Five to compete for Miss Teen Dominica crown

Rochelle James of the St. Martin Secondary School

Five contestants are expected to vie for the Miss Teen Dominica crown on Sunday at the Pottersville Savannah.

The contestants are Rochelle James of the St. Martin’s Secondary School, Ladisha Murrain of the Dominica Grammar School, Melissa Morgan of the Castle Bruce Secondary School, Jacqueline Breezi of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and Colette Ambo of the Convent High School.

The National Teenage Pageant is organized by the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company.  Artistic Director of the group Raymond Lawrence said the number of contestants is not a reflection of a lack of interest in the show from teenage girls.

“We’ve had five before … we would have had eight schools as a matter of fact, but sometimes you have little problems,” he said in response to a question by a Dominica News Online (DNO) reporter  on whether participation in the show was declining.

He explained that the teachers at the Portsmouth Secondary School who usually assist the school’s contestants were transferred, and  a new principal had been introduced.

Melissa Moyan of the Castle Bruce Secondary School
Jacqueline Breezie of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School
Colette Ambo of the Convent High School
Ladisha Murrain of the Dominica Grammar School

Meanwhile, a candidate from the Pierre Charles Secondary School had been launched, but later withdrew from participating in the show.

“The Goodwill [Secondary] School had a problem with some of the parents with the religion aspect … Grand Bay [Pierre Charles Secondary School] was there, but there was a little problem. The girls were interested, it’s just some little problems. So that it not a reflection of a lack of interest in the show,” Lawrence noted.

Nevertheless, Lawrence guarantees a very exciting and entertaining show.

“Expect some high quality performances from the girls and also from some of our top calypsonians like Tasha P, the junior calypso monarch [Sheldon “De Professor” Alfred], Lady Star and Delah [and] the Waitukubuli Dancers,” he

The national queen contestants will also make an appearance, Lawrence revealed.

Swinging Stars is the backup band for the event.

The show is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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  1. kimon
    June 25, 2011

    good luckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk baby girlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  2. earl
    June 25, 2011

    love you ladisha its from yuor brother earl :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: wish you the best ever :-D :-D :-D

  3. earl
    June 25, 2011

    ladisha win that vollea still
    :mrgreen: when convent come back to boss al you ass i hpope alyou will not vollea let s go dgs!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. doe vex me
    March 1, 2011


    no wonder convent doe go up this year
    they thiffing to much

  5. Oh PLZ!
    March 10, 2010

    @ Junie
    We aaaalll know it’s you, JUNELLE, Colette’s best friend. And yeah, she won, but it was s0o0o0o NOT fair! If the judges had deducted the poits they needed to, Rochelle would have won. We all know the truth. Y’all need to put THAT in your pipes and smoke it!! Pshh

    Yeah, we would have gotten on with our lives if the most talented person had won. Who won best talent? Hmm..I wonder.

  6. Analyse!
    February 9, 2010

    CoCo Babay!!!!!!!!!!! Love U!!! MWAH!

  7. Analyse!
    February 9, 2010

    Stay dr worrying about colette still and doe get on wif allu lives…she getting on wif hers kamem…..

  8. Analyse!
    February 9, 2010

    yesi Dominicans…..boi MY people foolish eh……allu still dwelling in the past….come on man…stop getting on like any common person…….i really cant believe that inno…………we too IGNORANT!!!! she won fair and square…if you all want to debate or argue why allu doe get qualified to be a judge nuh…sheesh man…..allu have to be fair…..i suspect dominicans just wish they had an opportunity to go to convent high school let alone high school……behave like disciplined people and just accept that she has won….the own contestants doe even chekin sinne and is allu dt want to….ebeh westay la……allu willl stay dr eh…jus remember wat i told ya….ALLU ONLY BRINGIN DOWN YOURSELVES….NOT COLLETTE…NI CONVENT!!!!HA!!! BEAT THAT SUCKERS……lemme see wat d story gan be nex yr if convent take it again….cause i sure….if anny oda skool had win….dey wud not hav a bad name so….dominicans to critical……oh shateth man…we can do better dan dt man…..alas alas alas…….TAKE WAT ALLU GET!!!…………FORWARD WE GO…NOT BACKWARDS!!!!!!!!!!!Put dt in allu pipe and SMOKE ITTTT!!!!!!!!!

  9. miss queenzy
    February 9, 2010

    watever…………….y’all rochelle will alays be our miss teen……… shet all u mout.!!!!!!!!

