UPDATE: Nicole Rodriguez of ITSS is Miss Teen Dominica 2011

Rodriquez in all her glory

Seventeen-year-old Nicole Rodriguez of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and sponsored by LIME has won the Miss Teen Dominica 2011 pageant.

Rodriguez, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, impressed the judges in five of the nine categories.
She won best talent, best spectacular wear, best in spectacular wear, best evening wear and best in evening wear awards.

15-year-old Millie Casimir of the Portsmouth Secondary School came in the first runner-up position. She copped the award for best speech. She was sponsored by Bull’s Eye Pharmacy.

Amy Auguiste, 15, of the North East Comprehensive School copped the award for best response to a question. She emerged second runner-up. She was sponsored by Waitukubuli National Trail.

New India Assurance sponsored Annesa Williams of the Goodwill Secondary School was sashed Miss Congeniality while 16-year-old Stella Alcendor of the Pierre Charles Secondary School won the Miss Photogenic award. She was sponsored by Scotia Bank.

Rodriguez told media that she was elated and promised to do her best for Dominica in her stint as Miss Teen Dominica. She thanked sponsors, family, friends and all her helped her along the way.

Rodriguez appeared as a belly dancer in her talent round in which she presented the ancient art with a Caribbean style. She wowed the crowd as she stepped out gracefully in a red silk gown which accentuated her curves.

The pageant was held last evening at Carnival City in Pottersville and was organized by the Waitukubili Dance Theatre Company.

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217 Comments

  1. 6-teen
    March 8, 2011

    i’mvery sorri to say this but g.s.s did not deserve it at all her dress was too plain, her talent was only at the end when she sang ans her spectacual wear was too dull she needed more work

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2011

      shut up!
      d girl ting was good becuz u do hav a pretty dress like hers then
      if u doe have nothing to say just shut ur blasting mouth

  2. DSi
    March 5, 2011

    What a beautiful dress. :-D Congratulations Nicole. :-D

  3. Anonymous
    March 5, 2011

    What a beautiful dress :-D congratulations NICOLE !!!!!!!!

  4. I.T.S.S
    March 4, 2011

    CONGRATS NICOLE AND I.T.S.S MY ALMA MATTA ON A WELL DESERVED WIN

  5. F_Charles
    March 4, 2011

    Congrats to ITSS for taking the win this year.Beautiful young woman~!

  6. hmmm..wehh
    March 1, 2011

    all those hater dere…allu jus jealous..and FYI jealousy is the ugliest trait…i cannot understand dem sakway hypocrite dere u kno…it is the same if y’all go to the states and win something and Dominican’s do that all the time so wat the hell is allu point??…allu jus vex cuz she come in allu own country and be good at something..she is a citizen of D/ca even though she wasn’t born there…is for americans and english to treat some of allu like dog wen allu go in their country..if allu doe have ntn betta to do or say…!!

  7. Nessa
    March 1, 2011

    All you to backward in Dominica. Funny that no one has an issue with her getting a Dominican education, living in Dominica, spending money in Dominica…but you guys have an issue with her WINNING a teenage pageant crown.

    It would be one thing is there was logical debate over the issue- but typical Dominicans…they just like to run their mouth and disagree for the sake of disagreeing when they don’t know jack about a situation.

    Funny how no one had an issue with her being in the pageant – is it because all you thought that she wouldn’t win?

    It’s funnier that the article made no mention of her status in Dominica other than she was born in the republic…but you guys are jumping high and low making absurd comments.

    This is the new world….get with it. Well people… to those who do not know – there are way in which one can become DOMINICAN, other than by birth.

    Although i do not know the girls bio – because the article did not contain it…. i do know that she is in a Dominican school, living among Dominican people, playing with our Dominica children, adopting our Dominican culture… whatever the case…. she had the right to WIN the competition because she was ALLOWED to participate. So come high or come low…whether she is Dominican by parentage, by adoption, by permanent residenscy, whateevr the case, – it matters not cuz the laws do not prohibit it, so it’s her RIGHT to participate.

  8. Me OH MY!
    March 1, 2011

    FYI folks might I just inform you that MISS UNIVERSE or MISS WORLD as the names imply are INTERNATIONAL pageants and therefore open to all nationalities around the globe, hence a completely different show as compared to a Miss Dominica, Miss St Lucia, Miss Teen Dominica, Miss USA etc where being a native of the country is fundamental to the title in most of these cases.

    Miss Caribbean or any other regional show can encompass other islands, regions.Likewise those commenting on Dominicans taking part in pageants at universities.. these are open to ALL the students who attend the universities who are well aware of the diversity of nationalities, and not exclusive to the country or island nationals where the university is established.

    I say all this because reading some of the arguments especially those of the ones who are quick to hurl insults and become defensive seem still unaware of the terminology they throw out. Dominicans when you are about to get into a trist with others, inform yourselves, this is afterall the worldwide web.

    Furthermore I have noticed reading many blogs not just this one, as long as someone mentions they live abroad, they are dehumanized, ridiculed, torn to shreds for expressing an opinion. Is this forum exclusive to ONLY DOMINICANS living on the island? To some of you everybody is lllegal or a traitor to Dominica.. I can assertain that almost every person on the island has a family member abroad. Dominicans abroad are NOT DYING OF MISERY and HUNGER as some of you so protest, exhibiting your ignorance. You all would be amazed at how the majority of people live without showing off.Dominicans abroad make a significant contribution to the islands’ economy through migrant remittances, further subsidised by barrels. Check the gazette!

  9. so so
    March 1, 2011

    because they could not steal I.T.S.S again that is y they hating.

    as a former student of I.T.S.S i must say thanks to the young lady that show them that we can make it.

    To the HATERZ please back off. PLEASE IF IT WAS A SCHOOL FROM TOWN, THAT WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE. BUT IS COUNTRY SO THEY THINK THEY CAN GIVE US AND WE HAVE TO STAY THERE AND TAKE IT. PLENTY OFF THEM F…..KER CAME FROM COUNTRY AND BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN TOWN THEY PLAYIN ALL THAT.

    I.T.S.S I LOVE YOU

  10. CUT THE CRAP PEOPLE
    March 1, 2011

    If she doe have her passaporte then she is miss teen Dominican Republic. No way she can be called Miss teen Dominica. If it was just a normal school show I wouldn’t mind, but when it comes to naional events there should be standards. Don’t mind is just a teen pagaent is still D/a being represented. And let me know when the Haitian winning King, all you stupid enough……lol….mi moon sout…I shame for allu

  11. ZOR TOUTE SOT!
    February 28, 2011

    Zor reallly sot…. some of those comments there make me laugh so much! …. NEXT YEAR I WANT A CHINESE to win that!…give all you some KARATAY for talent… let me see all u eat all you selves then lol lol….eating one another because a wonderful young lady decided to participate in your youth building activities rather than going astray…. ahben zor pas feb…. some of all you need to go and eat a nice dish full of broth back-n-neck and come again! Because those comments cannot weigh down a person’s self esteem! EVER!

    • troublemaker with a change
      March 3, 2011

      lmaoooooooooo…………….damn straight,,,,,,,,,dey too impossible

  12. ROSEAU
    February 28, 2011

    ITSS WIN SOMETHING FOR THERE FIRST TIME HOORAY LETS SEE NEXT YEAR WHEN CONVENT ,GRAMMAR ,ST MARTIN IS BACK ON BOARD

    • 5th former at I.T.S.S
      March 1, 2011

      You mean when the judges have people to voleh us for??? you all know what does happen…allu can sing allu ABC alu still getting best talent and allu know it!!! so when it fair we win and when they biased we lose….so next yr..cum good…i will be watching n wen allu win…hmmm just pray

    • just being myself
      March 3, 2011

      every time ITSS participating in something they always cheating so we wouldn’t win. but i glad they take it this year.

    • maddddd
      February 19, 2012

      U WANTED TO SEE IT. U DI ON THE 12TH OF FEBRUARY 2012. WHEN THE CONVENT, GRAMMAR AND ST MARTIN WAS THERE AND YET ITSS STILL WON. WHAT HAVE U TO SAY NOW. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  13. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    It is such a shame and disgrace to my fellow Dominican spewing so hatred and diguest about a mere TEEN PAGEANT SHOW. How many of us live in other countries, attend school and participate in activities in our adopted country. We must learn to me open-minded. This is school affair.Has a teenage queen even represented DA in another country?? Was she invisible before the competition?? So now is because she win the crown there is so much hoopla. Please people, grow up and accept diversity.

