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Who’s to blame? Will a 2nd Miss BVI be dethroned? – Residents ask

Many have been calling for answers to questions they feel the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee needs to step forward and provide answers to as it related to their claims of the 2014 Miss BVI Jaynene Jno Lewis not having any legal status in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
It was the second year around that Jaynene Jno Lewis contested in the Miss BVI Pageant in the Virgin Islands and won the hearts of the panel of judges this time around which saw her being crowned the queen for the intended period 2014 – 2015. Photo: VINO/File
It was the second year around that Jaynene Jno Lewis contested in the Miss BVI Pageant in the Virgin Islands and won the hearts of the panel of judges this time around which saw her being crowned the queen for the intended period 2014 – 2015. Photo: VINO/File
Sources close to the pageantry industry in the Virgin Islands have reliably informed this news site that contrary to the rules that govern the pageant, the new Miss BVI does not hold a naturalized status as she does not have a Virgin Islands’ passport and neither of her parents are Virgin Islanders. Photo: VINO/File
Sources close to the pageantry industry in the Virgin Islands have reliably informed this news site that contrary to the rules that govern the pageant, the new Miss BVI does not hold a naturalized status as she does not have a Virgin Islands’ passport and neither of her parents are Virgin Islanders. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many have been calling for answers to questions they feel the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee need to step forward and provide answers to as it related to their claims of the 2014 Miss BVI Jaynene Jno Lewis not having any legal status in the Virgin Islands.

They said this status is necessary for her to represent the Territory at other international pageants especially the Miss Universe Pageant.

However according to the rules of the pageant the BVIF&FC has the right to make amends as it relates to the status of a contestant.

It says “An eligible applicant must be a BVIslander or Belonger with a valid passport and permanently residing in the BVI, subject to the right of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (the ‘Committee) to amend this requirement in its absolute discretion for residents of long standing.

A copy of the applicant’s passport must be submitted with the application,” state the rules as is on the BVI pageant’s website.

It was the second year around that Jaynene Jno Lewis contested in the Miss BVI Pageant in the Virgin Islands and won the hearts of the panel of judges this time around which saw her being crowned the queen for the intended period 2014 – 2015.

However much controversy has arisen since, plugging the questions as to whether she would be allowed to reign for the period or would she have to give up the crown.

Sources close to the pageantry industry in the Virgin Islands have reliably informed this news site that contrary to the rules that govern the pageant, the new Miss BVI does not hold a naturalized status as she does not have a Virgin Islands’ passport and neither of her parents are Virgin Islanders.

“This is a big error on the part Ms Jno Lewis herself and the pageant committee,” said one of our sources. “It means that she didn’t read the rules or if she did she took things for granted and didn’t ensure that she get the relevant requirements up to the day of the pageant,” the source added.

“I blame the pageant committee for not protecting her from herself because all they needed to do was to make two phone calls to verify status, Labour and Immigration, this whole public display that will obviously have an emotional effect on her could have been avoided but the committee failed to realize that this not long time people will speak up, it’s a matter of principle.”

Several calls to members of the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee members yesterday and also to Head of the Pageant Committee Ms Alicia Hamm went unanswered. This news site will continue to seek for an explanation or confirmation to these claims as provided by our sources and as are plastered throughout social media.

Abigail F. Hyndman who was the Miss BVI queen for 2011 was surrounded by similar concerns but those were said to be a far cry from the current Miss BVI situation as Ms Hyndman while not being a born Virgin Islander had legal status as well as her roots were directly of the VI.

In the case of Ms Jno Lewis she was allegedly born on the Island of St Croix and not to parents of with Virgin Islands status.

This news site will continue to seek answers to this and other issues that have been said to mar the 60th celebrations of Festival in the Virgin Islands.

The first queen to have been dethroned was Miss BVI 2006 Martha J. Ramirez because she had gotten pregnant during her reign against the rules. Ramirez is an accomplished Medical Doctor in the Virgin Islands.

183 Responses to “Who’s to blame? Will a 2nd Miss BVI be dethroned? – Residents ask”

  • well saw (11/08/2014, 08:29) Like (22) Dislike (126) Reply
    Everything the NDP involved always ends up in confusion & chaos. The rules are the rules. Give the crown to Findlay. She was robed.
    • rules (11/08/2014, 10:21) Like (144) Dislike (17) Reply
      I agree the rules are the rules. Here are the rules:

      - Contestant must be BVIslander/Belonger OR at the absolute discretion of the Committee, a long-standing resident of the BVI. It says OR, not AND. READ!

      - The Judges decision is FINAL!!