  10. Jay
    February 8, 2010

    The best young lady won at the end. The person should be judged and not the school

  11. Juney
    February 8, 2010

    colette is very talented. she won fair and square…..if u hv a problem wif her winning…..SOLVE IT!! is same convent girls allu need to explain de maths lol lol

  12. watever
    February 7, 2010

    evrything for most dominicans is a voleh, dey cheat dey take the best school…take time and watch the show..a contestant might be ur friend but on stage did not perform all dat well…chs girls have talent so does the others..and stop puttin down ppl..and the crown will be given to the best and we will not hate we should be happy..ladies hve come togther to show us wat they got

  13. interested
    February 7, 2010

    I believe that we must really judge these shows as spectators withour bias. I judged the Miss teen the last two years and we must learn to be objective. everyone comes with their winner in mind and never look at the performances of the other contestants. We must stop accusing judges of stealing. another thing, we must remember that each judge judges one segment so therefore it is not easy to have any corruption. Also when we do not know anything, we must not comment… it has nothing to do with last year. Stop this nonesense and be objective. May the best performer on the eve of the show win.

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  15. February 7, 2010

    my best go to all

  16. February 7, 2010

    my best go out to LADISHA bt more to my girl ROCHELLE SMSS ALL DE WAY

  17. February 7, 2010

    dis year is us dat goin home with dat crown if ROCHELLE .if she doe win we doe care she will alwas be my miss teen 2k10…………………..

  18. FattDoll
    February 7, 2010

    All the schools should withdraw. Let convent alone that way they will always get the crown without wasting other people time.

  19. Anonymous
    February 6, 2010

    if convent win dey win fair and quare…..shet up

  20. February 6, 2010

    nice ladies,

    since D/ca has great ties with the country that has el mehor ! escuela del modelaje,( school of models) why not ask el Chaves to sponser the ladies for next carnival event 2011,well via the culture dept or emmbesies,or via culture dept, of both countries,it will be nice to see then walk as pro on the catwalk,(chevere!!)

    que maravia!

  21. February 6, 2010

    I truly think that Jacqueline Breezie is going to win this show. Convent can never win this year @ all…

    Jacqueline (1st), Rochelle (2nd) & Ladisha (3rd). Thats my prediction of the results. I will be there so I waiting to see how close to being correct my predictions will be.

  22. proud sen joe massive
    February 6, 2010

    wanna wish jacqueline all the best i kno u have it in u to win cos u have contested before buty i kno dey will give it to convent dats the reason y we sen joe ppl stop contesting they cheated an they will do it again ….. i just wish u all the bes

  23. Anonymous
    February 6, 2010

    Thank God for the Waitikubuli Dance Theatre Company…..every year they give a show of class.

  24. hi
    February 6, 2010

    Melissa Moyan of the Castle Bruce Secondary Scool ..i almost thought she was going up for pirincess show.

    Hope the BEST PERFORMER wins on the night.And NOT the BEST SCHOOL.

  25. CHS Massive
    February 6, 2010

    It is absurd that people are still upset about the 2006 results…Samirah won her crown fair and square. she had talent, intelligence, grace, poise and charm. what affiliation did she have with the judges that could make them just give her the crown? i would like someone to answer that question for me. People seem to forget that CHS was once on a losing streak….why were they not cheating for them back then? a new crop of talented girls have emerged and so they walk away with their crowns deservingly. If it was so much cheating on the part of the judges why did CHS lose to PSS in 2008? People come on. stop being biased. Chs is not involved in any corruption. at the end of the show it is the best girl who wins.

    on sunday go out and watch the show in its entirety…don’t just watch your favourite contestant, look at all of them see what they have to offer. Lets not judge them before the show. and again, may the best teen win. I wish all of them good luck …it takes alot to go up on that stage where if you win you may get bottles thrown at you.

    Best of luck to them all especially misses CHS and SMSS.

  26. anonymos
    February 6, 2010

    of course convent will win and no volleh at all allu seem 2 4get whoever get miss intelligence will win chs is d best girl high skool on d island eh so u cannot blame dem if dey win

  27. former convent student
    February 6, 2010

    btw if convent won its cuse we deserved it.. its not always convent that takes home the crown yall jus hatin.

  28. former convent student
    February 6, 2010

    go convent i heard you over the radio you seem like u got class.. show them how real young ladies do it!