  14. Just being me..
    February 28, 2011

    Congrats Nicole and to your school ITSS. Dominicans stop being so bias, i wonder if she was a student of the convent High school would you all have been so critical.. Congratulations to you young lady on a job well done..

  15. DS
    February 28, 2011

    she’s was great but after all she’s not dominican there should be some law preventing this kind of mess from happenin

  16. troublemaker with a change
    February 28, 2011

    It is a shame to see how Dominicans getting on for a little show like that and one young lady who is so innocent and did nothing wrong. All she did was represent HER SCHOOL for a pageant. It’s not to say like she went abroad representing Dominica. She took interest and represented her school.

    We need to move away from this negative attitude we have toward everything that doesn’t go our way. It’s already done and it’s final. Support the young lady and give her the encouragement that she needs to carry out her reign and enjoy herself. She is only a teenager enjoying herself and grasping opportunities at hand. Someone else could have represented the ITSS but no one did and she took the chance.

    Some of you Dominicans are to narrow-minded and negative in you all thinking. We have all kind of people in D’ca doing what they want. Look at the Chinese, have you all said anything to them?? Look at the Prime Minister.
    Give the girl a break and move from all the negativity you all have. You all want to talk of painting a bad picture………look at what you all are doing now. GROW UP!!!!!!

    • KillPut
      February 28, 2011

      well said my person

      • AMERICAN VIEWERS
        March 1, 2011

        Why are you chastising the child. If she was allowed to enter the pageant as a contestant by your guidelines, doesn’t that give her a chance to become a possible winner? What a shame…………
        If you don’t want any non-citizens to enter your pageants, then say so from the beginning. Total Ignorance!!!!!

  17. cant touch this
    February 28, 2011

    This is my former school and I am glad that you represented and made us proud.
    People please remember the power of the tongue…
    Rejoice with those who rejoice…..

  18. nuts
    February 28, 2011

    YEAH NICOLE CONGRATS!!! I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH U FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS………SUCH A SWEET, LOVING AND KIND YOUNG GIRL!!!

    WHO GIVES A RATS a*** WHERE YOU FROM!!

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

  19. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    mercy
    how dominica come dere all u stupid ask nicole how long she an her mother going an stay da

  20. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    is because she a spanish the little belly dancing seduce allu hmmm is tht….wen she will have to represent DA overseas we will see if they will excuse her cus she cya speak english good allu think if is a dominican tht had enter a spanish pagent they wud excuse us jus cus we cya speak spanish good hmm is tht….i guess wat they tryna teach us is beauty trumps everything else ya we go see bout allu

    P.S Millie Casimir truly deserved to be crowned miss teen *a true dominican* not a spanish
    tht girl nowhere near deserved to be crowned it was either portsmouth or grandbay

    • hmmm
      March 1, 2011

      Thank God you were not a judge…you would really make Robot Casimir win that crown? Alas!

    • Robin
      March 1, 2011

      Anonymous, she is Ms. Teen Dominica 2011, accept it. Weep cry baby, you cannot change it. Many times at the Ms. Universe pageant there are even interpreters for the girls. My God, you should be ashamed of yourself. You are showing your true color, you are green with envy.

      • anjoly
        March 2, 2011

        milie does nt deserve to be miss teen. allu jus hatin becuz is not allu dt win.pss children stupid,stupid.nicole deserved her crown and allu shudnt hv nthing against her.

    • hmmmmmmm
      March 1, 2011

      dont matter what you can say she got the crown and you cannot change it…. cry cry cry beat yourself and you still not going to change it. and i cannot understand this check it out you all are saying that she is a good for nothing but whay didn’t you all take part in it……….. it is obvious you all are worse.

  21. mr.nobody
    February 28, 2011

    mamzel didnt deserve any crown she cant talk properly and didnt answer the question. all she said was i love dancing because it makes me fossilble.

    • hmmm
      March 1, 2011

      and that is relevant how? Did she win best response to question? even if she came 5th in that round, she still woulda whooped their asses. Deal with it!

  22. myslef :)
    February 28, 2011

    I think she was definately the best one competing so yall need to stfu because she deserved it.

  23. Golden child
    February 28, 2011

    Congrates to ITSS a job well done! Though I am disapproved that she is not a Dominican but emerged winner as. ” MISS TEEN DOMINICA” rather MISS TEEN SPANISH!!

  24. Gorillaz
    February 28, 2011

    Rodriguez keep up good work very attractive and miss universe type think you’ll put D/ca in this compition and win too . waht a beautiful girl . D.a has lovely women too and if they had just that enthusiasm and talent wonders . Fair well and good job to all the girls who participated and placed the show was greater this year than any other year think all the girls and including ms Rodriguez raised that standard hope it remain so and only become better .

    ITTS former student and proud D.a man

  25. ridiculous
    February 28, 2011

    All you ppl need to grow up and stop this nonsense and ignorance…..just shut the f**k up already!!!! Leave de dam child alone! Shate man!

  26. COCO TETE
    February 28, 2011

    Tell me WHY she couldnt have entered? I am HAPPY that she won. She was the best contestant, and to be honest, the ONLY person to have an ACTUAL talent. i am SICK AND TIRED of seeing skits of pregnancy and disobedient every single year.. its supposed to be an actual talent.
    She is beautiful, im happy she won.

    PS.. she was representing her school. ITSS. which is a DOMINICAN school.. so what jab spanish?
    stupes

  27. FED UP DOMINICAN
    February 28, 2011

    It truely saddens me to read some of the comments.

    All over the world Dominicans have emigrated looking for a better life for themselves and their families. Most have been the victims of some kind of racism (yes things have improved some, and the bigots have been educated in other peoples cultures).

    In the most popular sport in the UK (football/soccer) there are many players representing England who are of Caribbean/African descent. These players are loved by the people for what they do for England. Same goes for the athletes

    Now a young lady of Spanish descent has won a pageant in Dominica, and some Dominicans are showing their bigotry with pride. Shame on you. Like it or not, we now live in a multicultral world. If you dont want (foreigners) to enter any form of competition or invest or even live here, then I’m sorry to say that Dominica will ground to a stand still and be way behind any orther island/country.

    As for Miss Rodriguez’s lack of the English language (please dont make me laugh), read some of the comments on DNO. No one would believe that English was our first language.

    • concerned citizen
      March 1, 2011

      i agree with you most Dominicans cant speak standard english and if u ask my opinion the young lady spoke better than most of us do so thumbs up to Nicole on this achievement. You are pagaent material and you have all it takes to win .

  28. KRAZYCOOKIE
    February 28, 2011

    jUST NOW CHINIESE WILL WIN QUEEN AND HAITIAN WILL GET MONARCH THEN YOU WILL HEAR THE DOMINICAN RACE WIPE OUT LIKE ARAWAK ….. THAT JUST GAVE THEM A STEPPING STONE …. REMEBER CHINY THAT HELPING DOMINICA …
    MIND THEY DOE TAKE OVER ALL MOVIE THAT SHOWIN IS CHINEY THAT ONTROLING THE WORLD.. HMMPH ..
    I NOT IN THAT

    • KRAZYCOOKIE
      February 28, 2011

      wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…………………… yes you have to be nationality so i can go america and represent for miss USA..
      ?? no wonder they say dominica is a prostitute haitian and spanish entering for free like it no body business
      but you cannot do that in thure own..
      jUST NOW CHINIESE WILL WIN QUEEN AND HAITIAN WILL GET MONARCH THEN YOU WILL HEAR THE DOMINICAN RACE WIPE OUT LIKE ARAWAK ….. THAT JUST GAVE THEM A STEPPING STONE …. REMEBER CHINY THAT HELPING DOMINICA …
      MIND THEY DOE TAKE OVER ALL MOVIE THAT SHOWIN IS CHINEY THAT CONTROLING THE WORLD.. HMMPH ..
      I NOT IN THAT

      Expressing my self.. but i glad is not roseau the crown stay 8) 8) 8)

  29. born in dominica leaving in a foreing country for the past 22 years
    February 28, 2011

    the country where i am living u have to be a national to enter a competition in other words u have to carry a passport of the coiuntry or else u cannot paticipate in a competion if this young lady have to go and represent dominca she have to carry a dominca passport not a dominican republic passportso i would like to know y they axcept her in the competion its really not fear ..wake up domincan and open all u eyse this people will soon take over dominica every where they go that is wat they doing .. they taking people husband from them they a so good at that
    ..

