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Expectations high for 2016 festival pageants

Miss BVI contestants from left to right: Reba E. Thomas, Erika Creque, Lakeisha R. A. Claxton and Mindy A. Paul. Photo: VINO
Contestants to the Prince and Princess show. Photo: VINO
Contestants to the Prince and Princess show. Photo: VINO
Performing a musica number. Photo: VINO
Performing a musica number. Photo: VINO
From left: Reba E. Thomas, Mindy A. Paul, Erika Creque and Lakeisha R. A. Claxton. Photo: VINO
From left: Reba E. Thomas, Mindy A. Paul, Erika Creque and Lakeisha R. A. Claxton. Photo: VINO
The Miss Junior and Mr BVI Pageant contestants. From left are Ms. J’Lessa Smith, Ms. Kenya Mathews, Ms. Dyese Turnbull, Ms. Jai-Ann Thomas and Ms. DjeMaoyia Smith, Mr Shemar Trim and Mr Akeem Stanley. Photo: VINO
The Miss Junior and Mr BVI Pageant contestants. From left are Ms. J’Lessa Smith, Ms. Kenya Mathews, Ms. Dyese Turnbull, Ms. Jai-Ann Thomas and Ms. DjeMaoyia Smith, Mr Shemar Trim and Mr Akeem Stanley. Photo: VINO
Modeling an elegant long skirt looing all chic. Photo: VINO
Modeling an elegant long skirt looing all chic. Photo: VINO
Erika Creque working the runway in a hot summer piece. Photo: VINO
Erika Creque working the runway in a hot summer piece. Photo: VINO
Another elegant and stylish ensemble on display. Photo: VINO
Another elegant and stylish ensemble on display. Photo: VINO
Reba E. Thomas rocking the runway during the pageant launch last evening. Photo: VINO
Reba E. Thomas rocking the runway during the pageant launch last evening. Photo: VINO
Another stunning design gracing the runway. Photo: VINO
Another stunning design gracing the runway. Photo: VINO
Erika Creque modeling a piece on the catwalk. Photo: VINO
Erika Creque modeling a piece on the catwalk. Photo: VINO
Lakeisha R. A. Claxton modelling on stage during the launch of the Miss BVI and other pageants. Photo: VINO
Lakeisha R. A. Claxton modelling on stage during the launch of the Miss BVI and other pageants. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As residents gear up for Emancipation Festival 2016, many anticipate a high level of performance from especially contestants of the various pageants being organised for this year’s celebration.

This was voiced by several persons among the large crowd that filled the auditorium of Maria's by the Sea last night June 17, 2016.

"They better come good this year," said Kent Malone a patron at last night’s "Reveal" of contestants for Miss BVI, Miss JR BVI, Mr JR BVI and the July 24, 2016 Prince and Princess pageants.

As the contestants took to the microphone in their first public appearance, there were the usual blunders of some being overwhelmed by the presence of the crowd as they forgot their lines. However, they received their expected high level of support as the crowd was very forgiving and cheered them on.

As first and accurately reported by this news site on June 16, 2016, four will vie for the crown as Miss BVI 2016-2017, a position that would see the victorious contestant becoming an ambassador for the territory at home and on international stages.

This news site had first and accurately reported on the names of the contestants of the Miss Jr BVI and Mr Jr BVI some five hours before they were officially revealed.

Festival Pageant Committee Chairperson, Ms Janette N. Brin assured patrons of a quality performance but also admonished residents to give the contestants their fullest support as, according to her, it takes the general community to help them be the best they can be.

While the committee didn't reveal all or most of the prizes that are up for grabs this year, especially for the most senior pageant, National Bank of the Virgin Islands presented the committee with a cheque of $7,500, which was announced as one of the prizes for the winner of the Miss BVI Pageant.

17 Responses to “Expectations high for 2016 festival pageants”

  • next (18/06/2016, 14:18) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Old news i saw this on vino a few days ago
  • I need to know (18/06/2016, 14:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What are the prizes for Miss Jr. BVI?
  • Fan (18/06/2016, 17:05) Like (74) Dislike (0) Reply
    All of you look beautiful, only one I am familiar with. Words of advice stay true to your self, watch your words and actions. All the best is wished to each one of you.
  • Really???? (18/06/2016, 18:09) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    I thought VINO was banned from this event!!!!!
  • Observing (18/06/2016, 20:24) Like (24) Dislike (7) Reply
    Contestants, please use your own hair. Sometimes the fake hair diminishes your natural beauty.
  • rattie (18/06/2016, 22:58) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    the whole 2016 festival is a flopp...mvw must go
  • j (19/06/2016, 09:03) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms. Jr. Ms BVI should be for persons that are too young for Ms BVI show, not for persons who are of age to compete in the MS BVI show.
  • morning (19/06/2016, 09:39) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    Happy Father's Day to all the mothers doing it all! stay strong ladies-your kids adore you.
  • Bvi nice (19/06/2016, 21:04) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    even the dress they wearing are ugly
  • cbc (21/06/2016, 08:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why all this negativity? Can u do better? Then U should have complete for Miss BVI...... It takes one with courage to Grace the stage, these 4 contestants did just that. Encourage them. Contestants word of Encouragement. ENHALE POSITIVE, EXHALE NEGATIVE......


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