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First Miss Earth BVI Pageant set for June 2013

The first ever Miss Earth BVI Pageant is set for June 2013 to appropriately coincide with National Environment Day. World Environment Day is also observed in June. Photo: Faceboook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The importance of preserving the environment through conservation and other means are quickly sweeping through communities of the Virgin Islands with the most recent crafted initiative being a planned first annual Miss Earth British Virgin Islands Pageant.

The pageant is set for June 2013 to appropriately coincide with National Environment Day. World Environment Day is also observed in June.

This is a collaborative effort of Xandar’s Coaching and Consulting Agency and Belle Entertainment and according to one of the organisors, Riiva Williams, the response from both stakeholders and possible contestants has been encouraging.

Ms Williams is promising a pageant of a difference and noted that the primary purpose of the initiative is to help raise awareness of relevant environmental issues specific to communities the contestants will represent, in addition to emphasising intellectual growth, community awareness and environmental appreciation of the Virgin Islands.

In a presentation on January 24, 2013 by Minister for Communications and Works Hon. Mark H. Vanterpool, he alluded to the growing need to place emphasis on initiatives that would impact protecting the environment. He spoke of his ministry’s role to play in this regard through energy conservation.

“The time has now come for us to truly enter the 21st century and recognize that we too in the Virgin Islands must do our part in protecting the environment and develop alternate methods for the supply of energy,” said Hon. Vanterpool. He had also indicated that over the next three years, in conjunction with the BVI Electricity Corporation, the government will modernize Legislation governing energy development, reduce consumption of electricity by some 30 percent by implementing various conservation methods and implement renewable energy systems which will diversify the way energy is produced.

“By 2023, our Territory will have almost half of its energy produced by renewable means. This will result in a smaller carbon footprint for our territory and allow us to do our part in reducing Global Warming,” envisaged Minister Vanterpool.

That may be one of the likely subjects of contestants for the inaugural pageant in addition to focusing on the goal of gaining confidence in dealing with challenges, even as they elevate themselves through public speaking, personal appearance, social development, educational and career goals and becoming positive role models throughout the Territory.

According to a recent press release circulated by the promoters, the winner of Miss Earth British Virgin Islands will become an Environmental Ambassador of the VI and will have the opportunity to represent the Territory in several shows throughout the Caribbean and internationally.

“We also encourage each participants to take part in any positive programme where they can become involved in the community,” the release had stated.

The winner of the Miss Earth BVI crown will also receive handsome prize packages including Charlie Co. Green Frost Shoes, $5,000 cash, trip to Miss Earth, trip to Miss Humanities, trip to Miss Jamzone, official Trophy, official Sash, Kindle and a trophy for participating.

Contestants will compete in five categories; Introduction, Swimwear, Culture Costume, Talent, Evening Wear and Question and Answer.

The pageant committee is currently accepting applications from young women 18-26 years of age and persons interested in entering the pageant can send email to missearthbvi@gmail.com or find the committee on Facebook www.facebook.com/missearth.bvi.

Closing date for applications is February 28, 2013.

23 Responses to “First Miss Earth BVI Pageant set for June 2013”

  • persia (30/01/2013, 14:52) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    goodness another pageant??? gosh
    • LOL (30/01/2013, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (10) Reply
      Like u jelus u don't have looks and learns for pageants..lmao. Halloween mussy your ting..lmfao
      • zz (30/01/2013, 17:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Blame it on the bording tola....
      • With All Due Respect (30/01/2013, 19:50) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        The word is 'jealous'. And only the dear Lord knows what you meant by 'learns'. Perhaps education? or brains? Halloween may be Persia's 'thing' but one ought to wonder what is yours as it obviously isn't grammar or spelling!

        Advise: this is a public forum and everyone is entitled to their own views. If you are going to ATTEMPT to discredit another person for their opinion, please check yourself first!
        • Jim (30/01/2013, 23:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          There are people with only one agendum... the return to power
          • Country Gal (31/01/2013, 10:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
            With All Due Respect... you surely took Miss/Mr LOL to School......lmao... I just cant stop laughing
  • bam see (30/01/2013, 15:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    another queen show again?.....this lil place have too many queen shows. i'm glad government form that unit to look into these non profit stuff. oh! keep vanterpool away from this show because andrew them say he's getting cross
    • MISS Boss (30/01/2013, 15:34) Like (0) Dislike (21) Reply
      Hush ya trap sah, this is our culture..if u don't like it catch a plane..lol
      • Choices (31/01/2013, 10:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Catch a plane to where a**hole....East End? i have the same color passport as yours (maroon) with your crap...
  • Online Now (30/01/2013, 15:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is it with the obsession with pageants here? The outward appearance is more important now than the substance? I guess we see that everyday with the flash cars, weekly hair appointments compared with the littered country and high value loans. Beauty over academic performance.
  • Mr Earth (30/01/2013, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    About time. Always wondering y we didnt have one already. Any means of promoting the environment must be welcomed
  • Jups (30/01/2013, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good initiative
  • tom (30/01/2013, 15:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree this should be an annual pageant, it is a good prupose..whatever vehicle is used to make people aware of the environment and its upkeep must be appreciated
  • Phil (30/01/2013, 15:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    couldn't agree more...I love pageants :)
  • Madness (30/01/2013, 15:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do not hold this nonsense in the multisports complex - its a multisports complex not a beauty pageant complex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Country Gal (30/01/2013, 15:58) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    My Goodness.. Another Pageant - Ms. EARTH... Next year it will be Ms. SEA then Ms. PLANET....Enough Pageants Please find some other interesting event to bring to this place.
  • bigger picture (30/01/2013, 16:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    instead of basic swim suit, evening wear.. how about a costume designed to look like environment needing to be protected. BVI miss Universe had a fabulous costume using coral, stones, star fish etc. That would really drive home what makes this pagent different. Also, the Q and A should be significant enough for the contestants to explain why the environment is important to protect. I find it ironic that Vanterpool and Pickering are the two people most likely to violate the environment at this time. They have to make choices- when do they stand up for the environment?
  • popskull (30/01/2013, 22:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is best it have a Miss Nuclear Weapon Show because how can we protect the earth if them big Nations making Nuclear Weapons...
    • Blu (31/01/2013, 15:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMAO.....Please don't kill me....I like this comment wow...I needed that laugh
  • billyb (30/01/2013, 23:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dem can barely find contestants for miss bvi, now dem asking for people for another pageant? I wonder if you can be a mother and be a part of this one? After all, we have to recycle dese young woman too, wah you say???
  • insider (31/01/2013, 12:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you all who are supporting this project. The Miss Earth Pageant is one of the "Big 4" Pageants with in the world (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International) and we see this as a chance to showcase the BVI once again while protecting and working with different organisations here within the Virgin Islands. Of course we are asking the public for your support as this is different and we would like this to become an Annual event. As we expected the little wise cracks here and there so we are asking for a chance to work this out. you can follow us via facebook add us as a friend, via youtube and our website www.missearthbvi.com Thank you all
  • JASMINE PEREZ (31/01/2013, 13:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you all for your comments (good and bad). We have decided to use the platform of pageantry because it is a platform that we are familiar with and have both grown and gained opportunities from, as women of the community we would like to encourage other young women to use their time to promote a positive message and in turn we will try to show them opportunities to advance in the areas that interest them. I have see some great ideas on the news blogs and we will be considering incorporating them into this pageant. Please keep in mind that we need community support in order to be a success. Thank you again for all of you comment and I hope that everyone that read my post has a wonderful day :-)
  • pat (01/02/2013, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what does beauty and good genes, and clothing have to do with the earth and in figuring out how to save it?

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