Marcia Baptiste wins Miss Jaycees title

Marcia Baptiste

Dominica has now captured the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show title for the 6th time, after Marcia Baptiste won the crown at the Antigua Recreation Ground last night.  The only island copping the crown more than Dominica is Antigua, which has won it a record 16 times.

Marcia Baptiste, Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen 2010, also won the Best Evening Wear Award and the title for the most environmentally-friendly contestant.

The first runner-up position went to Sangreena Harris, Ms. Anguilla, with Sudeakka Francis of St. Kitts & Nevis and Iva Christina Satney from St. Lucia placing 2nd runner-up and 3rd runner-up, respectively.

The Best Interview Award went to Miss Montserrat, Sherylene Dyer, while Miss Photogenic went to Trinidad & Tobago, Cherrese DeAbreau, and the Miss Congeniality Award went to Anguilla.

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  1. August 4, 2010

    Big Motorcade in honour of Marcia’s victory on Thursday 5, 2010, from Melville to Roseau with stops on the way. We say a big thank you to the manager of D Blush internet cafe in Portsmouth and to Drinnon Ettienne. Dont forget to visit for pics of Marcia’s Victory.

    August 4, 2010

    Where did you get your that fee from and could you forward me the link to have a look as that seems quite a lot, bearing in mind the paramount is placed on togetherness of the world counties.

    I guess I was wrong…………?

    $25,000 US dollars is a lot but can be raised considering the amount of Dominicans abroad and if each of us contribute $ EC 1, $1 US, 1 pound or 1 Euro, we can definately do it and still have enough her spending money, as I believe the provide accommodation for contestants.

    As the Miss Universe Pageant for this year during Marcia’s reign has already passed, perhaps we should start setting up an appeal for all Dominicans around the world to contribute towards getting Marcia to the Miss World Pageant In November 2010, well before her reign concludes in February for Miss Dominica.

    Come on fellow proud Dominicans, Dominica FestivalsCommission/Carnival Organising Committee, pull your fingers out, let’s get together all around the globe and make this happen. Perfect opportunity to do like so many of our smaller contempories and highlight DA, then also show the difference between ourselves and the Dominican Republic on a world scale.

    I am standing by ready to make my contribution, however small that may be as I know we can do it together as one people/nation.

    August 4, 2010

    Congratulations Marcia for a job once again well done and you have made yourself and DA proud that you are ours. Good job!!!!!

    I agree with what your suggestion was regarding getting Marcia to either the Miss Universe or more so the Miss World Pageant to be held at the end of the year in November of 2010.

    However, how many of us are willing to step up to the plate and put our money where our mouths are, regardless of the amount that we can contribute towards a fund for Marcia to use to attend?

    I tell you I am now ready to contribute $100.00 EC towards such a fund.

    How about then author are you willing to contribute and start the process for such a fund going?

    What do you say then…………….?! :)



  4. posse pple.
    August 4, 2010

    you have made us in portsmouth and dominica veryy veryy proud. We love you and keep on excelling. You are a bright young woman and i admire you. keep on reaching for the stars girlfriend. Congratulations!

  5. In St. Thomas
    August 4, 2010


  6. just giving my two cents
    August 3, 2010

    Congratulations! It’s nice to see Dominicans being positive. I like that. Thanks DNO for putting a story that can unite as oppose to divide.

  7. August 3, 2010

    Follow this link to experience silhouette illusion jaycees 2010 –
    Congrats Marcia

  8. caribbean Woman
    August 3, 2010

    Congrats had the pleasure to view you in two shows Ms Carival and miss jaycees , very proud of you even though I am a vincentian, keep up the great work hope you make it to Miss Universe, keep on moving forward, all the best in the future.

  9. Good
    August 3, 2010


  10. contributor
    August 3, 2010

    Congratulations and all the best…you’ve done Dominica proud!

  11. JJ
    August 2, 2010

    Félicitations! Congratulations to you Marcia. For all the stress you have gone through getting to these pageants, you deserve your crown. God bless you and I do hope that you get the opportunity to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. All the best!

  12. August 2, 2010

    yes queen marcia,go..go..go..there is nothing that says you have a limit when it comes to sucess.somebody in calibishie is proud of you.

  13. foresight
    August 2, 2010

    @valda Bruno-Durand:

    There are only two e’s in nonsense!

  14. nevisian/dominican
    August 2, 2010

    i was at the show in nevis right infront and marcia did her best she should have won the show but unfortunately her talent and interview was not so good but this young lady had the edge over all the other ladies at that show in the begining .marcia the nevis population liked you and was hoping that you coped the crown ,you were the most beautiful among all the other ladies. they should have placed you even though is 2nd because you deserved to be placed a particular judge didnt find it susitable and i know what im talking about.anyways non the less you won in antigua .i think that dominica need to send you to the miss universe pageant you have the attributes for that show ,please dominica try and send her in for that show pls i beg the carnival commitee.

