Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has asked cable company Marpin to waive the pay per view system it had in place for customers who want to watch the live staging of Miss World 2013.
Dominicans can now watch the show free of charge on Marpin channel 21.
In a congratulatory letter to Dominica’s representative at the pageant, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, Skerrit said the government will make a contribution to the company to defray some of its cost in airing the event.
“I have intervened because I have also placed some votes in your favour,” the prime minister wrote.
Marpin had a pay per view regime in place for those who wanted to watch the event which is expected to take place on Saturday starting at 9:00 am local time.
In his congratulatory letter to Armour-Shillingford the prime minister wrote, “On behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, my wife, and on my own behalf, I have the honour to extend sincere congratulations to you on your accomplishments thus far in the 2013 Miss World Competition.”
He said Armour-Shillingford had certainly done herself and the country proud by gracing the Miss World stage and placing the Commonwealth of Dominica on the world map.
“This feat can only be accomplished through considerable effort and dedication on your part and that of your team. Undoubtedly, that determination has paid off and I am sure that your exemplary achievement will make a positive difference in the lives of young Dominican women, particularly those aspiring to follow in your footsteps,” he wrote.
“In an effort to have the entire Dominican population view in support of yourself, I have asked Marpin to waive the pay per view charge to its consumers. The Government, in that regard, will make a contribution to the company to defray some of its cost in airing the event. I have intervened because I have also placed some votes in your favour.”
The Prime Minister closed by extending best wishes to Miss Dominica for continued success in the 2013 Miss Word Competition as well as her future endeavors.
In the meantime “TeamLassa” will be at the LIME store in Roseau until 5:00 pm on Friday to assist in voting to make Armour-Shillingford the People’s Choice at Miss World 2013.
Votes cost $2.25.
Dominicans are encouraged to visit the store and cast their votes.
Voting ends at 7:30 am on Saturday.