      Tell her run again if she want to win, we have our Queen and we are proud of her! Even the Premier mentioned how FLAWLESS her performance was. These people need to go take a nap and catch themselves from causing confusion. Queen Jaynene not giving up that crown until 2015 that's a fact.
      • SMH (11/08/2014, 18:09) Like (51) Dislike (0) Reply
        So why wasn't this all addressed from the start when these girls practiced together? Made appearances together? Did outings together? Why? Because no one feared her. She was good enough to make up numbers. Now the crown is on top her head and all hell breaking loose! This is so embarrassing for our country. Crabs in a bucket. Don't cry it's the principle when it's her second attempt and no one made a fuss then either. Jno, I wish you well! Keep your head held high.
      • Yes (12/08/2014, 09:41) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
        I would like to see her application form
        make it public
      • chad (12/08/2014, 09:46) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
        it was not question because she all had us fool
        I sure everyone think she had something for here
      • @rules (12/08/2014, 14:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        What determines long term residence in years? That needs to be explained. The chair person of the queens committee alone cannot make a decision if someone can run for miss BVI based on long term residence. It is too much of a touchy subject. She needed to take it to the corporate body but she did not. You all over looking the fact that the committee failed these young ladies. The Premier is the Premier and had to save face. It's all politics do don't get jumpy with his remarks
      • Amen @rules (17/08/2014, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        She worked so hard for crown let her have it, she deserved it. C'mon stop looking at favorites. If she was born in st. Croix, st. Croix is still in the Virgin Islands. C'mon ppl is time u all grow up!! Stop fusing over every little thing!!!! Have a g
    • peace (11/08/2014, 13:47) Like (27) Dislike (7) Reply
      How was she robbed ! She didnt win the show !
    • 123 (11/08/2014, 13:51) Like (9) Dislike (87) Reply
      I will of deport her, to me she making fun of our system, she like ayo cannot do me anything I is a boss
      • Curious (14/08/2014, 13:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You need to learn to read and write before making comments. .........
    • chupes (11/08/2014, 16:56) Like (60) Dislike (3) Reply
      You sound so stupid. If the damn girl for Alvera had deserve to win then she would have had the crown from since the 3rd of august.
    • well saw (11/08/2014, 23:37) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      She Was Not Robed Did She Answer The Question The Lady Ask Her.....NO Just Like Her Mother Don't Think B4 Them Talk
      • huh (12/08/2014, 11:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Neither did our queen so your comment has no substance. None of the girls were impressive in interview or q&a in my opinion. So lets forget about the show and who deserved to win and focus on rectifying this issue so in the future non belongers are not allowed to hold the title of miss bvi. The show is over and prizes have already been handed out lets focus on the important rectifying this issue so it never occurs again the future. Arguing over who was or not robbed is childish and petty we are above that!
    • KPO (12/08/2014, 14:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Keep politics out of this you moron, the same set of individuals that's running the committee now was the same set running it under VIP government.
    • Oh please. (12/08/2014, 14:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why is it that anything that happens NDP is too blame. Yes like really the ministers sit there and complot all this. Grow up and find a book, cos intellect is not your forte.
    • SHAME (12/08/2014, 19:47) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Most Tola people r very very angry n jealous people , i really dont know y other people bother with them.sometimes i wonder,no one from another island is good enough to get a reward in Tola but a Tolian n that is stink A winner
  • R u ? (11/08/2014, 08:32) Like (183) Dislike (9) Reply
    R you kidding me? I mean, she is not to blame! The committee was to deny her application. She worked hard for her accomplishment. Let the girl reign. Just don't allow that to happen again! Come on people, let's have a heart!
    • What? (11/08/2014, 09:51) Like (89) Dislike (3) Reply
      How can they deny her application and she is a long standing Citizen, which is one of the criteria. It said Belonger OR at the discretion of the committee, long-standing Citizens. This is why people from outside will always come here and raid us dry, we do not frigging read anything! We love confusion so much.
      • Help please (12/08/2014, 14:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please someone help me understand how this young lady can still have the status of "Long Standing Citizen" when de lady had already left the BVI and was serving in the United States do you maintain that status and serve another country...It's not like the young lady was attending school!
  • One For All (11/08/2014, 08:32) Like (44) Dislike (7) Reply
    It also says in the rules you must be permanently residing in the BVI. Ms. Hyndman was not permanently residing in the BVI. This pageant's rules and committee need to be revamped.
    • bvi massive (11/08/2014, 09:50) Like (54) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ One for all , there were lots of previous Miss BVI queens that were born in the BVI , but were living in the USA , vied for the title and won . I went to BVI High School with some of them , they were in this year's 60th Queen show and in the parade too . Some of them still living away ,check your history this issue goes way back .
    • Yes (11/08/2014, 10:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      she was
  • Disgust (11/08/2014, 09:00) Like (83) Dislike (2) Reply
    Y'all just sickening in this place cant we have just ONE show without the blasted drama man
  • bb (11/08/2014, 09:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well saw
  • i was hacked (11/08/2014, 09:20) Like (141) Dislike (5) Reply
    WHEN U CANT BEAT THEM…CHEAT THEM? It sickens me to see how tola people act when the person they wanted to win didn’t. Now you all are doing every low handed mudslinging tactics to take Jaynene’s crown. She won fair and square. All of a sudden “she ain’t from here” is an excuse to dethrown her? Why didn’t the committee tell her that she couldn’t run the first time a few years ago? This is NONSENSE. THE GIRL GROW UP HERE. Jaynene is the REAL QUEEN
  • Well Sah (11/08/2014, 09:20) Like (110) Dislike (27) Reply
    I am willing to bet that it is alvera and miss p who are making all the noise. Why they didn't make noise when myron, mark and archie were elected?
    • Hold Up! (11/08/2014, 09:39) Like (24) Dislike (32) Reply
      Not trying to get involved in this mess, but I can tell you without a doubt that Alvera had nothing to do with what is going on. She heard it on the streets just like everybody else. If she is disappointed that her daughter didn't win I think that's the natural reaction of any mother in this situation. Can you fault her for that?? But for folks to blame her on this one, I had to correct to correct you man.
    • 6 district (11/08/2014, 10:27) Like (69) Dislike (14) Reply

      Just because the .th district representative daughter did not win, she up and down calling the community asking them to dethrone the Queen. Your daughter did well but she was not the judges choice. Stop your bs and let the queen enjoy her crown. I am certain that government can give her the documents to represents us as she spent all her childhood here.

      • OK Then (11/08/2014, 11:45) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
        Thank you!!! Governments all over the world do it all the time. They're acting as if she smuggled in here from St Croix on a mule barge. The girl born there, live here, school here. Whatever status she need she is eligible for and will get if necessary.
        • idiots (11/08/2014, 14:35) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
          Tell them again.....and I know for sure she parents ain been before no judge for thiefing and are good citizens of this country.....if ayo want thing to talk
          • BVIslander (11/08/2014, 16:25) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
            Be careful when you start talking thing. You see you hiding behind a fake name on a public blog. You are the idiot on this blog. What does that have to do with the issue at hand. Wait, let me slow down because I am pretty sure you are not understanding my proper english here. WHAT AH SAY IS SHUT UR SHUPID MOUT N GO SAY DUNG.......
    • hm (11/08/2014, 10:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      OK THEN!!!
    • Attorney at Law (13/08/2014, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You should be slapped with a law suit for calling out peoples names.
  • bvi (11/08/2014, 09:33) Like (10) Dislike (91) Reply
    Wow! She knew she was not a BVIslander; so why enter the pageant and now have to embarrass herself by giving up the crown which I never thought she deserved anyhow; but I guess they say "Judges decision is final" and I was not a judge
    • Curious (12/08/2014, 13:34) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      To bvi , u can never be a judge because ur brains seems to be upside down and back to front. The competent judges decision was very fair.......Jayene is and will akways be the real queen..... any other will be the sympathy queen......
      • @Curious (13/08/2014, 08:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Very stupid remark just like yourself. Those other girls have mothers as the winner and are real queens. Most of you are turning your eyes off the real problem here..The process in which the committee acted and this has not been the firt time under this present chair person. People in this island must learn to operate and act according to rules and regulations and also be specific in their rules and regulations.
  • Thing to talk (11/08/2014, 09:40) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Right the wrong (11/08/2014, 09:47) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    It is ok for Showtime to defend the wrong that was done to them and be corrected but it is not ok for the wrong that occurred in Mis BVI to be corrected. Too much wrongdoing has been occurring in this pageant committee and it needs to stop. I sat in Miss BVI and saw a judge coming off the judges stand and interacting with committee members. This is wrong. Wrong is wrong. The Pageant Committee cannot amend policy. THE CABINET can amend policy.
    • Fan (11/08/2014, 22:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I agree with you. Should they take back the champs from Vibe until they come up with a tie breaker? Mr Blyden publicly said that it was a tie between the 2 bands and the committee decided to give it to one band and change the rule independently. Ppl just remember it doesnt pay to do evil. This was all planned not to give any other band. It was all cooked up long before festival.
  • Fam (11/08/2014, 09:49) Like (120) Dislike (3) Reply
    Desperation at its best! Which part of the criteria did they miss? Ms. Jno-Lewis is a long-standing resident of the BVI having done all her schooling here. That is how she qualified for the show.

