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7 receive Philanthropic Awards from Miss World BVI Committee

- Premier Andrew A. Fahie takes baton from Dr D. Orlando Smith
Minister for Education, Culture, Agriculture, Fisheries, Sports, and Youth Affairs, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), 2nd from left, presents the Beauty with a Purpose Philanthropic Award to retired early childhood educator Ms Cecily Malone. Left is young entrepreneur and humanitarian Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’. Photo: VINO
Franchise holder of Miss World BVI Damion C. Grange, right, presents former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith, left, with a special award for his support of the Miss World BVI Premier's Beauty with a Purpose Philanthropic Awards while in office. Photo: VINO
Franchise holder of Miss World BVI Damion C. Grange, right, presents former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith, left, with a special award for his support of the Miss World BVI Premier's Beauty with a Purpose Philanthropic Awards while in office. Photo: VINO
Reigning Mrs BVI Shondrea N. Turnbull, right, presents Dr Robert A. Mathavious with an award for his invaluable contribution towards the Financial Services Industry over the years. Photo: VINO
Reigning Mrs BVI Shondrea N. Turnbull, right, presents Dr Robert A. Mathavious with an award for his invaluable contribution towards the Financial Services Industry over the years. Photo: VINO
2017 Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas-Santos, left, presents Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE with an award for her contribution towards the Financial Services Industry of the Virgin Islands over the years. Photo: VINO
2017 Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas-Santos, left, presents Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE with an award for her contribution towards the Financial Services Industry of the Virgin Islands over the years. Photo: VINO
2017 Miss World BVI Helena A. Hewlett, right, and 2018 Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas-Santos. Photo: VINO
2017 Miss World BVI Helena A. Hewlett, right, and 2018 Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas-Santos. Photo: VINO
SCRUB ISLAND, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has been applauded for willingly taking the baton of Miss World BVI 2019 Premier's Beauty with a Purpose Philanthropic Awards, resulting in seven being awarded this year.

The ceremony was held on August 31, 2019 at Scrub Island Resort where former Premier Dr D. Orlando Smith was a special honouree.

Baton successfully handed over

According to franchise holder of Miss World BVI Damion C. Grange, because his committee subscribes fully with the notion of the international organisation's Beauty with a Purpose (BWAP), that beauty is more than skin deep, the Philanthropic Awards event on the local front was designed some four years ago.

"And that is our way of identifying persons within our community and organisations who give selflessly of their time, resources, their skills and energy."

Persons present heard that when the award was initiated the then Premier, Dr Smith, subscribed to the idea and in like manner when the current Premier, Hon Fahie, was approached, "He was more than happy to continue having the Premier's Office as the Premier's Beauty with a Purpose Award."

For his support over the years, Dr Smith was presented a special award.

Awards

This year's BWAP Philanthropic Awards were presented to two persons and one organisation.

Outstanding Philanthropic Awards went to retired early childhood educator Ms Cecily Malone. The Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Organisation went to the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) and the Lifetime Philanthropist Award went to Ernest Scatliffe aka ‘Popeye’, who was not present as it was announced he is currently experiencing health challenges.

Also receiving special awards for their invaluable contributions to the Virgin Islands (VI) economy were Mrs Lorna G. Smith OBE, for the causes she championed in the Financial Services Industry and Dr Robert A. Mathavious who has also played a pivotal role in the territory's "bread and butter" industry.

Meanwhile, Mr Robin Gaul received a special award for being a long-time silent supporter of the Miss World BVI Organisation, in addition to many other charitable organisations across the territory.

The presentation of the Caribbean Insurers’ Scepter and the Coronation were also other key components of the ceremony.

2017 Miss World BVI Helena A. Hewlet presented the Scepter to 2018 Miss World BVI Yadali Thomas-Santos.

6 Responses to “7 receive Philanthropic Awards from Miss World BVI Committee”

  • Attendee (03/09/2019, 11:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I had the distinct pleasure of attending this Gala. The Miss World Team should be highly commended for an excellent event. The Even was tastefully put together, I was totally impressed, Good Job Miss World BVI committee.
  • Always in ting (03/09/2019, 13:45) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Gumpshion go sit down. Brandson puppet
    • north sound (04/09/2019, 09:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      While you’ll hating on Mr. Creque he’s elevating himself and the community. The more you hate on him the more he seems to be getting bless. I’m sure Mr. Creque ain’t even bothered by a bunch of haters who wish they was in his position. It burn you hates that Mr. Creque making you guys look like $hit!
    • Good things (04/09/2019, 11:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @always in ting, that’s so true; but what kinda things he’s involved in? Good or Bad? I rather this young man be in good things than you who always in bad things.
  • Hmmmm (05/09/2019, 00:47) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    All of a sudden Branson's muse is the highlight of the community he needs to go further his education since he is a high school drop out always fronting with the "top shottas" them....puppet at its best
    • lol (05/09/2019, 06:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @hmmmm yes! Gumption is a high school dropout who making tons of people who’s not a dropout looks bad and sad. My opinion he doesn’t need to graduate from school. What he have could never be thought in school. You’ll just hating because it’s the culture to do so. Mr. Creque seems to be doing very well and like his puppet master Branson - he too his a high school dropout. Gumption is Well plunged in and using what he knows for community good. What are you jokers doing? However you’ll continue to see Mr. Creque with a lot of bigger people over the next years. Billionaire in training. We need more people like Gumption and less people of you!!!


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