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Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester yet to receive prizes!

- Appearance at public events being made possible by the use of her personal funds – concerned relative tells
Months after the staging of the 2013 Miss BVI Pageant, the queen Ms Rosanna K. Chichester has not received any of the prizes promised to her. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Chichester seen here with former Miss BVI Sharie B.Y. de Castro. Photo: VINO/File
Ms Chichester seen here with former Miss BVI Sharie B.Y. de Castro. Photo: VINO/File
Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester had committed to being a cancer advocate and has since been living up to that commitment. Photo: VINO/File
Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester had committed to being a cancer advocate and has since been living up to that commitment. Photo: VINO/File
Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester has been making public appearances as expected to but has been doing so using her personal finances and other resources. Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester has been making public appearances as expected to but has been doing so using her personal finances and other resources. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It has been over two months since Rosanna K. Chichester was crowned Miss BVI 2013/14; however, she is yet to receive her prizes.

Contacted by Virgin Islands News Online, Ms Chichester confirmed she hasn’t received any of her prizes but declined to comment any further.

However, persons close to her are not taking the matter lightly as they said it has been too long and unfair.

Efforts by Virgin Islands News Online to reach several persons on the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) for a comment proved futile.

“Rosanna is at every forum that they expect her to appear and she has to do that with her own money. She is not speaking openly but it is having an effect on her and her family,” said a concerned relative.

“It is frustrating, quite frustrating more so to know that the young lady has not even received one of the simple gifts that they had on that long long list of things they promised.”

The woman said some the simplest gifts that are due to the queen are a phone of her choice from LIME, a laptop, an ipad, manicure, pedicure, massage and $300 worth of perfume.

“There are things like the scholarship and the overseas travel and magazine features and such like we can understand that those would be over time, but come on simple things like I mentioned before? They got to do better,” said the concerned relative.

Ms Chichester was also promised a wardrobe to the value of $1000. “Every place she has to go she has to buy her own wardrobe, everything, from head to toe now come on!”

Virgin Islands News Online was told that from the onset Ms Chichester and the other delegates had compromised with the committee on a number of issues. One of those issues was the lowering of the quality of the prizes. “The first thing they did was to drop the stakes, they took out the car, that was the first time that was bad,” it was noted.

“They keep saying that she will get her prizes, she will get her prizes and that’s all they not telling her anything solid and that’s bad,” said the source close to the family of Ms Chichester.

Miss Rosanna K. Chichester was crowned Miss BVI 2013/14 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on August 4, 2013. She had also secured the Miss Popularity, Best BVI Promotion, Miss Photogenic, Miss Poise, Best Swimwear, Best Culture and Historical Costume, Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Miss Intellect prizes.

The queen was also promised a year’s subscription of Times Magazine, a trip to an international pageant, travel to Germany with the BVI Tourist Board and a scholarship.

The four contestants for this year's pageant were Raemona Maloney, Brianna Henley, Mekyla Phillips and Rosanna K. Chichester.

43 Responses to “Miss BVI 2013 Rosanna K. Chichester yet to receive prizes!”

  • let down (07/10/2013, 08:11) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    All I can say is WOW! Obviously we are in more financial trouble than would appear. No excuse, give the lady her prizes which she outright earned. Please......
  • Fraserboy (07/10/2013, 08:19) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is not good, the VIF&FC is joking all this money gov't giving them along with sponorship money. Yet participants can't get paid. This is foolishness. Thye palying games with the funds.
  • qc (07/10/2013, 08:31) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is the minister?
  • ooooo (07/10/2013, 10:06) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    ndp was a bad choice of government....everything in the bvi gone to the dogs....the older folks said that they never seen the country in such a bad state during their lifetime....pose the question to any senoir citizen and you will get the same answer
  • Something Wrong (07/10/2013, 10:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The funny part is we can not get a financial report from this minister! This is unfair to the young lady to have to come out of her pocket to represent this country. Bad enough you guys did not give a car this year which would have been worth over 10K

    What happen to the major sponsorship Line gave this year??? I think it was like $200,000 or more.

