Published 21 August 2019
Bucie Got It, St.Kitts and Nevis News Source
ANASTASHA ELLIOTT AT CARIFESTA 14.
St. Kitts and Nevis vendor Anastasha Elliott has been blessed with one such opportunity.She was asked to give a presentation that summarizes her journey to becoming a young and successful female entrepreneur, in Siparia, Trinidad, just a stone’s throw away from Venezuela.The initiative was organized by Agripreneur Mastermind Programme (AMP) of Trinidad and Tobago. It provides a platform for young people who are interested in agriculture to plan, run, and maintain a related business.
Elliott spoke to the importance of erasing the stigma that agriculture is dirty work. She also spoke to the establishment of business network.
Lead organizer for the initiative Alpha Sennon dubbed the event “Cousoumeh”, a traditional term that means all the flavours have come together well in the pot.
Homemade wines, local cuisine, homemade soaps, hair products, locally made chocolate and accessories accentuated the event.
Under the stars, with rhythmic beats of the drums, the sweetness of the steel pan and the products of the ambitious young minds, there is only one word that comes to mind- Cousoumeh.
Carifesta 14 shows once again that it is indeed a melting pot of culture, cuisine and music – the glue of the Caribbean islands.