PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY MAY 3RD 2016
03.05.2016 - Cheryl Rodriguez
MISS SVG 2016 SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016 AT 8.00 P.M.VICTORIA PARK
MISS CARIVAL 2016 FRIDAY JULY 1ST 2016 8.00 P.M. VICTORIA PARK
MISS SVG 2016 will be held on June 4th under the theme" A combination of passion and brilliance."
I believe that the big question on everyone's mind today is "How are preparations for MISS SVG 2016 going?"
My answer to you is: Preparations are progressing well. Contestants are working extremely hard preparing their performances for each segment. They continue to attend training sessions, while getting out to meet members of the public, visiting schools across the State and visits to business places around Kingstown on Friday April 29th. They worshipped at the St John's R. C. Church at Mesopotamia on Sunday May 1st where they received special blessings and were hosted at a reception after Mass by Fr Peter and the parishioners.
We give God the glory for helping us to organize successful events thus far.
On Saturday May 7th 2016 they will be an important part of the CDC's Celebration Train which will leave the Cruise Ship Terminal in their sponsors' decorated, open vehicles for the Victoria Park, where they will make an official appearance at the Launch of VINCY MAS and be sashed by their sponsors. After their sashing patrons and fans will have the opportunity to take selfies with their favourite contestant in a "MY QUEEN" photo session. They are eagerly looking forward to this special occasion.
The remainder of the Programme of Activities includes:
May 11th 2016- Attend Reggae Night at Calliaqua
May 14th 2016 – 8.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Meet the Media. Young Island Resorts Ltd. Road trip to the Windward side of the island reaching Sandy Bay. Leave YIR Ltd. at 12.30 p.m.
May 15th 2016 – 9.00 a.m. Leave Peace Mem. Road trip to Leeward side of the island reaching Chateaubelair.
May 16th 2016 –Attend Fisherman's Day Prize-giving at Calliaqua 4.00 p.m.
May 17th 2016 3.00 p.m. Final talent preview starting with No. 1 to No. 8 –30 minutes apart.
May 18th 2016 8.30 a.m. Visit to School for Children With Special needs and Helping Hands Centre- 11.00 a.m.
May 21st 2016- 11.00 a.m. official motorcade around Kingstown. Leave Victoria Park
May 25th 2016- 11.30 a.m. Visit to Hon. Prime Minister and members of Cabinet
May 28th 2016- Final monthly general meeting with BSC- 3.00 p.m. CDC's Conf. Room
May 29TH 2016 -Attend Pan Launch-New Public Library- 6.30 p.m.
May 31st 2016 – 9.15 a.m. attend CDC's Press Conference.
May 31st 2016- 1.00 p.m.- Inspection of all evening gowns
May 31st 2016- Meeting with Technical team and BSC-Rehearsal of all talents
June 1st 2016 4.30 p.m. Rehearsal of show
June 4th 2016-8.00 p.m. Showtime
I invite you to share my excitement as I release the programme for the night of June 4th when the entire country will be at Victoria Park:
PROGRAMME FOR MISS SVG 2016- 4.6.16 -8.00 p.m.
1. National Anthem- Kasique Oliver on pan
2. Intro. of 2 MCs- La Ferne Fraser and Alex Barnwell
3. Intro. Appearance of contestants 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
4. Guest Artistes- Elite Steel Orchestra
5. First judged appearance- Contestants 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, in SWIMWEAR
6. Guest Artistes- 1. Gennine Browne "GEM"
2. The Melisizwe (Me-lis-wee) Brothers
7. Second judged appearance- Contestants-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-TALENT
8. Guest Artistes – 1. Zamfir Adams "Man Zangie" The Elements of Zangie"-
2. Brass section RSVG Police Band, Cadets-" Tribute to Vincy music"-
9. Third judged appearance- Contestants 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, in EVENING GOWN-Serenaded by Cpl. Omaro Thomas on saxophone
10.Fourth judged appearance- Contestants 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, -INTERVIEW
11. Featured Artiste-Andy Cruickshank
12.. Final Walk MISS SVG 2015- De Yonte Mayers
13. Results and crowning-MISS SVG 2016
MISS SVG 2016- A CELEBRATION OF VINCENTIAN GIFTS, ABILITIES AND TALENTS!!!!
The eight contestants in MISS SVG 2016 are:
1.SHANIQUE ALEXANDER - SAN SOUCI/FOUNTAIN - BANK OF SVG LTD.
2.ANYA FREDERICK - QUEENS DRIVE - ST VINCENT ELECTRICITY SERVICES LTD.
3. VAKEESHA JOHN - LAYOU - AGRICULTURAL INPUT WAREHOUSE
4. ZENNA LEWIS - BARROUALLIE - LOTTO
5. RANEASHA LORAINE - GEORGETOWN - PLAY 4
6. DAHVANA PROVIDENCE - OLD MONTROSE - METROCINT GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD.
7. JEANETTA RICHARDS - GOLDEN VALE - JERGENS
8. NIKIANNA WILLIAMS - DIAMONDS/LOWMANS LEEWARD - FLOW
I must mention how well they get along and support each other.