    August 2, 2010

    well done my girl!!!!!!!

  16. Possie LYO
    August 2, 2010

    The execurive of the P/mth LYO would like to congratulate Miss.Bapiste on her victory! Contine to make us proud!!

    The Executive and members

  17. RC
    August 2, 2010

    @Money, poorer countries than us enter those types of pageants. We must make our mark! And soon! D/ca has a lot of regional companies, it’s time they step up and sponsor us. Heck, even tiny St. Kitts is participating in Miss World later this year!!

  18. Rita
    August 2, 2010

    Please just enjoy the great things Marcia doing and congratulate her. Do not bring any drama into this to dampen this beautiful young woman’s talents.


  19. romanticbaby
    August 1, 2010

    Congrats Marcia,u have made us so proud in possie,U are a model of excellence.

  20. money
    August 1, 2010

    @ Dominican to the Bone

    It’s 25,000 USD just to enter….

  21. dominican beauty
    August 1, 2010

    marcia u were jus wonderful in the show, i bought my vip ticket and sat right in the first row u well deserved ur title, who u won girl i could not help but to jump up and down in my heel all over d place.:-) proud to b dominican wit proper representation:) congrats we love sweetheart.

  22. kimrah
    August 1, 2010

    congrats to you miss marcia .you make dominica proud .

  23. Ms. Chocolate
    August 1, 2010

    Congratulations to you Marcia…again, you have made us proud. Continue representing girlfriend and show them out there that we produce high standardS in Dominica…YOU GO GIRL

  24. independent woman
    July 31, 2010

    hey girl you’ve done it again congrats to u and best wishes .
    posse all the way d.a u dun known

  25. Dominican to the Bone
    July 31, 2010

    D/ca great ……hope she can go to the biggest one …miss universe/miss world..i pray one day we make our mark their,,

  26. July 31, 2010

    I was already proud of Marcia. And even if she did not win this crown I would still be satisfied with what she previously did for us. But she has won, and that makes me much, much, much, more satisfied with her.

    Way to go girl. And may God’s grace continue to remain you with and all of those who worked to enhance your success. You are such a beautiful girl! I love you!

  27. Sout Man
    July 31, 2010

    Your Royal Highness, Ms Marcia Baptiste, I salute you! Congratulations!!!

    (PS: You didn’t lose the last one; others won. Nobody loses a talent show. The Caribbean has a rich culture and many talented ladies. We are proud of fhem all.)

    After the divisive outrage of the past week, it is gratifying that our cultural ambassador has harnessed some love and positive comments.

  28. Anonymous
    July 31, 2010

    Marcia, we just love u in possi. Aint nothing changing that. so peeps, keep it positive in here. no bashing one another in here over comments. Your job is to congratulate Marcia and move on lol. look thing we in this house.

  29. leah
    July 31, 2010

    Why all u always gotta bring up some shit about haterz? Ain nobody hating on Marcia. Posse people always wanna start some useless drama.

    Congrats Marcia!

  30. Anonymous
    July 31, 2010

    congrates miss Dominicam well done you made us proud

  31. so
    July 31, 2010

    @valda Bruno-Durand: valda u`re a hater

  32. celebrity
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats to Marcia Baptiste on a job well done. Hard work and determination really pays off. You deserve nothing less than the crown.

    FACT: The same contestants that placed in Miss Carival are the same contestants that placed in Miss Jaycees- Dominica, St. Kitts, Anguilla and St. Lucia. Note the very same ladies served as representatives for their respective countries.

    Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen
    Winner: Dominica
    1st runner up: Anguilla
    2nd runner up: St Kitts & Nevis
    3rd runner up: St Lucia

    Miss Carival
    Winner: St Lucia
    1st runner up: St Kitts & Nevis
    2nd runner up: Dominica
    3rd runner up: Anguilla

    Anguilla also won the Miss Caribbean Culturama pageant in Nevis while St Kitts placing 2nd runner up. Marcia won the award for Best Evening Wear Appearance but was unable to secure a position at that pageant. She was also awarded best evening wear at the Miss Jaycees and Miss Carival.

    Seems like it was the battle of the regional crowns huh? The reigning Miss Caribbean World/Miss Jaycees vs Miss Carival vs Miss Caribbean Culture! Talk about healthy competition!!

    Congrats to all the respective winners

  33. Joyful
    July 31, 2010

    @valda Bruno-Durand:

    I was hoping that you would have posted the history. based on the limited history I have, People always used to complain that the judging was unfair. Now that the complain has lessen, more crowns are returning to Dominica. As a matter of fact, the crowds at the Carnival Queen show has significantly diminished because of that fact. However, I see that Dominicans will start attending once again, because the girls are making us proud. Oh Yeah!! Possie is town we.

