Erna Reynolds is the 2016 Carnival Mother’s Queen

Erna Reynolds won six awards in her successful quest for the title of Mother's Queen
Erna Reynolds won five awards in her successful quest for the title of Mother’s Queen

Erna Reynolds, 24, of Massacre, has been crowned the 2016 Carnival Mother’s Queen.

Reynold surpassed five other contestants at this year’s competition hosted at the Arawak House of Culture on Saturday.

She won awards for Best Talent, Best in Swimwear, Best Traditional Masquerade Wear and Best in Traditional Masquerade Wear. She was also named Miss Photogenic  and Miss Intelligent.

“I feel delighted. I feel great. Words cannot explain how I feel right now,” she stated.

The overjoyed winner thanked all of her supporters.

“It helped a lot. When I heard them, that just gave me the strength to just do what I have to do,” she said.

She said that she hopes to spread the message that mothers can be responsible, yet have fun.

Tara Oscar of Portsmouth secured the first runner up title and copped the awards for Best Evening Wear, Best in Evening Wear and Best Swimwear.

Latisha Lockhart, who represented Newtown and Pointe Michel, placed second runner up and won the award for Miss Amity.

Last year’s winner, Frances Lockhart, was also present at the event.

Reynolds, flanked by Tara Oscar (left) and Latisha Lockhart
Reynolds, flanked by Tara Oscar (left) and Latisha Lockhart

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  1. massacre girl
    February 1, 2016

    Congrats Erna,thanks for making me and the people from massacre so proud. we love you darling , keep up the good work and stay positive at all times.

  2. Tweet
    February 1, 2016

    Idiot one is best swimwear, the other best in swimwear.

  3. Well well well
    February 1, 2016

    best swim wear and best in swim wear . different category.

  4. befilia
    February 1, 2016

    The queen got best in swimwear and the 1st runner up got best swimwear

  5. MUDD
    February 1, 2016

    The show was well judge. The Judges for the Queen show should take example.

  6. Say Mas Nou
    February 1, 2016

    Erna job well done it goes to show that a mother can do things to please her self positively

  7. Bunny
    February 1, 2016

    :lol: Read dead. ,,,,,,,best in wimsuit and Best best swimsuit is different ,,,,read a little more

  8. udony
    January 31, 2016

    Not even Queen Victoria own such a big crown. Congratulations.

  9. Face the Facts
    January 31, 2016

    Congratulations to you, Miss 2016 Carnival Queen’s Mother. You must have performed excellently to receive these awards.
    Yes, mother’s can be responsible and have fun. This was not so in those days about “having fun” while mothers nurtured their children. Many stayed home. It shows we are residing in a different era and times have changed.
    What is important you nurture your child or children to be overall godly, good and model citizens which will benefit them to adulthood and in years to come. Being a Carnival Queen, it is your obligation as a mother to instill this discipline.
    Good luck in all your future endeavors. Enjoy carnival. Have fun God bless!

  10. God will see us thru
    January 31, 2016

    big CONGRATULATIONS Erna. hard work and being a super-mum pays off.

  11. concerned
    January 31, 2016

    Rescue 911 read it well…one won best swimwear the other won best IN swimwear. Two different awards.

  12. love I
    January 31, 2016

    No…the Queen got best In swimwear..that means how she walked and carried herself..and the runner up got Best swimwear..the outfit alone…two different wins

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  14. proud resident
    January 31, 2016

    Congrats Erna you made us proud in Petite soufriere. You were so good. We couldn’t make to the show but we listened, u had our fullest support

  15. Rescue 911
    January 31, 2016

    So the queen and the first runner-up both got best swimwear?

    • Unknow
      January 31, 2016

      She didn’t get best swim wear she got best in swim wear…Tara got swim wear

    • grand bay resident
      January 31, 2016

      Best in swimwear and best swimwear is 2 different awards, read properly. Stupes

    • A Doubting Thomas In Solidarity
      January 31, 2016

      I heard best swimwear and best IN swimwear two different categories I believe. Congratulations to the winner, the runner-ups and to all the contestants.