    • ashamed dominican right now.
      February 28, 2011

      oh SHUT UP! dominicans girl do the same where ever they go. these peope are here helping to develope your country while u are developin another.it is not fair to steriotype “THESE PEOPLE” as you put it.take a chill pill.

      • Anonymous
        March 1, 2011

        shut up your dirty mouth.. they helping to develop dominica ..just give them chances then u wil see wat wil happen to u all in the future….

    • jay
      February 28, 2011

      This is not a national pageant. This is a school teen pageant. The girl was the best, sje was the only one to answer her question. But she just needed to learn wen to stop. Her speech was gud. I have heard so called english dominicans completly forget their speech. The girl deserve it n who vex loss!!!!!!!!

    • mouth of the west
      February 28, 2011

      WHO THE $^&$ TOLD U SHE DON’T HAVE HER DOMINICAN PASSPORT…SHUT U #$*^ MOUTH! WHO’S FAULTY U IN ANOTHER MAN COUNTRY FOR 22 YEARS AND YET TO GET UR PASSPORT! WTF!

    • wey ley ley
      February 28, 2011

      She ain’t stupid. She needs that to add to her resume. sa ki sot kitay yo sot tan. And when she gets all that she applies for her citizenship and gets it :lol: don’t look for her. She gone to the U.S and forget them

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      February 28, 2011

      I’m sure the people of the foreign land that you have emigrated to 22 years ago think the same about you.

      You’ve the experience of travelling, thats meant to broaden the mind. I suggest you take your own advise and open your eyes.

    • ssdf
      February 28, 2011

      THIS IS DOMINICA NOT THE FOREIGN COUNTRY YOU LEAVE DOMINICA FOR!!!

      The Girl Mother is a DOMINICAN Her father from DR.

      Why you have so much hate and jealousy?

    • fuke-chillott!
      February 28, 2011

      Stop concluding you ignorant…. do you know anything about the person? her parents? her family? how long they’ve been living in dominica and whether or not they carry Dominican Passports even if she is from the Dominican Republic? Do you know if she is a national or not? Non of us knows. STOP CONCLUDING YOU APE!… and spell ACCEPT better next time… gosh… passa mem di A for apple and B for ball… Lass parlay BAYTIZE la…sacre sot!! :-P :lol:

    • concerned for what my country is becoming
      February 28, 2011

      Born in Dominica living in a foreign country for the past 22 years – despite you grammar, I agree with you 100%. I was born in Dominica and I have been living in the US for the past 30 years. I am not able to do anything that the citizens do. I have that same question. How can a person born in another country become MISS DOMINICA when she is not a DOMINICAN. I really would like to know, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AT HOME? Another question, was the competition ONLY based on what the girls wore? All of her accomplishments were based on her ‘WEAR.’

      (She won best talent, best spectacular wear, best in spectacular wear, best evening wear and best in evening wear awards.) This sounds so RIDICULOUS.

      In response to your comment, they will not take over soon, THEY HAVE ALREADY TAKEN OVER. That girl do not even have a beautiful smile. Who were the judges anyway? Dominican Republicans? WOW, there are so many beautiful girls in DOMINICA.

      Amy Auguiste, 15, of the North East Comprehensive School copped the award for “best response to a question.” She should have won MISS DOMINICA.

      15-year-old Millie Casimir of the Portsmouth Secondary School came in the first runner-up position. She copped the award for “best speech.” She should have won MISS DOMINICA.

      You DO NOT crown a person based on what she WEARS.

      MISS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WON BEST TALENT, OF COURSE, HER TALENT WAS BELLY DANCING. COME ON PEOPLE, DON’T YOU SEE – SHE’S A BELLY DANCER. YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT.

      • fuke-chillott!
        February 28, 2011

        Ahben leh un moune sot yo really sot… leh yo ape they go BANANAS!!!…. JALOUZIE ki an fant b__da zor!! :mrgreen: :lol:

        She win, BIG DEAL!… get a life and deal with it! Who tell you to stay in another for 30 years and want to dictate what should happen back in Dominica??? ALLAY ALLAY SOUKWAY SAK OU LA”W VAN Passpor’w LMFAO! :lol: …lol

      • hmmm
        March 1, 2011

        @ the last response…you have zero idea of what you are talking about. You are clearly an ignoramus when it comes to pageants so get the heck off this discussion.

        AND it is MISS TEEN DOMINICA!

        It’s surprising that it’s people who live in the states who share these views.

      • Robin
        March 1, 2011

        Shame on you for living in the US for 30 years and you are not a citizen. I think you need to worry about that instead of worrying about a teen pageant. Ignorant ppl.

    • american citizen
      March 2, 2011

      i highly agreed with u…. the carnival committee is the one to be blame for accepting her in the competition what about that.

  30. Step up young girls
    February 28, 2011

    So many beautiful, lazy and worthless young girls in DA. They just look good but they have no education, no skills, low self esteem and no talent. You walk up to a beautiful young girl saying excuse me to ask a question and the attitude sucks but then the ones who do respond have poor dental hygiene (bad breath). So let them continue to sit on their a*& and just show off and nothing not there and then d idiots out there want to come and bray about Spanish taking over. The question is where are the talented and educated young ladies of Dominica. They just fronting and afraid to step up to the plate and do something constructive for their country…All they can do is dress up and be fronting in town? Their parents can’t even control them so what are you braying about Dominicans. Hold your corner! or else someone else will hold it for you…

    • concerned for what my country is becoming
      February 28, 2011

      ASK OF YOU. (AK – TYPO)

    • shate man
      March 2, 2011

      When u have looks to go on why the hell do u need to have anything else?? Im not saying da child didnt deserve d crown, but she won based on her looks and her dancing! so she doing da same dam thing!! Getting of on her looks!

      It was diffferent so obviously she had the edge. watever! I cud care less. Teenage p not making d world a better place! Just making whoever win vain and arrogant. watever

  31. jasmine
    February 28, 2011

    congrates girl to you and your school

  32. alexia
    February 28, 2011

    congrates to you and your school.

  33. FOREVER POSITIVE
    February 28, 2011

    YOU HATTERS STOP IT. WE DOMINICANS GOING ALL OVER THE WORLD AND RESIDE AND TAKE PART IN COMPETIONS. SO WHY CAN OTHERS DO IT IN OUR COUNTRY. THE CHILD IS GOING TO SCHOOL AND SHE ENTERED THE COMPETION, THE ORGANIZERS DID NOT FIND NO PROBLEM WITH THE CHILD, SO WHO ARE YOU ALL TO COMPLAIN THAT SHE IS A SPANISH, SO WHAT. GROW UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE, WE ARE IN 2011.

    • concerned for what my country is becoming
      February 28, 2011

      In which part of the world do you go and compete? There is a DIFFERENCE in the competition that you are taking part in. FOREVER POSITIVE. 8-O

  34. Watching Dominicans Still
    February 28, 2011

    Isn’t it ironic.. a non-Dominican-Naitonal can enter our country as a guest, get free schooling, and the nerve and sponsorship to not only enter a local pageant but win??..yet a NATURALLY BORN, RAISED, SCHOOLED DOMINICAN WITH EVERY ROOT AND TIE TO DOMINICA CAN’T BE PRIME MINISTER, even after having served as a teacher,community activist and volunteer in the land of his birth? We’re lynching Skerrit, but foreigners are embraced. Maybe it’s me but Dominicans are shameless, ruthless two-faced, 12 tongued people.

