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Social Security Board takes win in ‘Battle of the Corps’ challenge

- Public to vote for Second Chance Island
BVI Social Security Board won round three of UMI's 'Battle of the Corps' on Friday November 15, 2013. Photo: SRM Photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
UMI's 'Battle of the Corps', round three: Team Banco Popular vs team BVI Social Security Board. Photo: SRM photography
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the date for the final draws closer, the competition in the UMI Fashion’s 'Battle of the Corps' has been picking up pace and the crowd is getting larger as evident in round three held on Friday November 15, 2013. BVI Social Security Board (BVISSB) trumped Banco Popular to take the win.

Further, in a move that would see the competition getting even tenser, the public can log on to Virgin Islands News Online to vote for one of the already defeated teams to re-enter the competition in what is being described by promoter Ms Deborah O’Neal as “Second Chance Island.”

Last Friday’s battle saw one of the largest crowds at the frontage of the UMI Fashion Store in Road Town. Hundreds gathered for round three of the competition and it was the evening when team Banco Popular clashed with team BVI Social Security Board.

The team for that stage of the competition was ‘Feeling blue, thank God it’s Friday – Candy Strippers”. “That was the biggest crowd ever. It was an awesome opening, numbers each depicting what the organization represents. SSB did a skit showing all aspects of the board, including children, pregnant women and even senior citizens,” said Ms O’Neal.

Though they were no match for their strong competition, Banco Popular were extremely strong and catchy with their presentations. They showed who they provide coverage for- everyone, from birth to the stage where persons arrive at purchasing homes, boats and other properties. A large speed boat was also a part of their props.

“The panel of judges for the Battle of the Corps has a hard time but the ultimate judge will be the crowd,” explained Ms O’Neal. She further said the public has it in their hand to choose one of the teams that would have lost so far in the competition to re-enter and come up against BVI Electricity Company on December 6, 2013.

“ For Second Chance Island, log on to VINO from Wednesday November 20 and vote for the team you want to give a second chance,” said Ms O’Neal. The three teams are BVI Health Services Authority, Banco Popular and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

The finals of the competition begin in December 2013.

13 Responses to “Social Security Board takes win in ‘Battle of the Corps’ challenge”

  • back track (17/11/2013, 15:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    me love the pic go SSB
  • please (17/11/2013, 15:43) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Hope they could give the ppl dem benefits fast dey same way dem could win fashion show...LOL
  • JACK BE STILL (17/11/2013, 17:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    kudos again debbie great idea
  • big girls rules (17/11/2013, 18:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where was roy and eric
  • Tommy (18/11/2013, 09:17) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Banco Popular should of won.
    • Looking on (18/11/2013, 11:16) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      o please. how Banco was suppose to win when there presentation from the very begining was long and not getting to the point. then again look at the way Social Security spiced up the run way . Banco was so plain and simple!....... congrats ssb!!!
  • wow (18/11/2013, 11:28) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    that young lady in the blue dress and red heels is glowing!!!!!! everyone else looks nice as well!!!!!!
    • mary j (18/11/2013, 14:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I second the motion but Debbie we need another sale times are hard
  • + (18/11/2013, 15:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They did a really good job.
  • Great Job! (18/11/2013, 20:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Social Security did a fab job on the run way! There clothes was on point. Banco wha happen? Who picked ah you clothes??? And what about your make up and accessories?? And the opening skit, too too long. SSB staff was having fun on the runway, full of energy and i swear there whole staff was there cheering them on. Great job Jeanette and staff! Awesome showmanship!


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