    • GB
      January 31, 2016

      Best in and best swimwear.

    • Jacey
      January 31, 2016

      The queen won the award for, Best \”IN\” swimwear and the runner up won, Best swimwear…

    • Jay
      January 31, 2016

      Winner: Best in swim wear, 1st runner up:Best swim wear

    • Rasta
      January 31, 2016

      One got best swimwear and the other best in swimwear.

    • Sharma
      January 31, 2016

      There is best swimwear and best in (IN) swimwear. Erna got best in swimwear while the first runner up copped the prize for the best swimwear it’s two different awards.

    • committee member
      January 31, 2016

      Erna received Best in Swimwear and Tara received Best Swimwear..

    • Really?
      January 31, 2016

      One was ” Best” and one was “Best In”. I can’t recall which one won which.

    • Just Me
      January 31, 2016

      No. One got best IN swimwear and the other best swinwear

    • 100% Nature Isle girl
      January 31, 2016

      no, it is best swimwear and best in swimwear

    • ????????
      January 31, 2016

      These are 2 different awards… Best in Swimwear (she moved best in her Swimwear) whilst best Swimmwear means the best swimwear with the best fit. One can have the best swimwear but fail to move magnificently in it. OK Rescue 911

    • Ideal
      January 31, 2016

      Tara got ” Best Swimwear” but Erna got ” Best in Swimwear”. There is a difference. Congrats all.

    • Beauty
      January 31, 2016

      No…the winner got best in swimwear and first runner up got best swimwear….can’t you read???

    • God will see us thru
      January 31, 2016

      there is a difference, read properly before commenting so u don’t sound foolish. BEST SWIMWEAR and BEST IN SWIMWEAR. the difference is the word “IN”. please read again.

    • RIcksho
      January 31, 2016

      one got BEST SWIMWEAR and the other got BEST IN SWIMWEAR.. Read first…

    • Reader
      January 31, 2016

      No Best IN Swimwear is different from Best Swimwear

    • C
      January 31, 2016

      There is a difference between “Best Swimwear” and “Best IN Swimwear”….. Best in Swimwear means she had a better body but the swim suit was not al that!!!

    • Really?
      February 1, 2016

      There is no need for for rescue cause if you knew anything about pageants you would know that there is a category for Best Swimwear and Best in Swimwear. Read the news properly before you make any comments

    • Really?
      February 1, 2016

      There is no need for rescue cause if you knew anything about pageants you would know that there is a category for Best Swimwear and Best in Swimwear. Read the news properly before you make any comments

    • think first
      February 1, 2016

      no fool!one is best swimwear the other is best IN swimwear.

    • Concerned 2
      February 1, 2016

      The queen got best in swimwear… not best swimwear!!!

    • MUDD
      February 1, 2016

      Boudiere Dominicans learn to read. It clearing state that the Mother Queen got best in swimwear whereas the 1st runner up got best swimwear. And the people who agreed with you are more dump.

    • Reader
      February 1, 2016

      English and Understanding.
      First Runner up got only “Best Swimwear” which means her swimwear was more desirable or outstanding. It looked great and was the type of suitable swimwear for the event and then the winner got “best IN swimwear” which means she more than likely modeled and posed and walked and looked the best in it, maybe a little better than the others.
      and to those who liked the comment… smh. lol

    • M
      February 1, 2016

      Reread article before posting comment.

    • ddd
      February 1, 2016

      Read before u comment Rescue 911 there is best swimwear and best in swimwear

    • Sexitrii
      February 1, 2016

      I just could not help it…………….. Best IN swimwear (Queen) and Best swimwear (1st Runnner UP) …………….. CLEARLY PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE……………. smh

    • Possie
      February 1, 2016

      one person received the award for best swimwear and the other received the award for best in swimwear (how you carry yourself in the swimwear)

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