During the next thirty one days (each week brings us 10,080 minutes) our responsibility, with the help of Almighty God, is to dry their tears if they weep, bring joy to what they do no matter how difficult, raise their courage if they weaken, restore their hope if they lose heart, encourage them to be the best version of themselves and to jump, even if their parachute does not open right away, jump in faith..
Like athletes preparing for the Olympics, they keep training for that big day. Athletes do it for gold medals, the contestants are doing it for a University scholarship by the Government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
We have every reason to believe that they will deliver well on the night of June 4th 2016.
Believe and achieve. This is the great law of success.
MISS CARIVAL 2016- FRIDAY JULY 1ST 2016
MISS CARIVAL 2016 will be held on Friday July 1st 2016 at 8.00 p.m. at Victoria Park, under the theme "31 years of exquisite pageantry".
The following countries have confirmed participation:
St Kitts and Nevis
Montserrat (for the first time)
Trinidad and Tobago
Antigua and Barbuda
Venezuela have expressed interest. There is one space left to make 9 overseas countries. A decision will be made this week and the final list will be released.
Contestants and their chaperones will arrive in the State on Monday June 27th and leave on July 2nd. Of course, they can stay on in SVG for VINCY MAS, at their own expense.
The Programme of Activities is being arranged and members of the public will have the opportunity to meet these Caribbean beauties during the week they are in SVG.
Programme of Activities:
Monday June 27th 2016-Arrival of contestants- all day. MET BY CHAIRPERSON. Contestants meet with Talent Committee, Stage Manager, CDC's Technical Consultant-Belle at Young Island Resorts Ltd. on arrival.
Tuesday June 28th 2016-Breakfast, briefing, sashing, presentation of gift baskets, exchange of gifts among contestants, 8.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m. Young Island Resorts Ltd. Hon. Min. of Culture and Chairman of CDC Board, Other Directors, Technical Personnel present. 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon "MEET THE MEDIA".
LIVE RADIO INTERVIEWS
Open interview session 3.00 p.m. CDC's Boardroom
LIVE INTERVIEW- T.V. VC3 114
GUEST APPEARANCE AT JUNIOR CALYPSO AND JUNIOR SOCA MONARCH –VICTORIA PARK 5.30 P.M.
MEETING WITH TECHNICAL TEAM, BSC. SHOWS COMM., STAGE MAN. 6.30 P.M. DRESS REHEARSAL 7.00 P.M. VICTORIA PARK
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th 2016- VISIT TO BUSINESS HOUSES IN KINGSTOWN FROM 9.30A.M. TO 11.45 A.M.
VISIT TO HON. PRIME MINISTER AND MEMBERS OF CABINET 12.00 TO 1.00 P.M. Hosted by Hon. Min. of Culture
OFFICIAL MOTORCADE AROUND KINGSTOWN LEAVING VICTORIA PARK AT 3.00 P.M. TURN AROUND AT CALLIAQUA, FINISH AT YOUNG ISLAND RESORTS LTD.
THURSDAY JUNE 30th 2016-VISIT TO ST VINCENT DISTILLERS LTD. GEORGETOWN 8.30 A.M.
GUEST APPEARANCE AT STEEL AND GLITTER- VICTORIA PARK 9.30 P.M.
FRIDAY JULY 1st 2016- REST AND PREPARE FOR SHOW.
SHOWTIME 8.00 P.M.
SATURDAY JULY 2nd 2016- DEPARTURE OF CONTESTANTS- ALL DAY.SEEN OFF BY CHAIRPERSON, BSC.
SVG is recognized throughout the Caribbean for producing a professional pageant from which contestants, chaperones and visitors take many unique and fond memories. This year will be no exception, as the CDC, its BSC and all involved get into action to present a special treat.
We, the members of the Beauty Shows Committee of the Carnival Development Corporation, consider our calling as an honour and a privilege to serve our country at this level, as we help young women to come out of their comfort zone, realize their full potential, develop and empower them to realize their dreams, make lifelong connections. We encourage them to cultivate their gifts and abilities, absorb themselves in the tasks ahead, keep their hearts aflame, grow their character and personality, broaden their experiences so that they become effective in all they do for their own improvement and progress. All of this through pageantry, the institution of MISS SVG and MISS CARIVAL.
Like the late Mother Teresa, Saint Teresa, of Calcutta we live the following: "The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love and the fruit of love is service.'"
On behalf of all members of the Beauty Shows Committee thank you to everyone who have been supportive of all our efforts thus far. Special thanks to the sponsors, the Chairman of the CDC, Mr Dennis Ambrose and all Directors of the Board of the CDC, the CEO Mr Ashford Wood and all members of his staff, members of the public, fans and supporters, business houses from whom we receive gifts and giveaways and to you, all members of the Media.
Further updates will be provided during the coming months. In the meantime, take care of God's holy temple. We wish you good health, happiness and prosperity.
Thank you. God bless you all.
C. G. Rodriguez (Mrs)
Beauty Shows Committee
CARNIVAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
May 3rd 2016