    Ask the young lady the occupation of her mother on Dominica that brought her here? ask Skerrit how his mother came to be born in Guadeloupe and by virtue of that he became elligible for citizenship. While our constitution should be upheld, when did it become ok for non-Dominican nationals to be partaking in local talent shows? Isn’t there a clear clause in the committees’ constitution that says one must be DOMINICAN by birth? When did the rules change? Wicked souls!!! One day our people will realise they have been over-run by non-nationals. She is not even Dominican by birth, she had no right in the competition to start with, but you all overlook that and cheering her on. Hypochrites!

    • Just call me miss jackson...
      February 28, 2011

      dead beat shut up… you don’t even know what u are saying… u sound confused and dis-oriented

    • Aaaaa
      February 28, 2011

      Thank you well said.

    • heyheywoi
      February 28, 2011

      my friend, you are such a ****** nincompoop……. you should be happy for the young lady and her school. you should be elated that instead of engaging in negative activities, this young lady decided to try and SHE WON b***. the only things we dominicans are good at is criticism……………GO ITSS GO……………………………………….. watching dominicans stand still, i advise you to watch itss shake its sexy ass in your face!!!!!!!!

    • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
      February 28, 2011

      I support you 100% .Couldn’t have said it better.

    • troublemaker with a change
      February 28, 2011

      Whoever u are i really think u need to shut ur mouth…….congratulate the young lady and give her best wishes and encouragement that she needs…………u don’t even know what ur talking about………..just dre tying up ur tongue…..u want to come and talk about Dominicans being two faced and ruthless but look at what u doing now………..crtiticizing the young lady like as though ……….is best u hush yu mouth eh

    • GOD is good
      February 28, 2011

      tupes u bosolavie, where skerrit coming in that. she is attending the school so she can take part in its activity. have u watch olympics, dont u know plp are given citizenship tso that they can represent a country. GO AND EAT UR SUPER U R RATED FOOL AND STOP POLITIKING

    • Anonymous
      March 5, 2011

      i commend you on your thoughts and insites … it is a shame that a “none-birthed dominican” as you mentioned can have such an opprotunity to enter the competition let alone win. It is a shame that we “dominicans” allow our people to downgrade each other, had it been one of us leaving in a foreign island such as Dominican Republic we would not have stand a dog’s chance to even sign the registration paper for any competition within their land. For those who are saying it is an act of jealousy, you should open your eyes and face reality. This is not jealousy but in fact, it blatant disrespect to us Dominicans (West Indies). Stop the nonesense and face the truth this went out of hand, dispeakable!

  35. JESSICA FLETCHER
    February 28, 2011

    I have one piece of advice to ADMIN. I would strongly consider not posting comments with deplorable english. It is painting a real bad picture of us.

    Admin: We allow people to express themselves as much as much as possible, as long as comments meets our standards and are not libelous.

  36. Observer
    February 28, 2011

    I’m wondering if her race would have been an issue had she not won? smh

    • bb
      February 28, 2011

      what race? if you didn’t know , you’d swear she just a “shabin” like we say here.

    • troublemaker with a change
      February 28, 2011

      true………..so agree with u

  37. warma
    February 28, 2011

    I am very disappointed by all the negative comments and bigoted statements being made by my fellow Dominicans. This young lady needs to be congratulated and encouraged to excel in all that she does.

    Congratulations Nicole – you did well. God Bless you as you continue to achieve.

    People, remember we are all immigrants (with the notable exception of the Kalinago people). We all need to embrace diversity because it is what makes us great. Please do not do to this young woman what we do not want done to us when we reside in a foreign land. Does she speak English fluently? No, but then again, how many of us do? I know that I have a command of the language, but I also know I make mistakes; who am I to cast the first stone when I too have sins?

    Please do not decry the existence of foreigners in country; do we need to control the influx? absolutely – but do not stop, because its those very foreigners who bring freshness to our society. Dominica has a migration problem, people leave more than they return, and that in turn affects the living conditions of those who remain – the tax base gets smaller and the cost of living goes up for those remaining because they’re the ones who have to pay for it. One of the main solutions to this problem is to get people to come in – diasporans in particular, get some of them to return, as well as foreigners who want to live in our great country and play a part in it’s development. That is a win – win situation for us. It can only enrich us. Let us move away from being a closed society and embrace diversification.

    • Aaaaa
      February 28, 2011

      No one is decrying immigrants in the country. If she was second generation meaning born in dominica I don’t think most people would have an issue with it. But be honest you think any dominican child can go up for teenage pageant in Dominican Republic? If she was born in DA I don’t think most would have an issue.

      • warma
        February 28, 2011

        I do not know the answer to that question, but you be honest, neither do you. Has it ever been tried? Neither you nor I know the answer to that question either. It makes no sense presuming that it is not possible, for it very well may be. Its as simple as that.

        • concerned citizen
          March 1, 2011

          I know a dominican national who won a national pageant in tortola wont mention name but just saying………

    • heyheywoi
      February 28, 2011

      YESSS!!!!! this is how we should comment!!!!! THANK YOU FOR SAYING THOSE NICE WORDS

  38. Former Student/Kudos
    February 28, 2011

    YES YES YES we did it, finally after many years of us struggling to win. I distinctly remember when I was a student back in the 90’s we came in first runner up and the reason that was given why we did not win was because our rep. held her dresss.smth they just had to give it to CHS, they could not stand the fact that Marissa was a better contestant than the convent girl at the time, but this time there was no stopping us. Nicole inspite of all the negativity do not worry with my so called Dominicans people who are shallow minded, they just can’t stand the fact and learn to move on. You did well and you represented your school well that was what this is all about. Kudos to you my girl. Let your reign as teen queen be a positive thing in your life and may you represent the teens in Dominica proudly.

  39. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    congrats…. I.T.S.S is the BEST…..

  40. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    sacway voleh..spanish ppl goin up 4 dominica teen pageant..haha..dominicans wat a shame..havin spanish ppl win allu..haha..

    • Upset
      February 28, 2011

      Stop disrespecting people. The spanish lives here they contribute to the economic development of the country therefore they have a right to take part in local competitions and if they win they must wear the crown. REspect the young lady she was splendid she won the competition hands down. Her talent was international and she will represent Dominica very well. Great work ITSS and Miss Rodriguez

    • troublemaker with a change
      February 28, 2011

      hmmmmmmmmmmmmm……………look at that………..everything is a voleh………….congratulate the child instead of bringing her down…………is not allu dat wat growth and development…………well look at diversifiying the economy……….GROW UP

  41. Deoborah
    February 28, 2011

    How many passports does she have. I hope she has a Commonwealth of Dominica passport to make her eligible for a national competition.

    • Anonymous
      February 28, 2011

      stupid she has right to attend to school same as to compete for her school……dont be hating talent…. go ITSS…..

      • concerned for what my country is becoming
        February 28, 2011

        What is her talent? BELLY DANCING?

      • concerned for what my country is becoming
        February 28, 2011

        What TALENT? best spectacular wear, best in spectacular wear, best evening wear and best in evening wear awards. IS THIS TALENT?

        • hmmm
          March 1, 2011

          Concerned….wow you stupid! The girl did win Best Talent. Alas you really need to shut up!

  42. Just Giving my Two CENTS
    February 28, 2011

    Congratulatiosn going out to the young lady who excelled at the event to emerge the winner.

    I am happy to see that multiculturalism is showing it’s face in Dominica. I must say, it is time that Dominicans wake up to the world around them and realise that multicultaralism has taken over the world.

    Look to the Americans, Canada, England, the so called world players and we’ll hear over and over that IMMIGRANTS help build the nations and keep them functioning.

    IMMIGRANTS make an immense contribution to their society.

    So i say to the Dominicans who are being prejudiced, racist, small minded in their words and thoughts – PLEASE – welcome the multiculturality to Dominica….as long as we do not forget our CULTURE,….we need to remember that just as they are immigrants in Dominica, so too are we immigrants in their country and another man’s country…so let’s treat them how we want to be treated!!!!!

    • Concerned father
      February 28, 2011

      I agree with you.

      • Aaaaa
        February 28, 2011

        yeah where in canada or US you see them let a non american or canadian win or even participate in teen competitions with other country passport? Shaking my head. Y’all just don’t get it. No one is being racist and there is a basis for people concern.

