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Four SVG beauties rewarded

Four SVG beauties rewarded


The queen, first, second and third runners up in the Miss St.Vincent and the Grenadines pageant signed contracts which specifically designated them to various aspects of promotion at a ceremony held at the cruise ship berth on Tuesday August 9.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Rene Baptiste noted that before she came into office, the contestants were not remembered after the festival and had nothing to do. She stated that the Memorandum of Understanding was aimed at giving contestants some ambassadorial duties that were connected with the Ministry of Tourism as well as to the carnival culture. {{more}}

Miss SVG/Miss Carival Casynella Ollivierre had her duties outlined as an ambassador who would be spokesperson under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism’s marketing unit. It was also explained that Casynella would advance the positive attributes of the marine recreation as part of tourism activities. She would also be invited to attend duties for the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

It was also outlined that the Queen Casynella who holds this year’s Miss Carival crown, would be entitled to attend the official tourism promotion to reopen the Canouan to San Juan, Puerto Rico market. She would also attend Caribbean Fair 2006 of the Caribbean Tourism Association in New York. Casynella has been awarded a full University Scholarship for winning the local pageant and will also be the delegate to represent this country at the 2007 Miss Universe Pageant.

First runner up Shanika Findlay would be responsible for Eco-Tourism and would accompany the marketing team to a regional destination. And with this country being one of the islands for warm up matches for the Cricket World Cup, second runner up La Keisha Williams would be the spokesperson for sports tourism. While third runner up Cassian King would focus on culture with an emphasis on pan in schools.

Minister of Tourism and Culture Rene Baptiste expressed pleasure with the turn out at the Miss SVG pageant which she exclaimed had a record breaking attendance. Baptiste also stressed that the notion that tourism is only about waiting tables and serving guests must be removed. She also mentioned that she felt pride that since she has been in office for four years, the Miss SVG has also been crowned Miss Carival three times.