Organizers scrap Miss Carival in St. Vincent for 2017

Miss Dominica Tasia Flossiac (right) at Miss Carival 2016. Photo: Vincy Mas

Organizers of the popular regional pageant Miss Carival in St. Vincent has scrapped the show in 2017 due to declining revenue.

Chairman of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC), Ricardo Adam, said the organization will determine the way forward for the pageant.

“We have decided to give Miss Carival a rest and allow us to look at how can do some rejuvenation to the event, look at how we refocus and market and attract people to support the event,” he told iWitness News.

He said when operating in an environment where funds are not unlimited, “you sometimes have to take a look at where your revenues and expenses are for each one of the shows.”

The show was first held in 1985 and this is the second time is will not be held.

Dominica has performed well in Miss Carival in recent times. In 2013, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, captured the crown for Dominica. In 2014, Francine Baron also took home the crown. In 2015 Odessa Elie secured the First Runner Up position in the pageant. In 2016, Tasia Flossiac, also captured the First Runner Up position at the event.

The reigning Miss Carival is Djennicia Francis of Trinidad and Tobago.

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12 Comments

  1. January 20, 2017

    Mr Gonzales ask Skerro to give you the ins and outs of Passport selling. That way you could take some of your new found wealth called CBI and fund some these initiatives like our DA PM is now doing after exposure by Linton on CBS. Look at projects/initiatives being promised in last few weeks.

  2. JP
    January 20, 2017

    Sometimes I really wonder if at all the person (s) writing these news articles on DNO even do a simple proof-read for grammar and spelling errors before they’re published.

  3. The Truth Be Told (Original)
    January 19, 2017

    Probably the government cannot afford to provide funding for this Carival. Consider, St. Vincent will be opening its international airport. You know it cost an exorbitant sum to build such an airport.
    In addition, did St. Vincent not have a recent storm which damaged part of the island? There must be many factors why this Carival is cancelled. There is always another year.

  4. marie-claire
    January 19, 2017

    I think the miss Dominica organizers need to take note and do the same since sponsorship, accounting for revenue etc from shows past etc..

    • Exdaass
      January 20, 2017

      Did Dominica tell you anything nuh?It is St.Vincent they are talking about.What really is wrong wiyh you people,Dominica has been having theirs for over 60 years have they told you they want to scrap it?

      • marie-claire
        January 23, 2017

        Woman As i said and open what ever you need to open and make sense of what i’m saying i said Dominica need to take note as it relates to the queenshow and put the show on hold for a year a so since sponsorship etc is always an issue. Common sense love get some before you come under my post and talk your mess. Thanks and bye

  5. Be Nice Be Respectful
    January 19, 2017

    “The show was first held in 1985 and this is the second time is will be held”

    What does that even mean??

    The show has been held every year since 2016, so I don’t understand that statement DNO.

    • Justice
      January 19, 2017

      Take your time and read.
      This is the second time IT WILL NOT BE HELD.

    • Heiffer
      January 20, 2017

      I think you should read this part of the article again before making a comment.

    • Exdaass
      January 20, 2017

      Re be held.Chupes man.ad my peeps read,this is the second time it will “NOT”

    • Exdaass
      January 20, 2017

      Read my Peeps read before you comment. This is the first time it will “NOT” be held since inception!!!

    • Proofreader
      January 20, 2017

      This is the second time it will NOT BE HELD.

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