March 26, 2016

Beauty Shows Committee – Vincy Mas


The first Queen show in SVG was held in 1951. Queen shows are into their 66th year in SVG. This calls for a big celebration. We thank God for another year and like Peter we say” Lord if you say so, we will cast our nets again.”

In November 2015 the Beauty Shows Committee of the Carnival Development Corporation met with applicants and official training sessions commenced on January 12th 2016. MISS SVG 2016 will be held on Saturday June 4thth 2016, under the theme “A COMBINATION OF PASSION AND BRILLIANCE.”

Training sessions include:
Exercise, walking, body conditioning, on stage presentation and pageant choreography on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Mr Sean Frederick and Mr Michael Williams

Talent training on Tuesdays and Thursdays on: How to build a character profile and getting into character, voice projection, breathing techniques, stage movements and stage direction with Mr Kerry Ottley, Miss Nerissa King, Mr Rodney Small and Mr Delano Charles, with Mr Sean Frederick assisting the group.

Interview and Public Speaking which includes:

Debate on local, regional and international issues
Intonation, diction, enunciation and voice projection
Importance of grammar
Non-verbal communication – facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice
Impromptu topics
Prepared topics
How to give a media interview
Overcoming fear in oral communication
The use of jargon/slangs/clichés and redundancies

on Wednesdays with Miss La Teisha Sandy

Personal/ Professional Development on Saturdays with Mrs Cheryl Rodriguez covering:

Self analysis, creating a personal development plan, attitude, deportment, decorum, protocol, social graces, the benefits of telling the truth, self esteem, self confidence, body language skills, public speaking, time management, personal hygiene, conduct in private and public life, types of dress, communication skills, and table etiquette.

Miss Joyce Burgin will conduct a session in Food and Nutrition and a session will be held in professional make-up.

Our sessions are intense and they are geared towards the holistic development of all the contestants.

As the theme suggests, passionate people start their days early, they always have their passions on their minds, they are always excited about their projects, they are doers, they are courageous, they are willing to take risks, they are willing to devote their lives to their dreams, they surround themselves with their work or calling, they are focused, they always think positively they push ahead full throttle.

While brilliance is subjective, brilliant people solve problems, they are helpful, they do the work, they are generous, they take risks, they shine a light beyond themselves, they do not fit into a box, they find a place for their creativity, they possess a unique perspective, they plan ahead strategically and they do not give up.

From our interaction with these young ladies over the past five months we have found them to be courageous, gorgeous, lovable, loving, optimistic, outstanding, unique, passionate, brilliant, confident, talented, dependable, smart, funny, respectful, humble, witty and strong.

You may know them or you may not. All that matters is that they are our very own daughters, sisters, nieces, granddaughters, school friend, co-worker, and lovely human beings both inside and outside. They deserve our support and we appeal to you to encourage them so they can remain focused and do well from here onward.

The winner of MISS SVG will be awarded a University scholarship. Since 2004 twelve (12) young women have benefitted from this award, by the Government and people of SVG.
In addition to the award of a University scholarship, the winner of MISS SVG is given the opportunity by the CDC to represent SVG in the prestigious annual MISS CARIVAL pageant and overseas pageants.

The winners of scholarships from 2004 to 2015 are:

Javorne Williams-2004
Casynella Ollivierre-2005
Sheridan Lewis-2006
Melissa Yorke-2007
Ronique Dellimore-2008
Veronique Williams-2009
Aphesha Matthews-2010
Aviar Charles-2011
Carice Glasgow-2012
Shara George- 2013
Shadeisha George-2014
De Yonte Mayers-2015

Contestants will make five appearances. The introductory appearance will not be judged. The judged appearances are: swimwear 25 points, talent 20 points, evening wear, 25 points and interview, 30 points.

We expect the performances from all contestants to be entertaining, with a profound message and of a high standard. Over the next two months twelve days we will continue to work with them to ensure that patrons are treated to another exciting and high quality production this year.

The Shows Committee, headed by Mr Marlon Stephenson and all our members are in the process of finalizing the show content with guest and featured artistes for June 4th 2016, God’s willing.

To all the fans: Support your home queen; it means a lot to them. I am giving you long notice to get the outfits ready, ladies, hair and nails done. You have three end of month salaries to budget for the 4th June 2016.

To the contestants: Remember what we teach you and practice, practice, practice. We are proud of you and we expect your best. Joel Osteen “You are full of potential. You are overflowing with creativity. There’s nothing in your heart that you cannot accomplish.”
Oprah Winfrey ” You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”
Carry these words in your heart everyday “God’s anointing and favour are on my life.”