    “An eligible applicant must be a BVIslander or Belonger with a valid passport and permanently residing in the BVI, subject to the right of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (the ‘Committee) to amend this requirement in its absolute discretion for residents of long standing.

    Which part of the above people don't understand? The lady with the bag is who started this mess and she will regret it trust me. She is a very childish individual and it shows. It's a shameful display of ignorance. When the girls were launched nobody had a problem with Jaynene running for the show. They did the pre-judged segments at HLSCC and nobody had a problem. WHY???? Because they thought they had it in the 'BAG'. When they get a rude awakening and Jaynene won the show HANDS DOWN, they could not catch themselves. Most of them didn't even congratulate her. These people call themselves Christians? They are SICK SICK SICK! Someone said #1 went into the show 150points ahead of #3. That idiot that posted this is so stupid, if each segment was around 100 points and they only had two segments that night which were promo and interview, #5 won the promo, so how the hell could #1 be 150 points ahead #3? This means #3 came out of those segments with ZERO? People love confusion in this place! Jaynene is Ms. BVI 2014 and NOTHING they can do about it!!
    • Real (11/08/2014, 11:38) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
      I love this comment!!!!! TRUTH BE TOLD
    • Pearl (11/08/2014, 13:48) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      If the committee made an exception, the other contestants should have been informed. We're they aware of the situation?
      • Fam (11/08/2014, 14:14) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
        What exception? Why should they be informed of anything? They know from the get go what Jaynene status was as this issue came up when she ran the first time but because she didn't win there was no problem. This has nothing to do with who won, but rather who didn't win.
    • @fam (11/08/2014, 15:54) Like (5) Dislike (18) Reply
      Shows you how much you know. There were other pre points allocated added with the segments held at HLSCC so get your facts straight. There were points allocated for who showed up to every event and on time and Donrisha was there for all. I backed Doneusha and if they had given her the crown when she won it that night all this mess would not have happen. I don't blame the queen, I blame the committee. Doneisha does not need no after the fact crown. Allu need to keep off of her and her mother for they had nothing to do with this. The queen give away her self.
      • Fam (11/08/2014, 17:00) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
        That's besides the point. I backed Jaynene and it was obvious Doneisha had an edge heading into the show. I'm not a blind supporting idiot like most of you. However, there's no way she could be leading by 150 points and lose the show, get real. People like to pretend they have common sense while stoking the flames of discontent. The point is she lost and they need to get over it. As an elected official if they had nothing to do with it, they would do the grown woman thing and make a public statement asking people to stop the madness and clear her name. Jaynene is Ms. BVI and the Mom is elected to the BVI Government. In that capacity it would have shown maturity if they came out and told everyone to let it be and support the Ms. BVI, but we know that will never happen. This is no surprise but they better know what tree to climb because these kasha does chook hard!
  • To well sah (11/08/2014, 09:50) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
    miss has nothing to do wit this ok she can care less what happens cause its all a bunch on crap leave the eilenne name out of this and leave the young lady with the crown
  • x factor (11/08/2014, 09:52) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    Here we go again myron and he confusion
  • TIME IN THE TERRITORY (11/08/2014, 09:57) Like (14) Dislike (18) Reply
    The current Miss BVI has TIME in the territory til September. How is it possible to represent the BVI when you not only do not have a valid passport, do not have belonger status, has not gone through the naturalization process and most importantly is on TIME in the territory from immigration because you do not meet any of the standards? Unless, the young lady's status is fast tracked by politics which by the way will not set a good standard at all for future pageants because there will be a lot of other people who lived in the country for 8 years who will also feel like they have the right to run for the pageant so they could receive status. That make sense???? Imagine the embarrassment of the current queen (if the government don't GIVE her status) when she tries to go to a US owned show like Miss Universe with a BLUE passport. What do you think Trump will tell her????? She will not be accepted. I have nothing against the queen cause I believe the judge's decision should be final but in a case like this when major screw ups happen it can't go down so. What will happen when her time is up in a few weeks? Questions that need answers!
    • Lmao! (11/08/2014, 11:27) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      The bitterness is oozing out. She is a long standing resident and if her status is an issue that is minor! The Ms BVI criteria says nothing about Immigration issues, it said you have to be a long standing resident. She qualifies for residency at minimum and that can be awarded to her upon application. She worked her ass off and will represent the BVI well locally and abroad. For people to go digging as far as Immigration shows how nasty some people can be. She does not have a big last name, she does not have riches, she does not sip tea with the big shots and she does not have the 'congregation' behind her. That's what's eating them, they want to know how this 'come lately' beat out the anointed one. She hasn't committed any crime or done anything to avoid her getting status if that's your issue. She is Ms. BVI. If she needs status to represent teh BVI abroad she can get it. She worked, she won, GET OVER IT! Jaynene don't mind the haters, use this as a lesson that you cannot trust all who smile in your face, keep to yourself, don't eat/drink with them and you will be fine. Set of devils in white cloth!
    • Ty-Rexx (11/08/2014, 13:40) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
      A Miss BVI who was not born in the Territory and does NOT have a BVI Passport?
      So ANYONE can represent us? Are we so lousy, we cannot represent ourselves?
      That Miss BVI Committee . . . . . . . . .
  • wowee (11/08/2014, 09:59) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    I told ya. KEEP JESUS OUT OF THIS.
  • lmao (11/08/2014, 10:05) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sources close to the pageantry industry in the Virgin Islands have reliably informed this news site that contrary to the rules that govern the pageant, the new Miss BVI does not hold a naturalized status as she does not have a Virgin Islands’ passport and neither of her parents are Virgin Islanders.

    “This is a big error on the part Ms Jno Lewis herself and the pageant committee,” said one of our sources. “It means that she didn’t read the rules or if she did she took things for granted and didn’t ensure that she get the relevant requirements up to the day of the pageant,” the source added.