    • troublemaker with a change
      February 28, 2011

      so true……….i agree with u

  43. hey
    February 28, 2011

    I would hope that some of you commenting noticed that she did not win best speech neither did she win best response to question. Don’t be a hater. Any objective person should realise that it just means that she surpassed the others in the other rounds that she did win.

  44. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    as a former student off the itss am so proud nicole for makin itss finally get on the map off recorgnition and i think you should go up next year for miss dominica jus ignore the negative comment that was said to you …….at itss wi got lots off potential hate it or love it………..
    LEARNING TODAY FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW …….nicole you really did mak itss day bright you go girl………………
    and to all the dominicans with all you negative comment HUSH ALL YOU MOUTH!!!!1
    if she was represnting convent high or grammar school all u wont sai sh*&

  45. Michael
    February 28, 2011

    Dominica once hosted the Miss OECS. A few times contestants would in their speech indicate that they were of either Dominican parentage or born on Dominica, but won the National title in another country. The first Miss OECS [ 1984] represented Antigua and Barbuda but was born on Point Michel. Very recent on Antigua in 2010, the 1st Runner in the Miss Antigua and Barbuda Carnival Queen show was born on Dominica. Why are we being so discriminatory? When we open our shore/door to our Caribbean brothers and sisters,to ESME, we opened them up to our Culture, access to our Education and Health system. We open them up to a population which was on the decline which affected the rates we pay for services such as water, electricity etc., since there were few consumers of these services. When we open our door we opened it to integration. Are we saying that if family decide to take resident in Dominica, if there is a 01 – 17 years old that the family should not consider coming to Dominica? We should also think differently. There are Dominican who migrated to other countries, should their kids who were either born there or grew up there, not be afforded opportunities? Wake up! This is the year 2011!

    To the ITSS congrats! It is my alma matter! It is our first Miss Teen Dominica/Teenage Pageant. And at 40 years I felt proud listening to the results. It would be very interesting what would have transpired had we have the customary schools within the Roseau catchment area, namely Convent High School.

    Administer of DNO, Is there a reason why we haven’t been seeing picture highlights of the various shows? I notice there was NONE for Opening of Carnival, Princess Show, Junior Calypso Monarch, Soca and Groovy and now Miss Teen Dominica. Is this going to be the order for the Carnival Season? I have always look forward to viewing the pics a day or two after. Very thankful for that as a Dominican residing in the Diaspora!

    Off note folks, there is NO website for Dominica’s Carnival 2011, The Real Mas, the Caribbean most spontaneous Carnival. All you get is info on 2010.

    • concerned
      February 28, 2011

      these instances were different because if you had only done your homework and found out the rule and regulations for pageantry in Antigua you would have know that you need to be a citizen either by birth or naturalization which is if you did not know….they had to have an antiguan passport from having lived in the country a certain number of years or if their mother or father was Antiguan…. KNOW YOUR FACTS FIRST

    • concerned citizen
      March 1, 2011

      You could not have said it better Michael.

  46. shabine
    February 28, 2011

    so am going through the list of awards she won and not one says “best speech”. so am wondering what is the basis of some the comments.

    • youth
      February 28, 2011

      i agree…. people in Dominica too small minded!

  47. past student of itss
    February 28, 2011

    ITSS ON DE MAP. CONGRATS

  48. past i.t.s.s. veteran
    February 28, 2011

    :mrgreen: dominicans are travelling all over the globe so y cnt chinese hatians and spanish come to our country low minded ppl chooooo………….congrats nicole

  49. yes fada
    February 28, 2011

    ITSS we love you
    , yes we do to all dem haters cheak ur history or ask ur parents who mr isaiah thomas was den maybe ull respect d school more congrats nicole

  50. Nice nice
    February 28, 2011

    I was at the show to support goodwil but this young lady was supberb in all rounds and she is deserving of her crown. congrats to her and the school. she did well.

  51. just simple
    February 28, 2011

    Well done ms. rodriguez, next year if life permits, vie for the ms. dominica pageant. ignore the negative…

  52. sandspider
    February 28, 2011

    Commonwealth of D/ca Republica de D/ca is the same sh*&,we r all D/cans,we say one caribbean so what!!!!!!. Congrats job well done. Next year she should go for Miss D/ca. chinesse doin what they want n allu sayin nothin!!!

    • troublemaker with a change
      February 28, 2011

      is true……………let them know…………Dominicans to narrow-minded

  53. unbiased
    February 28, 2011

    dominican dominican what nuh? so many dominicans that claim they american and english once they land in de people airport… stupes. Okay so as : :wink:
    Miss Jacintha Fagan is St. Lucian then i guess she should not be trying to get our scholarship then? Come on mehn!!! One People, One Nation… Don’t Hate Appreciate!!!

  54. youth
    February 28, 2011

    Them so called Dominicans that discriminating the young lady are you guys stupid? was the young lady representing herself? she was representing her school which is a Dominican school!!! Get Real People! the young lady did very well at the show…. maybe if you guys had trained the other young ladies to portray that they wanted the crown in all aspects of the show like how Miss ITSS did maybe they will impress our judges like she did!

    As a young person allu stupid comments making me sick and because of them comments allu making me ashamed to be Dominican!

    Congratulations to the teachers at ITSS who helped her to reach the top!

  55. fair game
    February 28, 2011

    she didn’t win an award for her speech etc. “She won best talent, best spectacular wear, best in spectacular wear, best evening wear and best in evening wear awards.” none of that has to do with her language… if she won all those her score would be higher than the rest right? she won 5.. everyone else won 1. it’s not about speech alone.. that is only one category….imagine if she didn’t mess up on her speech and questions.. she would have won all…so just be happy some girls got the chance to win at least some. She is very pretty!

  56. kibeauty
    February 28, 2011

    So y are all of these issues coming up now, after the contestant has won the show? Wouldn’t the negative comments have made more sense when they were introduced as contestants for the Miss teen Dominica? How many of us know the weightings for the segments of the show? If she topped 5 categories, and were way above in some, that would have compensated for the errors in her speech and answer questions. Haven’t ever a teen contestant (Dominican born) made language errors on stage and we would have been left to wonder if English is her first language? I am not saying that some of the critiques are not of genuine concern but we are tooo quick to give negative criticisms and not look at the bigger picture……..the fact is she won, so just congratulate the girl and her school, and address your concerns in the appropriate way and to the appropriate persons.

  57. --
    February 28, 2011

    daaayyyyuumm 8-O … whe she live at??? :-P

  58. Dominican Overseas
    February 28, 2011

    I was not in DA to see the show but I am pretty sure they all did a good job. why R U all commenting about her English when those of U who were born N bred in DA can’t even speak the language. My kids are half spanish (Rodriguez…coincidentally) and speak proper english. Dont worry about what language she speaks… at least she represented DA better than some of US who claim to be representng. Dont we say in DA that “nous ka pala lang mama nous”…well she did just that “E pala lang mama ey asou stage la”

    gran trabajo … mantener el buen trabajo Nicole Rodriguez!!!

  59. Her Chaperone
    February 28, 2011

    Any way Dominicans i am dissapointed in your biased,racist,predjudice comments.When Dominicans participate in pageants in The Universities in the United states they are praised,when DOMINICANS participate in sports in foreign countries we recognize them.Is it because she is not from our country we are predujice. And further more non of the Dominican girls wanted to participate. She asked to take part. Mr Raymond Lawrence was consulted, and the criteria is that you have to attend the school not be a Dominican. She introduced herself in spanish to let all you so called Dominicans know we are not embrassed of her heritage, and not hiding it.I worked tirelessly with this young lady ,she is beautiful and intelligent,ohh she does well in school,better than most of “Dominican” peers. This is all because that she did not come from one of the so called top tier schools. This year is ITSS time ok and we brought it home. Thanks to her walking coach, you know urself.

  60. pass student of itss
    February 28, 2011

    Allu dominicans to unfair is not because is itss allu have to criticize the girl because
    She is spanish. Inspite of she being a spanish and she attended a school in town
    Allu would not say all those things there. The girl work 4 her a crown and she get it.
    Stop complainin about the girl.

