No. 31 Corporal Jain Benta emerged the winner of the first-time
Police King Competition that was held on the weekend in place of
the annual queens pageant that heralds Police Week.
The other placed participants were first runner-up Sergeant Clint
Spencer and second runner-up Constable Ewarth Nedd.
Benta is Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney’s aide de camp, while
Spencer is attached to the Criminal Investigations Department’s
Tactical Operational Unit, and Nedd is attached to the St. John’s
Police Station but works at the Heritage Quay Outpost.
Six competitors had been in training to ensure they thrilled the
audience. However, REAL News learned that one apparently
developed cold feet and dropped out, resulting in only five taking
This show, on Saturday, September 9, at the Antigua Recreation
Grounds, was a pre-activity ahead of the week of events being held
under the theme “With Dignity and Pride, We Are Working Together
With Our Community, Police Week 2023.”
The official week runs from Sunday, September 10, to September 17,
and commenced with a church service at the Swetes Wesleyan
Other events planned for the celebration include the much-
anticipated Police Calypso Monarch Competition, the Malcolm
Nicholas Cup Competition, and the eagerly awaited presentation by
the Police Drama Group.