Organizer of Mr Caribbean explains rationale for the event

Dominica's representative at the show Junior Thomas (left), the rep from the Dominican Republic and Antoinette Mora
Dominica’s representative at the show Junior Thomas (left), the rep from the Dominican Republic and Antoinette Mora

Antoinette Mora, organizer of the Mr. Caribbean competition, has sought to explain the rationale behind the event saying it stems from the “disappearing male in society” in relation to avenues that showcase the vast amount of talent existing in Dominica.

“In Dominica alone there are the Princess Show, Miss Teen Dominica, Miss Dominica, Miss Wob Dwiyet, Madame Wob Dwiyet, and the list goes on, that allow their female counterparts to express themselves culturally, and pursue future opportunities and there was nothing for young men,” she explained at a press conference on Wednesday.

She stated that the show, slated for January 29, aims to expose the ‘amazing’ talent within the Caribbean region.

“It will be a chic display of natural masculine charm,” Mora said. “It targets males between the ages of 18 and 45, and contestants will participate in an introductory round, costume, talent, swimwear, formal wear, and interview segments.”

Junior Thomas, the Mr. Caribbean contestant representing Dominica, said he is honoured to serve his country, during his “favourite” time of year.

“I am honoured to be representing the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica in the second annual Mr. Caribbean competition,” he stated. “I am really honoured and privileged to be on stage and not behind of the stage. Every year, I always work with a teen contestant and a Queen contestant in various Carnival activities. I look forward to putting on a splendid performance.”

The contestants for the competition are Ersil Charles Jr. (Antigua and Barbuda), Jeremiah McCullen (Barbados), Andres Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Michael Redhead (Grenada), Paul Charles (Guyana), and Junior Thomas (Dominica).

A contestant from Anguilla may be a new addition to the group, Mora said.

The show is expected to take place at the Arawak House of Culture from 8:00pm. Tickets cost $40, and are available at The Glam, Dons and Divas, Primadonna, and Domingo.

Guest performances will come from the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre, and singer, Lyrique.

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21 Comments

  1. Tjebe Fort
    January 23, 2016

    I don’t know why the organizer wants to use such high falluting words to explain this show. Call a spade a spade. The only rationale behind this is for the organizers to make money. I don’t mind but be honest and don’t try to fool us with sopme kind of superior movitve. Too much of this nonsense going on in our country. Chupes!

  2. love I
    January 23, 2016

    Why are you all so ignorant,,,leave those people alone..it is a show..to entertain..go all of you and enjoy…you might really like it

  3. Susay
    January 22, 2016

    Mora stop being hypocritical best you call this a MISTA-SHE EXTRAVAGANZA than a MR CARIBBEAN. dA is too small for us not to know the strange un-masculine tendencies of some of these”Men”.

    Stop it !

  4. Missy
    January 22, 2016

    This is a brilliant idea, i dont believe they saying literally there are nothing for men but in the cultural aspect of it men are just not involved. look back at all the shows, only women are involved so i beleive it is a good idea to have this Mr. Carribbean,

    also look at Mr.Thomas remarks about the show; how he is so honoured to be part of the show, he was always backstage but now he has the opportunity to be on stage .

  5. star
    January 22, 2016

    chanel 1, I support your views but in a slightly different angle, it is so true that on the Mr. Dominica thing , they all act like girls per say. and they “the organizers” must stop promoting this kind of life, making guys think its OK to be girls. What are we asking our society to do. It already has 1 all he needs is the female private parts but he is a girl in the center of Roseau. I aint calling no name.

  6. HA!
    January 21, 2016

    A lot of crap to feminize men. Anyways, as a man I’m only going there to be turned on by the swim suite round.
    To what extent does this promote men’s masculinity? Look at the sponsors.

    • MacBeth
      January 22, 2016

      Actually, a recent interesting observation was made that ALL the males who do attend these shows are indeed gay or bisexuals! Mission being accomplished!

  7. January 21, 2016

    thats the beginning of promoting gay even the guy representing looks and sounds gay

  8. Leah Remy
    January 21, 2016

    Hold on awhile….that representative for Dominica didn’t take part already nuh?

    Mr. too old.

  9. Music Producer
    January 21, 2016

    Why do they keep shoving down our throats that Guyana is in the Caribbean? Guyana is in south America. South America includes twelve sovereign states – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela…and a couple non-sovereign states. They need to stop mis-educating people 8-O 8-O 8-O 8-O

    • Susay
      January 22, 2016

      Stop talking assness? What sea touches the Mainland of Guyana? Do you know of the Caribbean Sea ? Guyanese are not Caribbean people. Where did you get that crabbbb nonsense talk from.

      • Music Producer
        January 22, 2016

        So do Venezuela, Suriname and Columbia…you mis-educated person. Are they also part of the Caribbean? No part of the continent is and will never be the Caribbean! Venezuela is more Caribbean than Guyana, but you would not understand! Look at the map of South America…for yourself and stop being brainwashed.

      • Tjebe Fort
        January 23, 2016

        Well in that case the U.S.A. is a Caribbean country also, so much of it touches the Caribbean sea. You are talking nonsense. Gyana is only termed that way because it is a relic of the English speaking empire in the area and they don’t want to be grouped with their French, Dutch or Spanish speaking neighbours and stay under mama Queen.. Guyana not part of the Commonwealth nuh?

    • End of time
      January 22, 2016

      People who think they know everything usually know nothing. I think this guy is a typical example………

      • Music Producer
        January 22, 2016

        Like you, prime example…how do you know I’m a guy? See how much you know. Go look at the map of South America, then look at the Caribbean…I don’t think you have the brain capacity to do that.

  10. Channel 1
    January 21, 2016

    Utter nonsense. So the way to tackle this so-called “disappearing male in society” matter is to create an event for the further feminization of males eh.

    Who say there is nothing for young men? So many young men are involved in sporting disciplines and other WHOLESOME activities which advance them in life, so where is this illusion that there is nothing for young males coming from?

    Who comes up with these utter nonsense events and ideas.

    Aye DNO, could your investigative journalists find out who really are the covert operators, pushers and financiers behind this Mr foolishness ting. Thanks.

    • giving
      January 21, 2016

      there go’s Mr/Mss Small thinking, its time for people here to start thinking out of this small box that you have placed yourselves.

    • Alas
      January 22, 2016

      …“disappearing male in society” in relation to avenues that showcase the VAST amount of talent existing in Dominica.

      Alas! Go learn how to read a WHOLE sentence. WHOLESOME to you might not be WHOLESOME to someone else. I self not missing.

    • Just Me
      January 22, 2016

      I agree with you.

    • Hmmmmmmmm!
      January 22, 2016

      You think everybody like you, waiting for somebody to finance something. Finance something or shut your mouth.

      • Channel 1
        January 22, 2016

        @Hmmmmmmmm – Go read a book. phew.

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