    The sad thing is you people really have the nerve to talk about 60th
  • Urk (07/10/2013, 10:46) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    OOPSS too bad!
  • Stupes (07/10/2013, 10:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this anything new??????
  • weed (07/10/2013, 10:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    If I were in Rosanna i would've felt cheated by Min and festival commitee.
  • Bvi man (07/10/2013, 10:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is unclear why the Festival committee and this NDP gang are treating locals this way??? Voters be careful next time about the selection process.
  • mvw (07/10/2013, 11:03) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This beats the HOLLY HELL out of me as last year Sherrie went though the same crap!!!
  • former queen (07/10/2013, 11:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    This whole festival thing is looking more and more dis-organised by the minutes, and that is putting it very politely!!
  • static Shock (07/10/2013, 11:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we go again with this nonsense of not full filling the promises to people who made sacrifice to participate
  • LifeofPY (07/10/2013, 12:27) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    I have seen this for the past couple of years. Did she not plan for this??. Surely the price of makeup and jeans cant be over 200?
    • Hmm (07/10/2013, 14:52) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      Look like you shop at the cheap stores. And your comment has nothing to do with her not getting her prizes, stick to the issue Cheapo.
    • Royal (07/10/2013, 20:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Well is which sale rack you does shop from she dont look to me like she wear crap so take another look "senseless"
  • nocake (07/10/2013, 12:32) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Great example of a selfless ambassador. Smh
  • H20 (07/10/2013, 14:08) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
    These children of immigrants need to be patient!
    • horrible (07/10/2013, 20:10) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      However you are, you are a horrible person. Hide behind the blogs, but what goes around, really does come around. Such a nasty, ignorant comment for anyone to make. I spit at your comment.
    • Mindful (07/10/2013, 20:43) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      H20...Your name alone tells how shallow you are those people are the most decent and humble family I know ....stop blogging if your head don't have anything in it.
      • H20 (07/10/2013, 23:07) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
        Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Our definition of decent and humble might be slightly different.
      • Common Sense (09/10/2013, 12:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        He/she's a simple example of a Hater, Looser...!!!
        Some people just don't know how to accept the "Others"!
  • Not surprised (07/10/2013, 14:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I foresee this pageant coming to an end in the not to distant future. This headline isn't even news anymore & I think that anyone who decides to run should not have high expectations when dealing with the festival committe & that's a dam shame. Do not enter & feel you will be treated fairly nor with respect it's not going to happen. Leave them lone man, the yr will come when no not one will look to run
  • Concern 1 (07/10/2013, 15:23) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Some of the things you all are commenting on do not make any sense her cheap or expensivre clothing, personal finance,etc. After /before and competing in any or most competitions always take a hole into one's expensive, even if she is given her prizes that are due to her there are going to be a lot more expensive to be incurred and as a reigning Miss BVI oh my that makes it worse. Anyway there are some entities out there that can be of an assistance to her. Sponsor her shoes, sponsor a few dresses etc for special appearance and especially when she has to put on that international or ambassadorial hat. If you can be of any assistance please do. Look at how Miss Malone and Sharie made us proud and I am certain she will do the same
    • Hmm (08/10/2013, 06:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      This is besides the point. It is obvious that you would have to spend some of your own, because the prizes given, especially with the car now taken away, doesn't scratch the surface of what these ladies deserve. What needs to happen from next year, young ladies need to sign contracts binding the committee and the Government, by extension, and give deadlines in the contract for due prizes, because you shouldn't be advertising prizes you don't have. this is the height of nonsense to the extreme.
  • voter (07/10/2013, 16:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    just another sign that this government must go!!!
  • Stayinyolane (07/10/2013, 16:46) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    I think these things will come in due time. I am not sure if this is the proper way to address the issue.
    • calm (08/10/2013, 09:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      And your suggestion is???
      • Stayinyolane (08/10/2013, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        So how do you think this article will affect their working relationship now? Are you really helping her?
  • what (07/10/2013, 16:54) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is this a sign of what is to come for the BIG MEGA 2014 Celebrations???

    Festival is going to dogs and its a shame

    Government continues to disappoint in every aspect of running government !!!
  • Lesson learn (07/10/2013, 20:25) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    To those who plan to run next year please reconsider it is a total waste of ones time and finances them treat Sharie the same way so don't expect anything better.
  • Amazing (07/10/2013, 20:46) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    It's amazing how Ms. Chichester walking around as if all is well with her winning the title never know she is getting such a raw deal..thanks to that close person of the family who ever you are for letting the cat out the bag at lease someone needs to stick up for Miss BVI.
  • tola (07/10/2013, 21:04) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Geeze you mean all dah money them pull in from dah show and dem can't give the gurl wah she deserve..smh
    Beside most of the crowd was her supporters so wah dem mek deh nite is because ah she...she deserve better!!!!!!!!!
  • Worker (07/10/2013, 21:25) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    My God that girl put on such an amazing show I can watch her over and over again ,and now you all telling me she didn't get her prizes shame on the Minister and the committe ...what the hell? Blyden and all the other members need to go
  • Hmmmm (08/10/2013, 05:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • she the cat mother (08/10/2013, 08:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is anyone really surprise here I do not think so!!!
  • Just My Two Cents (08/10/2013, 09:50) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sound like the committee members have a sense of entrenchment. Replace all of um!!

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