    So this person conveniently refused to acknowledge the part of the criteria where it says that the Committee can, in its absolute discretion, amend the BVIslander/Belonger requirement for long-standing residents, which is what Jaynene is? Jaynene has lived in the BVI for her entire life apart from her NAVY service. What a crock of nonsense. These people either can't read or they just love confusion.
  • ms bvi committe got to go! (11/08/2014, 10:06) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    These people got to be sick in their head. They set the current queen up to fail. Don't get me wrong the queen have to take some of the blame too. She know she on time in the territory, she should have asked them questions about this and she would have proof to hold the committee accountable for their foolishness!!! Don't let people play you like that girl! I think you smarter than that!
  • Well Sah (11/08/2014, 10:06) Like (25) Dislike (14) Reply
    Why is is that the Virgin Islands must be the only country in the world to break laws and policies to benefit non Virgin Islanders but never broken to benefit Virgin Islanders. We got to be a set of AS**S in this country.
  • Can't vote (11/08/2014, 10:09) Like (20) Dislike (18) Reply
    Imagine for the 60th we crown a Ms BVI that can't vote!?! Look at this thing from all angles. Then again will the current government hand her status on a gold platter so that next election they could have one extra vote?
    • Ty Rexx (11/08/2014, 13:36) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
      A Miss BVI who cannot cast a vote in the country she is representing??? W O W
      • option (13/08/2014, 00:58) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Being able to vote and actually voting are two different things. Many Miss Bvi in the past did not vote during election so come with a better argument. And vote for who??..? Not a soul deserve a vote
  • tell me (11/08/2014, 10:10) Like (27) Dislike (11) Reply
    You trying to tell me, you entered a country and was given a set amount of time to stay there and don't think twice about your eligibility to compete to represent that country locally, regionally and internationally. As someone who had served in the US Armed Forces, this young lady should be well aware of the seriousness of citizenship and representation of a country. What do we propose will happen when Ms.BVI's allotted time in the BVI expires?
    • Re-entry (13/08/2014, 01:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Simple...she will depart and re-enter the country with an extended stamp.
      They have no reason to deny her entry.
  • Well Sah (11/08/2014, 10:11) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is hike a stupiness if this was a problem why wasn't it addressed before this young lady went and spend her money, time and energy just a bunch of low mindedness
  • duttiness (11/08/2014, 10:12) Like (26) Dislike (4) Reply
    That is the reason why i will never let my daughter run for miss bvi.
  • case closed (11/08/2014, 10:14) Like (51) Dislike (3) Reply
    All happened is that who they had to win didn't win.
  • My My (11/08/2014, 10:22) Like (18) Dislike (18) Reply
    Is the Virgin Islands a country. It reminds me of a John Wayne western movie. Can't we ever abide by the laws in this country. Do we always have to change our policies for the benefit of non Virgin Islanders. I am sick and tired of all the BS. Will the United States of America change their policies to benefit ALIENS. NO!!!
  • @well sah (11/08/2014, 10:34) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply

    Both of them are involved especially Al..ra and I know this from good source.

  • chad (11/08/2014, 10:36) Like (21) Dislike (9) Reply
    Wow is this for real? She was a contestant in the Miss BVI pageant already and was unsuccessful, this time she was. Has the rules changed from then to now? If so then Ms. Hyndman should not have been allowed to run.
  • vincyman (11/08/2014, 10:42) Like (27) Dislike (8) Reply
    • Trutru (11/08/2014, 20:03) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      I do agree with you Vincyman, you can hardly find a BVIslander with two parents from the BVI.
  • mom (11/08/2014, 10:51) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    My question is if they saying she do not have any documents, that mean she is on time in the country
  • WHY? (11/08/2014, 11:06) Like (33) Dislike (2) Reply
    Why wasn't her status an issue when she ran in 2008 and when she announced she was running in 2014? We all know the answer to that question. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Queen Jaynene let them eat their hearts out, you continue to represent the BVI well. That crown will remain on your head until you pass it on in 2015.
  • slick (11/08/2014, 11:15) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Blame the committee, there should have been a red flag from her first attempt so this shouldn't have gotten to this point unless they try to be slick and sneak it in hoping nobody will say anything but they should have known its Talktola we live.
  • mom (11/08/2014, 11:28) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    The queen should sue them.
  • m$. p (11/08/2014, 11:30) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ms. P grand daughter ever lived a day in the BVI? Where does she live? Where did she go to school? What does she know? So how can she represent us? The athletes representing the BVI abroad, are all of them born here to BVI parents? Aren't they awarded status based on their performance so they can represent the Territory? I beg you all hush with the foolishness. This has to do with who DID NOT WIN than who actually WON! As long as #1 didn't win we would have been here with some controversy. It's good that people can finally see what kind of persons they are, that's the only good that comes out of this. Those people are nasty and have no shame whatsoever. Then they go home, kneel down and call on GOD. HAHA!!
    • to Ms. P (11/08/2014, 13:53) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Get ur facts straight. Ms. P grand daughter went to school here and she also have status here. So leave her out the picture.
  • born here (11/08/2014, 11:30) Like (20) Dislike (14) Reply
    I cannot go to any of the Caribbean islands to run for queen and born in Tortola. Fair is Fair. I am looking at the principle of the Thing.
    • RockCity Gurle (12/08/2014, 23:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Technically that's untrue. If any of your parent or grandparent are from most of the islands you are considered a native because of your lineage. I know of two (2) young ladies who represented islands, one went all the way to Miss World.I can look right here on the Rock,research the ladies ,just check their last names.