  61. pass fomer student of ITSS
    February 28, 2011

    well done nicole u hav made us proud…..u put us ontop…..dont worry wit those haterz cus haterz will always b haterzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….u deserved it baby…..i hope u will b competing in many other shows cause u hav da talent keep it up girl………….ITSS MASVIVE

  62. i-ray-tion
    February 28, 2011

    stop dat discrimination of nicole. so many of us dominicans going all over de world and fighting to get into positions………hmmmmmmmm is not all of we human with the same blood? leave de young lady alone and fight for all u own.

  63. WIKILEAKS
    February 28, 2011

    We need more of her in Dominica…

  64. Art A Sound
    February 28, 2011

    She a Beauty…no matter where she comes from doesnt stop her from being human …you go girlll!!

  65. PSS of Possie
    February 28, 2011

    Well I am not objecting because it shows the increasing diversity of Dominica: Haitian, Chinese, Spanish….

    But I just want to praise Millie Casimir of PSS for doing us proud. She put in alot of work to represent her school and community. Thanks and all the best to Millie.

  66. A BAWI WOMAN
    February 28, 2011

    Congratulations Nicole Rodriguez,am so happy my pass school won.

  67. past student i.t.s.s
    February 28, 2011

    to all who hating keep it up.bcuz its has jus began to show that itss got talent.we will be on the map now.congrats to u nicole.u made our skool proud.that is to show roseau nt only dem dat have talent.we got it to at Isaiah Thomas Secondary School.i am so proud

  68. congrats
    February 28, 2011

    i am happy that she won if she deserved it however this is miss teen Dominica.if she possesses a Dominican passport then she is free and eligible to compete if not i think Dominicans should ask their selves a question.

    • concerned
      February 28, 2011

      i agree with you a hundred percent

  69. Muslim_Always
    February 28, 2011

    Congrats nicole, the only thing I do not like in the queen and teenage shows is the swimsuit wear round of course due to my religious affliation and our views of exposing one’s body. Other than that I see it as an expression of culture and talent. We need more

    However, I am very happy for this young lady and could bring some joy to her school. Unfortunately, I saw quite a few comments which shows the high level of prejudicism from our Dominican people. They criticize the young lady because she is of Spanish Origin, even worse, people think schools in Roseau are better than those in the rural areas. This mentality needs to varnish, this is absolute nonsense. We have to invest and support all our schools on the island. We have to recommend suggestions for improvement. We need to be more positive as a people. The lack of LOVE has eroded us, we have no love for each other, we treat our own and others at times so poorly. We need to stop that, it’s unhealthy for us.

    • screwy
      February 28, 2011

      teenage pageant DOES NOT have a swimwear round. Jeez!

  70. woyyy woyyy
    February 28, 2011

    u mean to tell me haitian, spanish and chiney take over dominica.
    dey really sell us
    ummm

    • GOD is good
      February 28, 2011

      wen u go america n get a job on a visiting visa, are u taking over america u BOUSOLAVIE. SMALLL MINDED PLP. IT IS TIME WE REALIZE THAT DOMINICA IS BECOMING A MULTINATIONAL COUNTRY. ALL U LEAVING AND GO. ALLU DONOT C THE BEAUTY IN ALLU COUNTRY SO OTHERS ARE ENJOYING IT FOR U. SHUT UP AND GO AND EAT UR SUPER U HUNGRY F****************

  71. Kb lyric
    February 28, 2011

    Dominicans can’t even win in Dominica they sell all you long time people coming from all over is a free port …..SMH

    • shameful
      February 28, 2011

      You’re just jealous

      If you check all the continents you’re sure to find a Dominican there. Dominicans go all over and excel, so what if she’s spanish. At the end of the day she represents ITSS and she won…leave with it and stop hating.

    • Anonymous
      February 28, 2011

      oh please

    • AN EDUCATED GUESS
      February 28, 2011

      I feel compelled to respond to your rediculous nonesense as I sit at my desk in London and also to try and educate you, although by your very sad comments there’s perhaps ‘no hope’ for someone with such a ‘backward’ way of thinking.

      First of all no man is an island and nor is Dominica or Dominicans.

      Second of all I am not sure which stone you crawled out from under but I say with that whopped attitude ‘you need to go right back there, do not pass go, and remain there’, as a growing island like Dominica certainly has no place for such mentality in society!

      Thirdly, have you ever taken the time to consider and research the number of Dominicans that are living in so many countries/islands around the globe, (whether legally, elegally or those born of Dominican parentage)? I suggest you do just that and enlighten yourself as ‘Dominicans’ are some of the last people on this planet who should be making such degrogatory comments or inflamatory statements. (GROW THE HELL UP, FIND YOUR NICHE IN LIFE AND GO FOR IT–STOP BEING A CRAB IN THE BARREL)! I pity you whoever you are!

      Congratulations young lady! I wasn’t at the show but by all accounts from what people who were there and listening to the commentary on radio, you were heads and shoulders above the rest in most categories and the key in pageats is always ‘total consistency.’ Well done lovey and do enjoy your reign.

      Hearty congratulations is also extended to all of the other positive young ladies who did yourselves proud, your island proud, your schools proud and most of all family and friends both in and out of the island!

  72. king maker
    February 28, 2011

    @ the end of the day she’ll only be remembered as the miss teen who won when the top tier schools didn’t participate in the event.

    Sad but true.

    Would of like to see her against the likes of a CHS, DGS, and SMSS girl!

    • Truth be told
      February 28, 2011

      She would have won against the so called top tier schools also. Going to school in Roseau does not make you a better person or performer.

      • Danna
        February 28, 2011

        I agree! Sometimes we Dominicans are just too ignorant. What does that have to do with anything? The judges were quite satisfied with her performance hence the reason she emerged the winner of the Teenage Pageant. Deal with it people!!

    • Interesting...
      February 28, 2011

      u rude and out of place! so if a school is in a rural district it is not “top tier”?!

      • Anonymous
        February 28, 2011

        i second what king maker said

        i listened to the show and couldn;t help but wonder. The “top tier” school girls would make her speak english by force.

        • Concerned
          February 28, 2011

          If you went to a so-called top tier school and you think like that then God help us.

    • da real...... HMMMM
      February 28, 2011

      hmmm …wonder which one dem skools u went 2…. see how u come out

    • Observer
      February 28, 2011

      Wow…so since CHS, DGS and SMSS are the top tier schools, maybe they should be the only ones competing.

    • hmmm
      February 28, 2011

      wat makes these schools top tier….students from convent high are picked from the top of the common entrance list….to sit cxc the teachers hand pick the students and all the others sit as private students, thats why they always SEEM to have a high pass rate.

      u always hear about things going on in different school but convent hides theirs…..hve a doctor examine the girls at that school ….wat percentage are sexually active but still apear to b virgins? the rate of anal sex at that school is high too…now is that top tier?

      no school is higher than the rest n thats the mentality that dominicans must drop!

      • Anonymous
        February 28, 2011

        I bet all of yall who are complaining didnt have the opportunity to attend a top tier school. These girls are pretty, smart, decent and wonderful.

        Many prominent people – doctors, lawyers, engineers, politicians and great wives and husbands came from those schools.

        Hate it or love it !

    • Cleo (Former ITSS pupil)
      March 1, 2011

      Well, I am very disppointed with King Maker’s comment. You should start living up to your name! There no teir schools in D/ca. I am a former pupil of ITSS and a lawyer in the UK. ITSS have produced many lawyers, doctors, accountants, engineers, authors, politicans, leaders and the lsit goes on…….Therefore that make us all top tier schools in D/ca.

      Secondly, this girl represented her school and not the country. The best girl won! Conrgatualtions Nicole you are beautiful!!!

  73. pass student of itss
    February 28, 2011

    We finally get on the map. Congratulate nicole u made us proud.

  74. February 28, 2011

    so was she forgetting her English and speaking Spanish on the stage?????????????????????????? :

  75. belle beth
    February 28, 2011

    Congrats Nicole!!! You made your school proud and the haters hating!!
    Keep your head high and enjoy your reign as miss teen!!!

