From left: Oneisha Lavia, Moressa Small, Osheca Edwards, Shanta Williams, Shiwani Massiah, and Heshbon Jocelyn.

Carnival activities in North Leeward constituency climax this weekend, beginning Friday with six young ladies vying for the title of Miss North Leeward 2014 at the Petit Bordel Hard-court.

The six contestants are Miss Spring Village, 19-year-old Shiwani Massiah; Miss Fitz Hughes, 20-year-old Moressa Small; Miss Petit Bordel, 16-year-old Osheca Edwards; Miss Troumaca, 20-year-old Heshbon Jocelyn; Miss Rose Hall, 16-year-old Shanta Williams, and Miss Chateaubelair, 16-year-old Oneisha Lavia.

They will be judged in four categories: Interview, Talent, Evening Wear, and Swimwear.

A special award will be given for the contestant that is most popular on the social networking website, Facebook.

Pageant coordinator Rolmina Matthews said the event promises to be bigger and better than previous years and she is asking the public to support young ladies.

“The show is a developmental process, which assists these young ladies to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem,” Matthews said, adding, “I’m expecting this year’s show to be eminent.”

Matthews expressed confidence in the young and promised that, saying, “I promise they (patrons) won’t be disappointed.”

The event is also expected to see performances from LIME Soca Dans and other local artistes.

Fayasha Lewis is reigning Miss North the Leeward.

Following the beauty show, revellers will take to the street for the J’ouvert celebration on Saturday, which will take place from outside Petit Bordel Secondary School to Fitz Hughes, and culminate in Chateaubelair. The carnival activities will conclude with an evening jump up, with music by Simple Soundz Family.

Last year, the North Leeward Carnival was voted Most Improve Rural Carnival, by the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC).

The major sponsors for the North Leeward Carnival, includes the St. Vincent Brewery and LIME.