  • Federal (11/08/2014, 11:33) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
    It is better to go down in history as 1st runner than to go down in history as a dethroned queen.
  • facts (11/08/2014, 11:34) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    If a person who has no status in the BVI lives abroad for 90 or more days the clock starts ticking all over again and no matter how many years you lived here before does not count. I found that out the hard way when I moved away and returned. I feel terrible for her as this is quite embarrassing but I have to abide by the laws of this Territory and so should everyone else. If the rules are steadfast for those who get pregnant during their reign and are stripped of their crown if a person is proven not to be a Virgin Islander or a Belonger the rules should be steadfast and she should be stripped of her crown. Word on the street is that she has not lived here for a few years well. I think the committee should enforce all rules that govern the pageant and not muddy the water with discretion as this is the end result. But then again "if God says yes" to hell with the rules.
    • Ok Chaperone (11/08/2014, 12:33) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
      For your information, Jaynene was away from BVI in the US NAVY. If you are away on such business and/or college etc. it's treated differently in terms of 'time away from the Territory'. The Laws of the BVI as it relates to Immigration does not govern Ms. BVI. If she qualifies for status in the BVI then she gets it. The point is, she signed a contract with the Committee and she honored it. If they take the crown from her they better be prepared to give something else, if you understand.
    • To facts (11/08/2014, 12:50) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
      What you have stated is the laws of our Immigration Department. What does that have to do with Ms. BVI? The news story clearly stated the criteria for contesting, one of which is being a long-standing resident. Absences from the Territory for Armed Services, College, Health issues etc. are not counted. So, I don't know where you get your facts from but you need to visit the Immigration Department and get the real deal. Jaynene is Queen and no technicality will change that. Look how we gone from Festival and Fairs, Ms. BVI Committee policies and requirements, to quoting about VI Legislation. LMAO! Sista Joyce said it best "WHO EH HUT EH HUT!"
      • IJS (11/08/2014, 13:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        I think the reason Facts was quoting the Immigration Policy is in reference to the current Miss BVI (Ms Jno-Lewis) being granted rush BVI status by the Government. Just my opinion though I may have interpreted wrong
      • Paleeze (11/08/2014, 16:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        The question IS about her status, have u read the article? And DO check immigration because the only absence is for school and it MUST be well documented on your immigration file. I think that is all "facts" was trying to convey. But the long and short is the committee fumbled in their discretion, she fell for it and now everybody knows.
    • Yes (11/08/2014, 13:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      calculate it from the last time she entered
      • I agree with LOL (11/08/2014, 16:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        The last time she entered was probably 1 month before the pageant.
  • Net Speak (11/08/2014, 11:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Picture #3 shows that a wave of despair was coming and coming shortly.
  • ccc (11/08/2014, 11:48) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    Another reason why ndp must go
    • Fairness (11/08/2014, 15:03) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      At ccc . You sound so stupid. Why NDP must go? Contestant #1 mother is NDP and she didn't win the crown. I even surprise they didn't give her the crown in the first place because they always cheating. When ever they see who the contestants are dem always want to say the who the winner is even before they actually see the show take place. Fair is fair. Jaynene Jon Lewis won the show because she deserves it. If Doneisha had won she would've won because she's HONORABLE'S DAUGHTER .
      • @ Fairness (11/08/2014, 22:36) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        yes but think about this: the girl was allowed to run previously, and she lost ( status a non issue). She won the show and the Hon. daughter was first runner up and now out of the blue she does not have status to be in the Territory? sounds like cheating, bad mindedness. It is of course carelessness MB needs to go, Alicia need to go as well. We need new blood and that rule needs to change, you need to be a BVIslander, Belonger and you must have resided in the BVI this would stop the Rock and Love city losers from trying to come up here and take our crown. even though most people here born rock, none of you can run for CARNIVAL QUEEN so why should they.
    • zbose (12/08/2014, 20:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      this has nothing to do with NDP u moron.
  • what a thing (11/08/2014, 11:54) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    Well look how the new Miss BVI need to get time stamp in her passport as a visitor and apply for a work permit if she want to return to live here. This is absolutely embarrassing. Thats why rules should not be broken for a friend. She can't even represent us at the Miss Universe Pageant next year because they have strict rules and they make no exceptions. Ms. Jno Lewis and the Miss BVI Pageant Committee should have thought about that.
    • Just an option (13/08/2014, 01:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Most queens will reign for the one year then leave the territory for schooling etc so her needing to permanently reside in bvi is just an option, not mandatory. All the need to do is allow the young lady entrance into the country to represent for her one year. simple.
  • If they (11/08/2014, 11:58) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    If they take that crown i would cry..honestly!! This is so sad
  • jb69 (11/08/2014, 12:11) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    So you mean to tell me that after the committee let the girl run TWICE, and she won on her second try they now finding some fault to take the crown away?? Bad minded people in these little islands. If whoever is contesting saying that she should not have won the crown, they should have contested BEFORE the girl was crowned not after. Seems like we have some very sore losers.
  • take the crown (11/08/2014, 12:32) Like (13) Dislike (16) Reply
    Based on the rules she doesn't qualify to represent the BVI. Shame on the Committee their vetting process is poor and unprofessional. It is unfortunate that we reach to this state. She should gladly give up the crown. She is not qualify. How is it that a US Citizen with no ties to the BVI legally ending up representing the BVi at Miss Universe World Pageant. Its disgusting.
    • Read (11/08/2014, 14:17) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Did you even read the criteria? She qualified being a long standing resident of the BVI. But don't let those stupid facts get in your way, carry on.
  • To What a Thing (11/08/2014, 12:35) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Jaynene has worked in the BVI for years and she does NOT need a work permit. She will represent the BVI at Ms Universe and all others God spare her life. Don't believe me JUST WATCH! These self-appointed saints need to take a damn seat. They're bitter like young tamarind. A week has already passed and they still can't catch themselves.
    • Permit Exemption (11/08/2014, 13:17) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
      I don't doubt that she did not need a work permit because as someone that went through the local school system she would be granted an exemption. But this DOES NOT amount to status as a BVIslander. Right is right and wrong is wrong! If she is allowed to wear the crown every Tom, Dick and Harry that live BVI for ten years or more should be allowed to wear their crown and reign freely!
    • ..... (11/08/2014, 19:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      She was granted ab exemption to work. She is not a BVIslander!
  • Prince & Princess (11/08/2014, 12:36) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Funny when the Chairperson of this got bashed for the judging of past shows, she was up in arms and say "People need to understand the judge decision is final, sometimes people even lose by 1 point. It's ridiculous for people to be behaving that way!"... Ohh the irony!
  • fair is fair (11/08/2014, 12:47) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    The crown should be taken back and she should sue the pants off Government.
  • doc (11/08/2014, 12:55) Like (24) Dislike (5) Reply
    Ah yo leave the young woman alone let she continue her reign. She ran already and did not win didn't you all know then that she did not born here now she win is all kinds of things. All yo too bad minded in this country
  • time out (11/08/2014, 12:59) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    I guess the Pageant Committee needed more persons to make up the pageant and didn't think that anyone would find out she has no status here. Then again seeing that this was her 2nd shot at the crown she was willing to run at all cost. Have fun working this one out. But when the next person who don't have status for here submit an application to be a Miss BVI contestant, Pageant Committee don't you dare tell them no because you opened a can of worms and what goes for one goes for all. So ladies anyone can run for Miss BVI so get ready for next year.
  • VINCY MAN (11/08/2014, 13:03) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Two wrongs... (11/08/2014, 13:10) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the SECOND time this young lady has ran for this show, and now when she actually won the crown they are reviewing her eligibility??? Certainly when some people call us foolish, it is only because we continue to make a mockery of ourselves.
  • son of the soil (11/08/2014, 13:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    All kind ah islandman man got passports to represent the BVI in sports so why she cant get the same favour done????
  • chad (11/08/2014, 13:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    well I do not think she fit the criteria for long standing as she been out the country for the last 6 six years major deduction
  • me to (11/08/2014, 13:45) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    next year I will be running live here all my life, just work exempted no belonger card nothing and my mother from st Kitts and my father from the states
  • $orry (11/08/2014, 13:54) Like (8) Dislike (56) Reply
    $ORRY. $he is not from here, has to apply for time, and cannot vote. $ORRY, she is NOT and never will be MY Ms. BVI. $ORRY.
    • hater (11/08/2014, 15:59) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      you sound so stupid
    • Yes (11/08/2014, 17:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      hear this tolian!!!
    • $orry (12/08/2014, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      Really. In ANY OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRY, a Tolian would not have been allowed to run. If there was an oversight, and she had run and won, she would have been DETHRONED. ALL of you from other countries know we cannot go to your home and get privileges, but you squawk and get vex and demand it from us. She is NOT eligible to represent us. She is NOT our "Miss BVI."
  • Don't make a right (11/08/2014, 14:13) Like (14) Dislike (12) Reply
    The committee used her to make up the numbers and had not a care in the world about her status, those who encouraged her to run failed her and should have told her better and she was so hungry for a win that she ran a 2nd time and willingly put herself in this position to be scrutinized by the public. I hope everyone learns from this debacle and it is never repeated again.
  • Hmm (11/08/2014, 14:15) Like (30) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tell me something, had she not won would this be a topic for discussion? Nope because she previously ran & wasn't crowned the winner. This time around however she got it & here opens the flood gates. Everything about her is now a question. The question would then be well why wasn't this done in her previous pageant & even before this current one? The answer is clearly obvious. Who they had to win didn't so now an ants nest root up. Had the 1st runner up won the crown & Jaynene took that spot it would've just gone as hey anotr show. End of the day the committee gave her the green light to enter the show & they had to know her status. If provisions were made for her then that's a matter of descretion which none of us were privy to. SMDH
  • badmindedness (11/08/2014, 14:19) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    • @badmindedness (11/08/2014, 16:58) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Because that is who MB and the committee wanted to get the crown.
  • Opinion (11/08/2014, 14:43) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Government Representative needs to STOP this. If the results had gone their way, there would be no digging and confusion. I wish if Ms. BVI stripped of her crown that she sues the pants off the committee and make an example. All what this is about is because a certain contestant had already worn the crown before the show. Things have obviously not gone as planned so now every stone will be turned. The representative needs to remember that there is a pending election!!!
  • Guest (11/08/2014, 15:01) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    We all know that nothing will come out of this, so let's stop ranting and raving. It's pure hot air.