  76. February 28, 2011

    Nicole tried her best and thats wat d others had to do but i would just like to congrats Nicole continue trying ur best

  77. cruz
    February 28, 2011

    finally my past school has won the teen crown………….well done ITSS i am even prouder today to be a past student congratulations wooooooooooooopyyyyyyyyy

  78. Jane
    February 28, 2011

    The young lady was excused for not being able to speak english properly, and that was just not right. Any other contestant would have been penalized for the number of mistakes during speech and questions. Is this a good trend to follow, are we going to excuse the Haitains and Chinese next. She performed well yes, but to be crown miss teen I dont think so.

    • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
      February 28, 2011

      :-D so she spoke spanglish huh. I agree with you on that wii…but I guess beauty ,curves and talent carry more weight . On that note…..whatever happened to all those beautiful Dominican girls?Are they not interested in going up for miss teen anymore? Only a few high schools participated in this years’ competition? I did not hear about CHS, DGS. What happened? Let me go take my spanish book

      • salops
        February 28, 2011

        This is a BEAUTY CONTEST STOP ACTING LIKE SOME HUNCH BACK UGLY GIRL WOULD HAVE WON.. She won and thats that she was the best.

    • mmmmm
      February 28, 2011

      Have you ever looked at the Miss World and Miss Universe Pageant????

      Some of the contestants cannot speak English??

      By the way is it only English that is the only language in the World????

      I think now we are getting too far by even rebuking those who cannot speak English. We think we are all in the World and even think that certain schools are better than the other.. Grading and Branding schools and persons.

      We are all the same in his sight.

      Let the young lady enjoy her reign. She did her best and won even if she is not a full blown Dominican. She is Caribbean… She is someone’s child as well ….. You all now taking this joke too far..

      Give the young lady a break and wish her well so you will be wished well too.

      • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
        February 28, 2011

        Most of you responders who get offended by what people say are from I.T.S.S or have some connection with I.T.S.S. Enjoy it since there will be no other crowned queen from ITSS for the next 100 years. Next year CHS coming back for her crown. CHS gave you all a break and all you want to show off…. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  79. Jane
    February 28, 2011

    I quite agree she was good but should she have won I dont think so. Excuse her because she couldn’t speak english. Rubbish I say. And what about the granbay girl, I personally would have placed her.

    • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
      February 28, 2011

      You should know Dominicans by now. They get bazodie when they see someone from another country who is prettier than them no matter what. So far no one has congratulated any of the runner-ups. They busy responding to what others say. They all heated up

  80. Flex
    February 28, 2011

    I think the young lady did well, but I think the judges excused all her blunders when answering her questions because she is spanish, that to me wasn’t fair. I see no reason y one girl can be penalized and the other not just because english is not her first language. Dominica is full of foreign nationals, and if others decide to participate is that the trend we are going to take in judges, excuse them because they are not english.

    Congrats Millie Casimi

    • Truth be told
      February 28, 2011

      are we discriminating against the young lady’s language and then fight to go to Guadeloupe or some other country and claim that you have rights?

      • tom
        February 28, 2011

        i agree

      • mmmmm
        February 28, 2011

        True true … Truth be told

        Some persons do show their (hatred) biasness to foreign people when a lot of Nationals are all over the world — living, working earning and sending to their relatives back here.

    • eeni meeni miney mo
      February 28, 2011

      @ flex you’re not making any sense. if the judges had excused her problems with the language she would have won best speech or best answer to question. at the end of the day she got 6 other awards she deserved to win. get real.

  81. Grey
    February 28, 2011

    It’s all politics.

  82. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011

    Congratulations to Nicole and The Isaiah Thomas Secondary School. A well deserved win after so many years of competing and not winning. ITSS is a great school with great students and Nicole just reminded all of Dominica of the rural school on the hill. As a former teacher my chest is swelled with pride at this momentousness achievement. Hats off to ITSS.

    • Truth be told
      February 28, 2011

      i am also a former teacher of ITSS and I am very proud that a student has made the top.

  83. january till december
    February 28, 2011

    woooo hooo!!1 yep yep baby!!1 itss is in the house…so proud of you nicks!!1miss mendes and miss hurtault along with the others who chipped in on staff did a good job inhelping bring out what comes to nicole naturally…. sewo itss tomorro..who bringin the champagne!!!!

  84. Good advice
    February 28, 2011

    are we serious this is miss teen D/ca not miss Caribbean ,we have to take a look at what and how we conduct or business in D/ca, I live in NY an my daughter wanted to participate in little miss princess,and I was told that she would have to be an American,she been living in NY with me for the past 11 years,and 2 years ago she wanted to participate.but was turn down.

    so why do any,and any body can get their way over our children in D/ca,am not mad about the young lady getting it am mad that they would allow her to participate. his is Miss Teen Dominica.
    come on d/cans show some respect.

    we are going in the wrong way.hope that you guys know what you all are doing.cause Spanish have no way of not taking what they want so be careful.

    • HMMMMMMMMMMM
      February 28, 2011

      YOU ARE TALKING NONSENSE …….SHE ATTENDS SCHOOL IN DOMINICA SO THEREFORE SHE REPRESENTED HER SCHOOL SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL? YOU ALL HAVE A FRENCH MAN RULING THE COUNTRY SO TELL ME???????????????????????

    • stace
      February 28, 2011

      Don’t you know that most of the foriegn people leaving in DA have Doimican Passport? So they are Dominicans! The Spanish speaking girl is a Dominican just like you yourself!

      I Bet your daughter don’t have an American Passport,so she is not American! She is still Dominican living in America via a Visa!

    • salops
      February 28, 2011

      nobody tell u go New York and have your child take place in America bizz.. DR is part of the Caribbean atleast.. and you dont even know if the girl have dual citizenship.. her mother or father could be from Dominica and the other from DR.. give me a break.

    • Just call me miss jackson...
      February 28, 2011

      You maybe have your child living in NY maybe illegally like u …. So if she is an illegal u realllly expect them to let her run… I am a past student of ITTS and a former participant of the MTP.. Finally we were able to get the crown.. All of allu going in people country and becoming citizens, and living ILLEGALLY, allu getting all kinds of benifits including food stamps, week for your kids, freeeee healthcare, section 8 and all kinds of stuff, alot of times with NOOOO papers but allu want to talk about the young lady and what dominica coming too, pleaseeeeee will and come again.. Take the spec out your eyes before u take it out from your neighbor’s eye. Typicalll dominicans always wanna be a sour louser..Just accept and move on. No one told u to go NY and have your kid.. Is a good thing my child is an american and if and when i decide to go back to dominica she will have her dominican passport too.. who vex take a number.. shaitttt

      • Good advice
        February 28, 2011

        who tell all you that these Spanish people want to stay in DA.please am working with some of them and they told me that as soon as they get their da passport they are trying to get a US visa, da is just a lick place for them ,they talk down about da so much how small and backward it is. I have two friends that are form dominica republic and they are in da now. one is looking to get married the other one told me all she want is a man to give her a baby so she can get a passport.

        my child and myself are both legal people in NY.so please ,I love my island that is why i am just saying we have to look out for our own,as soon as this young lady gets what she want form us ,da is no longer on her map.I can promise u that .da is second class to them spanish.the people from china we have a better chance with them cause they are really not leaving da to go no where else ,but spanish.

        dominican clean up ur back yard first and then mover over, some of you all are just big fools fools I say. .

  85. ashamed dominican right now.
    February 28, 2011

    well done sweety, did not see the show but i listen and had no doubt you were going to be the winner. i was really impress with the way you answered your question.although english is your second language.congrates to your teachers too.your english is impressive.congrates again.

  86. Impressed!
    February 27, 2011

    I am very Pleased with the young lady”s performance. I attended the show and she Waawed me from the introduction round. The fact that English is not her mother language impeded her speech a bit but I am impressed with the way she handled it, she spoke from her heart, dance is a language that the spanish speak very passionately and the way she glided on stage spoke volumes of her abilitity to be a natural, this talent was not practiced for the show, it seemed a part of her and that’s what talent is about. At the end consistency wins the crown and at that show YES I, she was consistent. Simple, sweet and her speech on dance she spoke from her heart, not rehersed at all so I am proud of you girl.