  29. dgs
    February 6, 2010

    ladisha u win dat already they like to voleh 4 convent but tell them not this year. ladisha winning dat

  30. en ba la
    February 6, 2010

    People stop this. We must stop living in the past. These schools are not participating well there is a reason so just leave them out stop reliving last year and years gone by. The judges decision is FINAL – ranting isn’t going to change anything about last year.

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  32. is that
    February 6, 2010

    haha all u go down to 5?? ahben soon is convent n st martin alone that will be on that stage….papa time for a new teen pageant committee wi pal.

  33. teenager
    February 5, 2010

    YES DEY LOVE TO VOLEH but tell somebody cheat for Rochelle nuh, PROBLEM IN D PLACE…

  34. FMJ
    February 5, 2010

    You people need to learn to look at things objectively and speak with some level of intelligence. Why are you all always thinking that shows were not judged fairly? What qualifications do you all have to determine the shows were not judged fairly? Just because you like someone does not mean they have to get the crown. The judging is done based on the performance on the night.

    Lady, what qualifications do you have to make the determination that Samirah and others did not deserve their crowns? Samirah has talent and she showcased her talent during the competiion, she is intelligent and she displayed that in the question and answer, she is beautiful and graceful and she displayed that on stage. She won fair and square, so put your jealousy aside and learn to be objective. You all need to understand that there are certain things judges are looking for when judging the shows, and you cannot determine who the winner will be before the show.

  35. Anonymous
    February 5, 2010


  36. Beyond Fair judging towards Fair support
    February 5, 2010

    I know we all have our ties with certain High Schools and competition gets us that way sometimes… heated. And sometimes we may agree or disagree with results. But don’t write off any participants before you see the show.

    Who deserves to win will win by their performance, talent and personality. In the end every girl would have done their best, and whoever wins, even if it is Convent again (and Miss CHS has my support all the way – I know her personally and she is an outstanding young individual) would have won because she performed the best as per the criteria by which the girls are being judged in the competition. Let us wait to see the show before we make our judgements and discourage young people.

  37. Proud Dominican
    February 5, 2010

    To Lady, i know exactly why PCSS is not competing and i think it’s a good enough reason, these young girls need to check theirselves. I certainly think that former miss teen has a valid point, y’all should learn to do right by these young ladies. Ladisha Murrain 4 Miss Teen 2010, PCSS not participating so DGS got my support. DGS, hold dem in 2010!

    February 5, 2010


  39. typical dominicans
    February 5, 2010

    as per usual blasting off at the mouth. sorry,pathetic group of people. You all don’t even know the real reason why ms. PCSS was pulled out of the competition nothing at all to do with cheating. Anyway some of you need pad locks on your brain to keep the filth where it belongs.

  40. Lady
    February 5, 2010

    But GrandBay always think they win. They want Princess. Well when Grandbay deserve all you will get it I am very close to the show and let me tell you what was wrong with Twanna. Twanna’s talent was very good other than no one knew what song she played on the pan so as far as we know she just pound the pan. Calypso she sang was GREAT. She should have sang and left the pan alone. For spectaculat wear the water nymph or something she did not want to get of the stage. she had to be announced off. That is a no no. And her descrptions and costume did not mesh. descriptions are not just for style ok. and her evening wear did not do her justice and compared to PSS and CHS dresses she could not some close.

    SO let us stop this. The reason PCSS is not competuing cannot be written on this site.Nothing to do with what happened to Twanna so get the facts straight.

    While there are times I believe shows are not judged fairly last year the crown was not Twanna’s. the year Samirah Joseph won it should have gone to DGS and there are a few other examples but at the end of the day the jdges decision is final.

  41. Msz Sarahdy
    February 5, 2010

    murrain u have that already …..lots of luck and dgs to di world

  42. Former Miss Teen
    February 5, 2010

    Last year, Twana Pacquette really won Miss Teen and she was given 2nd place so i understand why Pierre Charles Secondary having problems. Give Jack his jacket and Jacqueline if she deserves it. Judging @ these shows needs to certainly be rid off, n get a set of fair judges. then, inform us! Corruption at Miss Teen must stop!

  43. Proud Dominican
    February 5, 2010

    Pierre Charles Secondary do right. When they compete, y’all never giving them their crown. All them should boycott the Miss Teen Pageant, bcuz is Convent alone allu giving de crown. De Convent gurls can just come on stage and smile and they have the crown already. Stop the CORRUPTION and CHEATING at the Miss teen Pageant and then more schools will consider participating. When y’all make up your minds to judge fairly, let us know!

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