    Who win won although I did not favour Jaynene who seems like she's constantly putting on a show rather than showing her true personality.

    Be yourself Ms. Jno Lewis, show us your character, rather than the frozen face all the time. Represent the BVI well.
  • Ninja (11/08/2014, 15:18) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am seriously calling for the Miss BVI Committee to be disbanded and some new blood run that show. Thank you to the Committee for their past efforts. It is not time to hand over the baton. As a matter of fact, these committees need to change every 3 years at least. Give others a chance.
  • JVD (11/08/2014, 15:50) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    just give her belongs she is BLACK BOLD BEAUTIFUL SHES LOVELY
  • BVIslander (11/08/2014, 15:56) Like (10) Dislike (11) Reply
    It's time someone stop the festival committee and very organization in the BVI from going outside of the rules, breaking every rule and acting like they have no regard for honesty and their very own culture. People laughing at you premier and committee members. This non belonger will receive what is meant for a belonger but then you all hike up departure tax to prevent locals from shopping in st Thomas because we should support our own and buy local. WHAT A JOKE! Take that crown from that girl, give it to 1st runner up (who happens oy be a belonger) and stop making a mockery out of the BVI.
  • facts man (11/08/2014, 16:11) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Lawd ah mussy everyting Myron touch is always filled with confusion and seems suspicious
  • Yes (11/08/2014, 16:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way papa look it !
  • VIP voter (11/08/2014, 16:42) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    We cleaning house yall
  • Just a question (11/08/2014, 16:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Didn't she run for this same show couple years back? If this has always been the rule, why was she allowed to run then?
  • To MUMMY (11/08/2014, 17:01) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    READ GALATIANS 6:7. You need to go to ALL the people you hurt over the years and seek pardon, see why this has befallen your child. GOD DOES NOT SLEEP.
    • Pastor H (12/08/2014, 09:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yea we know you're behind most of these post but who God bless no man curse....I telling u leave da one alone girl or worse may just befall u.
      • To Pastor H (13/08/2014, 09:30) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        If you are really a pastor you need to pray. I am not a female. I am no stranger to these people. I could say I know her from birth.
  • my two cents (11/08/2014, 17:09) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let the child rign in peace
  • Yes (11/08/2014, 17:14) Like (16) Dislike (7) Reply
    She should be proud she ain't born here, cause ayo people real stupid!!!
  • well well well (11/08/2014, 17:47) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now hear how foolish this thing fighting over about who wearing the crown lol lol leave the girl alone let her live her life this sound so childish lol lol wow lol
  • Well (11/08/2014, 18:35) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ facts man - What do you mean that "..everything Myron touch is always filled with confusion and seems suspicious." What does him being head of the Min. of Educa. & Culture have to do with anything. You apparently have an agenda and here trying to influence people to be on your agenda against Hon. Walwyn. Stick with the issue. In my opinion, this is a non-issue. The Festival Committee's policy clearly indicates who can run - it was clearly quoted in this article and reiterated by many bloggers. The winner ran already, there was no controversy. She ran this time and won - so what is the problem all of a sudden. Are you all trying to say that the Committee members are not intelligent enough to know if the candidates for Ms. BVI met the qualifications when they signed up? Yes, the candidate should also know their status, but ultimately, the Committee is the one who is ultimately responsible to see that the criteria were met. Congrats Ms. Jno Lewis!!
  • Truth (11/08/2014, 18:46) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    The whole truth of matter is anything goes in the BVI. Virgin Islanders are famous for putting non-Virgin Islanders ahead of themselves. For every law in the BVI there are exceptions written and unwritten. People are allowed to do and get away with just about anything as its all about who u know. Thats why I love the BVI so much. Virgin Islanders don't stand for much. The Pageant Committee is proof of that. So lets stop with all the hot air about "she ain have no status here". After all this is "Anything-Goes-In-The-BVI".
  • omg!! (11/08/2014, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really! !
  • Reflect (11/08/2014, 19:29) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    I would have thought that the Miss BVI franchise would do everything possible to not taint its image. We ought to be working towards making Miss BVI a prestigious title/show, as perfect as it gets. We want to attract beauty and intelligence. This latest fiasco will do nothing more than shrink an already small pool of candidates that we have. It therefore behooves me to ask for the total disbandment of the Miss BVI Pageant Committee. I believe a previous blogger offered up thanks, and I will do the same. Thank you and let's have some new ideas come forward. I will be the first to volunteer when this happens.
  • NEW COMMITTEE NEW ELIGIBILITY RULES (11/08/2014, 19:46) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree and along with their disbandment i suggest we amend the rules for eligibility as well. The element allowing long standing residents should be removed. Allowing such a discretion without a provision providing a definition for "long standing resident" will open floodgates for a host of applications from persons who have been residing in the BVI for a lengthy period of time. I am not certain but i doubt any other country in the world allows persons who are not Citizen of their country to run for and hold the title of queen. We need to have our rules closely on par with international standards. Further to this, it simply sounds silly that persons who are not citizens or have not been naturalised or granted some sort of legal citenzenship are allowed to run for a prestigious title such as Miss Bvi. I do believe the committee may have dropped the ball when the criteria was being set however many years ago. So i to call for a NEW committee and NEW eligibility requirements so we can avoid incidents such as these in the future
  • vi (11/08/2014, 19:49) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Committee does well know some of the contestants do not meet the necessary requirements to run for Miss BVI, but just to make up numbers they let them run anyway and when they win then they start a controversy. This is sh*t. If the young lady had no status, she should have never been permitted to run in the first place. To make matters worse this is the second time she ran for Miss BVI and only now she win the Committee realize she have no status. Strups
  • life (11/08/2014, 19:53) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rules - Contestant must be BVIslander/Belonger OR at the absolute discretion of the Committee, a long-standing resident of the BVI. It says OR, not AND. READ!

