassau County Legislature.
These accolades recognized their exceptional contributions to the soca genre and their role as exemplary community figures. Both artists graced the stage at the Antigua and Barbuda Day festivities and received special recognition for their performances.
The Citation bestowed upon them contained the following sentiments: “The Nassau County Legislature wishes to pay tribute to individuals who embody qualities of integrity, dedication, and outstanding service to our County and their communities
Claudette Peters’ journey to New York was facilitated by the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission. Notably, she managed to evade any travel complications stemming from a local travel agent, as indicated in a release issued by the Commission on Saturday. It’s worth noting that the travel hiccup primarily affected the Hell’s Gate Steel Orchestra, preventing their delegation from departing as planned.