  34. Ms. Foxy
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats to Marcia! Representing DA very well!

  35. Michael
    July 31, 2010

    Congratulations to Marcia on a Job well done. I listen to the Show all the way in New York. I have a few comments though. You do have a great singing voice. I just wondered why did you not sing at the Miss. Dominica Pageant? Singing is indeed your natural talent as opposed to the drama presentation. You could have brought out your message in the very same manner. But then again, our Dominican public go much more for those who presentation who makes them laugh, as opposed to those exposing the natural talent of the contestants, which is what is needed in the order Regional Competition.

    Some thing of note:

    At the Miss. Carival in St. Vincent – St. Lucia won, St. Kitts 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Dominica, 3rd Runner up Angullia. St. the Miss Caribbean Culture in Nevis a Junior Pageant to the others, Angullia won – Dominica did not place. At the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show, a totally diderent result, with a different performance by Marcia.

    I hope the search is on for Contestant for the 2011 ,Miss. Dominica and that preparations are on the way. I hope that contestants are preparing themselves, organizing their talent [ Natural Talent], doing a lot of reading on Current Affairs, being able to speak “properly” [ grace under pressure] and sharpening their Interview skills. This will certainly ensure more positive results next year following in the footsteps of Marcia and those before her.

    To Tim Durand, excellent job on penning that Calypso.

  36. valda Bruno-Durand
    July 31, 2010

    @ Joyful
    stop talking nonesense, the person that brought back the most crowns was Marcella From GOODWILL then Leandra from KINGSHILL i am very happy for MArcia as we all should be but doh come with that nonesense about townside people. Check your pageant history properly and for your information Portsmouth is a TOWN

  37. OMG
    July 31, 2010

    Yes You have made me feel proud to be Dominican.
    although I have lived out of Dominica for so long. and like some of the other contributors. I do keep up with whats happening in my country, including the pageants.
    I like pageants and I have listened to all the shows live,
    sometimes in between sleep and awareness…. like last night …… I woke up just in time to hear the announcement that Marcia had won. I cried and screamed and woke up my son you would swear……. because I was really praying for her….after her last show.

    Something to be noted though is that Marcia won the prize best dress in all the shows around the region.
    The designer of that dress must be commended. Congratulations to you.
    CHEERS Marcia. You have given us one more thing to be proud about.
    Dominican women we do have something special about us.

  38. July 31, 2010

    Folks, for pictures of the 2010 Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show log on to the following link. However, wait patiently for recent pics postings. Thank you. We love you Marcia.

  39. Joyful
    July 31, 2010

    That’s what happen when the shows are judged fairly in Dominica. And they have been doing that for the past few years. In earlier times when the crown could not leave the town area. None of the representatives could bring back so much winnings to Dominica. Congratulations!! You make us proud.

  40. gens gwatanse
    July 31, 2010

    we want photos people, some pictures please for those who were not in Antigua. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  41. Anonymous
    July 31, 2010

    Marcia Baptiste is now Miss Caribbean. Wow !. Don’t forget she won the environmental part of the contest. We cannot forget that her Climate Change topic was prepared by non other than Mr. Collin Guiste of Portsmouth. Congratulations Miss Caribbean and congratulations Mr. Guiste for your advancement of the ECU

    July 31, 2010


  43. Less We Forget!
    July 31, 2010

    Congratulations young lady

    Congratulations & thank you to those who work behind the scenes for this event to be your reality.

  44. jean bawiii
    July 31, 2010

    congrates girl for yet another crown………….job well done keep up the good work.keep on making first yourself ,your family and the entire Dominican population extremely proud.

  45. Loubiere
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats Marcia! And please to all business places give the young lady some more assistance for future pageants. We need to give the young lady more support because she is making Dominica so proud. God bless you girl!!I The sky is the limit go towards your dreams.

  46. Conscious Dominica
    July 31, 2010

    Marcia, you serve as an inspiration to others. You did not allow your experience in Anguilla and St.Vincent to deter you but rather to motivate you. And the results of your determination and hard work have paid up. You have won, arguably, the biggest Queen Show in the Caribbean. Congratulations.

  47. independent woman
    July 31, 2010

    congratulations my girl. u have made us proud, looking forward in seeing u at the miss universe pageant. U can do it my dear so go for it. all the best.

    fr. scott’s head with love.