To all of us: MISS SVG is an important aspect of our culture. Let us continue to work together to build on what we have. T.D. Jakes “Water what will grow and bear fruit, what works, what’s good, what’s right. You’re coming into a season of greatness. If you water what’s alive and divine, you will see harvest like you’ve never seen before.”

It is my distinct pleasure to release to you the names of the eight buoyant, bouncy, brave, bright, beloved, beautiful, brilliant, blessed and highly favoured children of a most high God, the contestants in MISS SVG 2016:

From Fountain Shanique Alexander
From Queens Drive Anya Frederick
From Layou Vakeesha John
From Barrouallie Zenna Lewis
From Georgetown Raneasha Loraine
From Old Montrose Dahvana Providence
From Golden Vale Jeanetta Richards
From Lowmans Leeward Nikianna Williams

We will provide you with their bios and photos.

Our first trip will be to Bequia on Easter Monday March 28th 2016.

From the programme of activities, which is available today, members of the media and the public will have the opportunity to meet all contestants.

The attached Programme of Activities includes and is not limited to:
Meetings and interviews held in November, December 2015 and January 2016.
From January 12th to May 2016- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.00 p.m. Meet with Talent Co-ordinator, Kerry Ottley -CDC’s Conf. Room
Tuesdays and Thursdays- 4.45 p.m. Exercise, walking, on stage presentation, Victoria Park, Choreographer Sean Frederick
Wednesdays 4.30 p.m. Interview and Public Speaking training-Bishop’s College- La Teisha Sandy
Saturdays 3.00 p.m. Personal/ Professional Development training-CDC’s Conf. Room- Cheryl Rodriguez
February 27th Monthly general meeting with BSC 3.00 p.m. CDC’s Conf. Room
March 17th 2016 5.00 p.m. Murray’s Heights Hotel, Meet the Chairman and Board of Directors ,Final selection.
March 22nd 2016-1st CDC Press Conference- Release names
March 28th 2016- Trip to Bequia- 7.00 a.m.
April 2nd 2016 Monthly general meeting with BSC
April 4th and 5th 2016- Official Photo shoot Cont. 1-4 on 4.4.16, 5-8 on 5.4.16
April 15th 2016 Photos and bios will be provided to all members of the media, sponsors etc.
April 21st 2016-3.00 p.m. Courtesy call on Hon. Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture-NIS Building
April 30th 2016 3.00 p.m. Monthly general meeting with Beauty Shows Committee-CDC’s Conf. Room. Open interview session. Show BSC colours, fabric and style of evening gowns.
May 1st 2016- 10.00 a.m. Attend Mass at the St John’s Roman Catholic Church, Mesopotamia.
May 7th 2016- 1st public appearance, sashing by sponsors. Official launching of VINCY MAS 2016- 3.00 p.m. leave The Cruise Ship Terminal for Victoria Park
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.
Visits to Secondary Schools
Visits to Tertiary Institutions
Live radio interviews
Visits to sponsors
Visits to business houses
Copies of Schedules to follow
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 –15 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 …………… 2016 Attend Pan Launch Heritage Square 6.30 p.m.
May 25th 2016- 11.30 a.m. Visit to Hon. Prime Minister and members of Cabinet
May 31st 2016 – 9.15 a.m. attend CDC’s Press Conference. Inspection of all evening gowns
June 1st 2016 4.30 p.m. Final meeting with Beauty Shows Committee and Technical personnel followed by dress rehearsal at 6.00 p.m. CDC’s Conf. Room
June 4th 2016-8.00 p.m. Showtime

The reigning MISS SVG is Miss De Yonte Mayers who is also the reigning MISS CARIVAL 2015.



The 31st anniversary of MISS CARIVAL will be held on Friday July 1st 2016 under the theme”31 years of exquisite pageantry.” MISS CARIVAL was first staged in 1985. So far SVG won the pageant seven times with Dominica six times and St Kitts and Nevis five times.

Invitation letters have been sent to 16 countries. Some wrote to us since last year asking to participate.


A maximum of 9 overseas countries will join SVG making a total of 10 countries to participate in this year’s pageant.

Follow up is being done and regular updates will be provided during the coming months.

In closing, thank you on behalf of members of the Beauty Shows Committee, June, Jackie, Anne, Merlon, Kerry, Sean, Michael, Rodney, La Teisha, Janelle, Anique, Nerissa and to the contestants who have come forward, to their parents, their chaperones and all who are assisting them, to the Chairman and Directors of the CDC, the CEO and his Staff, our many donors and friends and above all, all members of the media.

We look forward to your continued support and contribution.

Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a holy week, and a happy, blessed Easter. 1 Peter 2:9 “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s people.”

Thank you. God bless you all.

_Cheryl G. Rodriguez (Mrs)_
C. G. Rodriguez (Mrs)
Chairperson, Beauty Shows Committee,
March 22nd 2016



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