Vincentian soca artiste Shertz “Problem Child” James, right, and CDC Marketing Officer, Esworth “Ezzie” Roberts

Vincentian soca artiste Shertz “Problem Child” James has made it to the finals of the Trinidad and Tobago International Soca Monarch competition.

Problem Child met with officials of the Carnival Development Corporation on Tuesday in Kingstown.

The meeting discussed his musical success so far and his plans for the competition on Feb. 21.

“The Carnival Development Corporation stands resolute in their support of Problem Child’s bid for the coveted title of International Soca Monarch 2020.  We are exploring ways in which we can work in collaboration with him to show our support,” the CDC said in a statement.

Vincentian Hance John was a finalist in the Groovy category of the competition but did not make it to the final round.

“Both artistes thanked the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for their overwhelming love and support they received during their performances,” the CDC said.

Problem Child is scheduled to return to Trinidad and Tobago today, Wednesday.

A marketing team from the Carnival Development Corporation is scheduled to leave for Trinidad on Feb. 19.

They will be involved in the execution of several marketing initiatives during Trinidad carnival 2020.