  48. July 31, 2010

    we also express gratitude to, Eggy Charles, the L L brothers, and to everyone who helped Marcia on her path to victory (Tessa, calm down, we won, we hold dem with aubergine illusion)

  49. Julie
    July 31, 2010

    congratulations, you are a shining example that things can happen through prayer and faith in the Almighty God. You make me very proud to be a DOMINICAN

  50. July 31, 2010

    i was at the nevis show and she did her best she had a few weaknesses and i think she worked on them GO POSSIE GIRL

  51. Your Face Book Friend
    July 31, 2010

    Congratulations Girl!

    You were the one everyone went out to SIDELINE. But I just knew somehow your disappointment a few days earlier would ignite the fire within you and my prayers were answered. Thank you Jesus , you have never failed me yet whenever I place my trust in you.

    My eyes are filled with tears but I am happy. There is a lump in my throat while writing this piece but I am excited that you have persevered and came victorious.

    The crowns you have worn out there for Dominica are the most prestigious crowns in the Caribbean.

    Well done Marcia and enjoy the Antigua Carnival of 2010 and looking forward to seeing you crown the Miss Dominica 2011 in Antigua.

  52. Salisbury Princess
    July 31, 2010

    It’s been weeks am telling myself and parents that Marcia is goin to win Miss Jaycees Queen Show and she did it.Congratulations Marcia Baptiste,you made my day.Enjoy yourself in Antigua.I must say am proud to be a Dominican woman just like Marcia.Lets show them that we can do our work well.bye

  53. tiyani supporter
    July 31, 2010

    congrats to u girl, Marcia! u rock ! for all u who were hating on her : havin the same dress etc- she was the boom. Did u guys not hear how Marcia sang that calypso , alongwith the high praises she got in her cultural outfit. Man Marcia was unique with that calypso and she big up wadadlee. In ur face all u haters!

  54. July 31, 2010

    Congratulations to you chick, we did it. We are so proud of you and your Victory. Special thanks to the big Elma Aaron, Fino, Tessa, Marcus Peter, Felina, Darlon, Kereem and myself of course lol. We feel your victory. Hold them!
    Imagine how you brought Tarina’s song to wadadli and rock A.R.G. YOU HOLD DEM GAL. P.S. Tessa couldn keep quiet na. lol. And to all your Dominican supporters at home and in Antigua, we say a big thank you.

    Your Assistant Chap. We hold dem.

  55. info
    July 31, 2010

    congratulations marcia. u told me after your last show that u have identified your weaknesses and will be working on them for the next show……..WOW u worked on it my dear……………… u have made us very proud

  56. Sensible Dominican
    July 31, 2010

    Thanks Marcia for a job well done. You made all Dominicans in the world proud! I am not living in Dominica but I make sure I tune in to all caribbean pageants and support my Dominican Representative.

    Congrats Marcia and all the best in your future endeavors.

  57. DaQueen
    July 31, 2010


    July 31, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS MISS BAPTISTE!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are our ‘DOMINICA ROSE’ and we are extremely proud of your achievement!

    You have made yourself proud!

    You have made your family proud!

    You have made Domincia proud!


  59. Blade
    July 31, 2010

    Congratulations Marcia YOU DID IT !!!!! all things are possible with God

  60. Proud Dominican
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats Marci!!!! U made us proud!!!

  61. Hmmm
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats girl…….you did well

  62. July 31, 2010

    congratulations. u lost the one before but u shown that u could gain it again …all the best to our queen.some day i wiil be like u

  63. H
    July 31, 2010


  64. roastplantain
    July 31, 2010

    Went to st john’s school with Marcia and grew up not 2 blocks from her in Zicack. Myself and my sister were kept indoors all the time just like her and her sisters and cousins, so it’s pretty surprising, yet wonderful to see her out in the open in such a big way. Marley was not easy! LOL. Anyway, I want to say congratulations and well done. It’s great the Dominica has such amazing representation.

  65. first timer
    July 31, 2010

    congratulations to you Marcia but i must say an even bigger congratulations to Ms Elma Aaron , your chaperon. I know ms Aaron worked tirelessly. At one point i even said to her it seems like she is the one going up for the show because she practiced that talent day and night.

    While we may want to praise the queen, well deserved praise might i add, we must not forget the persons who helped them get there.

    Good job ECA. you go girl

  66. July 31, 2010

    Congratulations to you Ms. Baptiste. Marcia I have seen you grow up from a baby to a bright young woman. Thanks for keeping Portsmouth on the map and make Portsmouth and Dominica proud.
    To all the critics they will have something else to say. Keep your head up high and wear your crown proudly. Represent Dominica and the Caribbean to your best ability.
    From one Portsmouth girl to another Congratulations.

    July 31, 2010


  68. Donsy
    July 31, 2010

    Congrats for a job well done!!! Dominica is proud to have you for a queen! Best in your future endeavours.

  69. Fair and Square
    July 31, 2010

    Congratulations!!!!! You are a very positive young woman.

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