    Jaynene Jno-Lewis is the Queen and worked for it that evening . Whether they take it away from her, who they want to give it to can never feel good about themselves because she was not the judges choice that evening, even thou i felt she did good.
  • Strupes (11/08/2014, 20:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sickening. If thats the case why was she sllowed to compete? This should not redlect on this young lady.... that should reflect on poor management by the committee. She won fairly.. she competed before that means she was never stopped. Just sickening!
  • zoe (11/08/2014, 20:48) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Jump high jump low she will be miss bvi for a year
  • Choops (11/08/2014, 20:48) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    This place full of poop. Everyting done backwards. You verifying eligibility after she wins the crosn? Give me a break. She deserved it. And sorry but none of these other girls ready to represent bvi on an international stage. While sub par standards may be accepted here, we will be setting these girls up for ridicule on the international stage. Miss world is not miss big and beautiful. Let the girl keep her crown and have her reign. She worked hard for it.
    Bet you is de big name families that are sore losers who stirring the pot.
    • @choops (12/08/2014, 00:24) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      So you telling me the other girls did not work hard ? Give me a break. Nothing against yet young lady but she did nothing extra ordinary to the other girls. Allu missing the point. That young lacy had no status so Che should not have begun accepted to run.
  • next (11/08/2014, 20:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    What can be glean from this interview that is substantive? Absolutely nothing.
  • how sad (11/08/2014, 21:13) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply
    How sad that sore losers no doubt have caused all of this unnecessary confusion. Who are we to decide the fate of the reigning Miss BVI 2014 after the judges found her deserving of the crown? Regardless of what has transpired, the fact remains that she competed previously, and it may have been the same festival committee operating at that time. While the circumstances may be far from ideal, this lady is a victim of circumstances, and it is a downright shame that all of this nonsense came about.

    There are some people who need to realize that if they cannot stand the heat, then they should not venture into the kitchen. Scandalising names when they are not chosen, and bringing adverse publicity to the territory is not doing us any good. In a competition there can only be one winner, and most times the peoples' choice, the most popular contestant, does not possess all of the necessary qualities to be an outright winner. Let us leave the decision to the judges. Participants entering these competitions need to enter for the exposure it brings, for the camaraderie, the fun, excitement, etc., and not with the attitude that they will win the crown.

    This has put a real damper on the 60th anniversary celebrations just concluded. And after just about everything else went so smoothly. The reigning queen was not a stowaway. She was accepted to compete and she did a great job. Let us get on with our work, people. Seven days talk, and life goes on. Who it hut, it hut.
  • Atlantic C. T (11/08/2014, 21:40) Like (5) Dislike (30) Reply
    This adult female committed fraud when she applied as a contestant. The crown should be taken away from her immediately. She is ultimately responsible for her actions.
    The committe bears some responsibility but it could be said that they trusted the integrity of the contestants and was lax in checking their status.
  • Can't blame the girl for WINNING! (11/08/2014, 23:17) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who it hut, it hut! Hold your head up high my BVI Queen 2014/2015, Jaynene Jno-Lewis. This bs should make you a stronger individual and show the negative people that the judges made the right decision. CONGRATS!!
  • islander rule (12/08/2014, 10:05) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    My opinion is that Miss Chichester should have stayed for another year. Shop shut.
  • Makes no sense (12/08/2014, 10:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    If they knew the girl did not have her documents, why would they allow her to run not once but twice. The committee was suppose to do their homework and make sure that every girl had the right documents, even if the girl try to trick or whatever, it was their job to make sure that everyone was eligible. Hence it is therefore fault. Rules are Rules, and the Judges decisions are final as they stated at the show. She worked hard for her crown
  • Let the Queen aloneg (12/08/2014, 11:09) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is not the first time a non belonger ran and won the show. There was no noise the year Dian Sanderson won. The girl was eligible to run as long as she did not win but the horse cart was upset when the desired outcome was not achieved. Ah ya need to stop it. Leave Jayne alone.
  • Step Down (12/08/2014, 13:01) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ultimately Ms Lewis must bear the result of her action. She tried to "get ovver" lilke many other expats do because tolians chupid but this time there is protest. Her integrity and character is now questionable and therefore she is not suitable for the crown. Perception is everything. So adieu to this one as queen. The commitee should now know that they need to do real investigation about the applicants. All that glitters is not gold.
  • Curious (12/08/2014, 13:49) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    When Melanie Amaro won XFACTOR and she didn't born here was Ah we own, when countless sport personalities that are not from the BVI have to represent the BVI, the are given passports to do so and no one have a problem with it..... why the issue now? Give the queen a damm passport and let her represent. ....Best of luck Jayene.....
  • Agree with Step Down (12/08/2014, 14:11) Like (6) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ms. Jno. Lewis needs to step down. Her integrity is questionable. Rules are rules. Why take part in the event if you cannot fulfill the obligations of Queen? Did Ms. Jno Lewis expected her status was not critical and it can be rectified easily by the Government exceptionally granting her nationality status because she is now Ms. BVI. As a Navy or military officer or former I expected better judgement. If you retain the crown and cannot represent the first runner up will have to back you up I guess, but this is injustice as you had no call in the show in the first place and the committee needs to bear some liability for this mess up and embarrassment to the Virgin Islands 60 years of Festival for crowning a queen with no ties or status to the British Virgin Islands. If it was me I would step down if I did not meet the requirements, if you do comply in the end wear your crown with style for you sure did win it. But rules are meant to be followed not broken and you know better my dear officer.
    • Yes (12/08/2014, 18:49) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Bitter boo! Lmaooooo!
    • No Ties (12/08/2014, 20:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yep, I agree. Not because a person lives in the BVI from the time they're a few months old up to 24yrs, attend pre-school, Primary School, High School, work etc. while never leaving the Territory. That doesn't give you ties to BVI. SMH...REALLY? Did you read the criteria? #facepalm!

