Reigning Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando, has received a four-year scholarship from the government of Dominica in recognition of her achievements including her victory at the recently held Miss Jaycees pageant in Antigua.
Lando outperformed competitors from across the region and walked away with the Miss Jaycees crown on Saturday, August 4.
Speaking at a welcome reception for Lando on Wednesday Minister of Culture, Justina Charles said the scholarship was government’s way of recognizing what Lando had achieved. “In recognition of your achievement the government of Dominica has decided to award, as usual to our Carnival Queens, a scholarship that will allow you to attend a university of your choice for a period of four years,” she stated.
The minister said the gesture is also government’s way of investing and empowering the youths for their own development.
Lando’s victory at the 51-year-old Miss Jaycees pageant added another crown to her collection. She was crowned Miss Caribbean World in Tortola on May 6 and she also holds the Miss Dominica crown which she won during the 2012 Carnival season.