  87. Miss
    February 27, 2011

    Miss ITSS was good she worked hard congratulations but i believe the Grand Bay girl was very good , your talent was what you can do best right but if it were someone else who danced that sexy dance they would not have won bast talent her spectacular wear i didnt like , no recycle material pala judges come better than that what is that did she get it because she had a big head piece or what , best in dress she was not polished i liked the grand bay girl in her dress she was easy going and sweet . To me this show was based on Politics colour and some judges they need to remave .

  88. tom
    February 27, 2011

    yes i

  89. hhmmmm
    February 27, 2011

    not to take anything from the young lady who no doubt worked hard to be where she is but is she dominican?

    • Sheffield
      February 28, 2011

      wellllll….de thing about is you shoulda ask that before the show. Is not now she win that can be relevant again eh. Maybe they thought lets just allow her in, she wont win anyway…well she showed them. It was a well deserved crown!

  90. fuke-chillot!
    February 27, 2011

    TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO WEIGHED HER DOWN AND OTHER CONTESTANTS!

    WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HER NOW?…………. COMMENTING ON PREVIOUS NEWS THAT SHE COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH? I guess she spoke patois on the stage and WOW the judges… CONGRATZ YOUNG LADY!!

    …Is this the first hispanic to win the crown? Would love to know

    CONGRATULATIONS GIRL!…

  91. Anonymous
    February 27, 2011

    even in our country we second class

    • postage
      February 28, 2011

      fool stop being racist, she represented her school and won remarkably

    • mmmmm
      February 28, 2011

      You only become second class if you want to be so. Lack of self esteem is hurting a lot of people. It lets them believe that if one achieves .. they say that this person is better than I am and they carry this burden to their detriment. These are the people who become negative speakers to come. Everything is wrong to them and they look for a small hole in a well dressed individual to make the good look ugly.

      People time to raise your banner. No one is better than you are .. We only have different talents but in the Creators sight , we are all the same.

  92. hm!
    February 27, 2011

    Congrats Nicole! You made your school proud!

  93. GOD is good
    February 27, 2011

    i am happy for u Nicole. u were confident and u claim victory for yourself. thanks to the itss teachers who make it their duty that itss got the best reprensentation. special thanks goes to mendes and anika. gooooooooooooooooo nicole show them wat we r made off. love u guys.

    • proud of u
      February 28, 2011

      its danika not anika…. and drummerz did his part as well…. u guys rock! bring it home to ITSS its the best

  94. sweet donzee
    February 27, 2011

    It was a pleasure meeting you. U were exceptional in every round but u brought tears to my eyes in the evening wear round. Thank u I am so proud.

  95. Anonymous
    February 27, 2011

    dey givin crown to someone dat never raise or born in d/a all u start well early

    • SWEETNESS
      February 28, 2011

      de girl mother is dominican and her father is spanish and hey she is a naturalized dominican…..so if u wanna talk about born and raise….IS OPHELIA A DOMINICAN?? NO !! but yet she has brought and done so much in Dominican…but the fact is and will remain for the entire year the ITSS HAS THE MISS TEEN DOMINICA CROWN…HATE IT OR LOVE IT

      • mmmmm
        February 28, 2011

        Hey what makes one a Dominican??

        I know so many persons who born overseas and they lived all their life in Dominica.

        I have a relative who was born overseas but from six months to now, he has resided and gone to school in Dominica.

        Again I ask what makes one a Dominican???

        Someones we have to use our initiatives you know.. Is like some of us brains not working , we do not have an opinion but hinge on what others say even if what they say is wrong and can be a detriment to us.

  96. EDUCATION IS KEY
    February 27, 2011

    integration is key…..i like that…..

  97. yes i
    February 27, 2011

    so it had to take a spanish to make the school win?? smh, congrats tho

  98. Non Hater............Truth Teller
    February 27, 2011

    Are you guys crazy?………….What did this young lady do to deserve that title.
    Dominicans have taken byassness to another level and this was completely low of them.
    Completely, the crown was for the Portsmouth Secondary beauty or the Pierre Charles Secondary star. These girls came to win while the others just came on the stage as if it was a joke.
    When in this country have our african ancestors embraced belly dancing……..Hello No.
    I don’t encourage any school to take part in this Pageant any more.
    If any one has something to say about my comment…..Come say it to my face…Im waiting

    • mweeeeeeeeee
      February 28, 2011

      or good will secondary dont forget she did her best itss doe deserve that

      • smh
        February 28, 2011

        its not about culture nuh it is about displaying your talent

  99. @ROSEAU
    February 27, 2011

    WhERE U SELF COMIN OUT!!?? WERE U AT THE PAGEANT? I GUESS NOT BCUZ ITSS SURELY DESERVED THE CROWN,..NICOLE IS VERY TALENTED AND SHE DID HER BEST AND AS U CAN SEE IT PAID OFF SO IF UR JUST SPEAKIN WITHOUT EVENING KNOWIN WAT WENT DOWN U ARE RIDICULOUS…SHE DID WELL, HER ENGLISH WAS THE ONLY LITTLE PROBLEM BT DAT DIDNT EVEN MATTER
    I’M A PAST STUDENT OF THE ITSS AND IM SO ROUND…CONGRATS MISS NICOLE!!!111

  100. Meeeeeeeeee
    February 27, 2011

    Anybody knows who placed 2ndand 3rd?

  101. Proud Dominican
    February 27, 2011

    Congrats to Miss Rodriguez. Thought Grand Bay would have placed but i guess i thought wrong.

  102. mouth of the west
    February 27, 2011

    CONGRATS…I HATE CARNIVAL..BUT AT LEAST ITSS FINALLY GET SOMETHING…AND FURTHERMORE IN THE RECENT SADNESS OF THE MISSING ITSS STUDENT A LITTLE SMILE WILL APPEAR!

  103. I.T.S.S
    February 27, 2011

    I am so proud of this school. It is the school which made me who I am. It has molded me in becoming who I am today, someone my parents can be proud of. Many believe the lies that nothing good can come from ITSS, but this achievement has proven this notion as absolutely incorrect. Congratulations Nicole, and the teachers who stood with you. I know that they travailed but they did a marvelous job.

  104. v c
    February 27, 2011

    well done nicole you deserved it and your talent was super go girl reach for the stars

  105. Hope
    February 27, 2011

    Congratz to Miss Rodriguez!!

  106. proud former student of the ISAIAH THOMAS SECONDARY SCHOOL
    February 27, 2011

    I am so happy that first time in history the isaiah thomas secondary school have finally won the crown

  107. mozilla
    February 27, 2011

    CONGRATSSSSS NICOLE DARLING! u did great..!
    lets goo itsssssss keep cumin up on d map!

  108. mash potato
    February 27, 2011

    congrats to de spanish u deserve it

    • mash potato
      February 28, 2011

      yaw yaw trust u wi lol

    • EYEZ
      February 28, 2011

      u mad mamzel doe deserve that g.s.s deserve that

      • HMMMMMM(the psychic)
        February 28, 2011

        They jealous g.s.s that is why they did not give it to her.

  109. ROSEAU
    February 27, 2011

    LOOK STORY THE WIN DOMINICA NOT IN IT AGAIN.

    • justice
      February 28, 2011

      Roseau u maybe get lots of thumbs down but if i understand what u saying i somewhat with you. Congrats to nicole but i will it was a DOMINICAN native that had the crown. None the less i am an alumni from ITSS so im proud it went to my school

      • justice
        February 28, 2011

        correction…………………..I WISH IT WAS A DOMINICAN NATIVE

  110. moi
    February 27, 2011

    who won the soca monarch thing?

    • Impressed!
      February 27, 2011

      Did”nt u read before u posted your questiob? This is a Miss Teen Forum.

    • Truth be told
      February 28, 2011

      Did daddy chess go to ITSS? He won the Soca Monach!

    • DiD u Ask /////////////?
      February 28, 2011

      1 A Dominican WON Miss TEEN Dominica . 2 A Dominican WON SOca Monach :lol: :-P :?:

  111. concerned youth
    February 27, 2011

    congratulations Nicole and the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School. we have been participating for so long, finally a win. i am a proud past student of the ITSS. C.M

  112. past student
    February 27, 2011

    finally we made it .congrats my dear

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