      • yea (13/08/2014, 13:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I think she only did all of that for 19 yrs ...she has not been permanently residing in this territory for almost 6 yea only 19 yrs
    • Former (13/08/2014, 01:38) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Im heartbroken after reading your comment. Step down? Are you seriously kidding me? After all the hard work. Honey if it's not permanent illness or pregnancy or criminal reasons....stepping down isn't an option. As a former queen myself I can't even image how I would feel if I was in Jno Lewis shoes reading these comments. That young lady was so excited about competing for the pageant and was very determine. The contestants all did well and it was hard to clearly identify the winner based on the scattered prizes. Whether she won by 50 points or by 2 points.....the fact us that she won. Just like the other contestants, she also has goals. Please don't treat the young lady like that. She wanted to achieve her goals to make the next step in life, and she did what she had to do. She deserves to reign in peace. God made her the winner. Are you saying that you don't agree with what God has done? It's not the end of life regarding her immigration status, that's easy to fix. It's hard to find girls to run these days so that's why the rules keep changing carelessly which ends up publicly humiliating a young lady. This is a happy moment in her life and it's like y'all want to put the young lady under depression. It's not that serious! Let her reign for the 1 year or 12 months.......or 365 days....which ever version makes you feel better.
      • @Former (14/08/2014, 11:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        When working towards one's goal, it will all come to naught if done irresponsibly. Bank robbers,,planned murderers and other criminals plan rehearse practice in an effort to achieve their ultimate goal. If they are caught they suffer the consequence. That is life.
        Ms Lewis has tarnished her character and it is no secret to any country or person. She is an embarrassment and representing the BVI would be insulting.
        These Islands afforded her and her family a life away from Haiti so now we must throw away what has made us successful and respected? We must now throw away our dignity and character,for Ms Lewis. Reprehensible is what comes to mind when I think of Ms Lewis and others like her.
  • say no more (12/08/2014, 15:37) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is gonna fall on deaf ears and is headed no where. Her bro in law has close ties with the NDP and last yr he was appointed to the board of immigration (not sure if he still as a member) but if he is you guys know the rest... so she sitting ez while ayo stressing
  • chad (12/08/2014, 19:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did she run for the show? Did she win the show? Ok. So whats your point again?
  • Queen by default (12/08/2014, 19:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    On the other hand I would not want to be the queen by default. The judges' decision is final.
  • HAHA (12/08/2014, 20:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Step Down and 'To Step Down' are the same person talking crap. Where were you when she was introduced as a contestant? She fool Tolian people? What sort of nonsense is that? Who did she fool? The judges were Tortolians? She performed, she spent months preparing. She killed it and she was crowned. Keep those sour grapes over there please. WOWWW Ignorance is really bliss. Young lady living in the BVI all her life, over 20yrs, contests for Ms. BVI not once, but twice, no problem. Now she has won the show and is our QUEEN, all of a sudden she's a bad person who took advantage? She knows nowhere except the BVI. She is ONE OF US. SHE IS OUR QUEEN. GET OVER IT!
  • Down Island Man (12/08/2014, 20:50) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Leave the queen alone cause soy stupid tortolians only kicking up because doneisha Anit win. If the criteria should change it won't have a miss bvi cause tortolians don't run in shows
  • idk (13/08/2014, 08:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come on people, give it a rest now...Cannot believe you all..blaming everyone in site for the slackness of the queens committee. All of the girls are hurt by this un-fortunate mis-hap. Up to now some of them dont even know what their prizes are (if they getting any). Listen, there is more in the mortar than the pestle. The whole committee needs to be investigated along with the official who fix this show.
  • ting to talk (13/08/2014, 09:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    this 60th just full of mistakes from who aint get wrong crown get this and that its just a mess smh (shaking my head) they need to do better next year cause alot of people saying they aint going back queen show next year *do better BVI festival committee*
  • Desperate (13/08/2014, 12:22) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    • mess vibe (13/08/2014, 15:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      it nothing tall go so them does do it every year them just check the people them info after the show hush ur @$$ if you aint know nothing
  • DarkVader (13/08/2014, 15:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Struppsss. Allu ain't tired buddy. Leave the people alone and let the committee correct their wrong so this would not happen again. Like every body has the antidote to this poison.
  • ISIS (13/08/2014, 16:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The chair person of the queens committee and festival
    On a whole needs to clear up this issue by making a statement but like everything else they will sweep it under the rug.
  • END (13/08/2014, 21:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    She will be the queen until the end
  • two days gone (17/08/2014, 13:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ok this was a two days talk NEXT!!!!
  • Really (20/08/2014, 12:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This young lady won the crown in all fairness, i was impressed with her composer. Whatever transpired where the committee is concern they should have known her status, now she won its a problem? In my opinion, these young ladies need to be well trained, number 5 was just a waste of space and lazy and as for number '1' she won the position where she was best suited for. And as for the reigning Queen best of luck my love, FYI a lawyer would love to pocket some of the GOVERNMENT MONEY YOUR RIGHT IS YOUR RIGHT!!!! ENJOY YOU'ER CROWN!!!!
  • Sadderday (24/08/2014, 09:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How did the committee miss this? Why was she allowed to compete? This is rather unfortunate. Before you respond with ignorance note that I had no favorite, as contestants 1,3 and 4 are all colleagues of mine. Whatever happens will reflect the poor management of the committee. If the queen knew that she was not eligible that will also reflect negatively on her also. Many of my acquaintances have expressed their interest in competing for the title in years to come. However, due to this unfortunate event they have lost all desire to do so. New committee? Volunteer, if you believe that the duties and responsibilities of the committee aren't being fulfilled. For future reference please make sure that the rules are made clear and eligibility double checked to ensure that this does not occur again.

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