JCI Antigua (formally known as Antigua Junior Chamber) produces the Annual Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show now in its 54th year. The pageant is held under the main theme “Empowering Women, Through Pageantry”. It celebrates the national queens of the region and further a field together on one stage to express the rich culture and heritage of their homeland as well as their individuality in talent, gown, public speaking, physical fitness and poise. It is the training ground for members both old and new in project management and execution. The Show has been an integral part of Antigua’s Carnival almost from its inception.
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.