Two more queen contestants receive sponsorship

Beyandra Blanchard and Normanna Jno Baptiste with their sponsors’ representatives

Two more young ladies vying for the Miss Dominica title on February 6, 2015 have received full sponsorship compliments Petro Caribe and Energy Management Services (EMS) of Fine Foods Inc.

Beyandra Blanchard, 23 of Pointe Mitchel and Normanna Jno Baptiste 24, of Tarish Pit are now stress free and elated, and are pledging to put their best foot forward on the night of the show.

“I look forward to the entire experience of Miss Dominica 2015. I am very proud to be representing the company’s brand,” Blanchard said at the official sashing ceremony at the office of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) on Friday.

General Manager of Petro Caribe Henry Blanco said that the company is pleased to sponsor Blanchard. “We are very glad to support her,” Blanco said.“She is a very educated lady and a professional and we believe that she is going to be a very good representative of Dominica in any of these international countries.”

Meantime Normanna Jno Baptiste who was sponsored by EMS Ltd,  described the announcement of her sponsorship as “an auspicious moment for me.”

She said, “Being officially sponsored brings me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming Miss Dominica.”

She thanked the company for their investment in her and pledged her commitment as Miss EMS Ltd, “to represent and market our products to my fullest potential.”

A representative of EMS Ltd, Evadney Esprit said the company is elated to sponsor Jno Baptiste, who is also an employee of the company.

“Miss Normanna is part of our group and today we are pleased and we are elated to provide full sponsorship towards her journey to the throne,” Esprit said.

Product Promotions Manager at Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Kathy Cuffy Jno-Jules is commending the two companies for what she described as a “bold move” to come on board and sponsor a queen contestant.

“This is indeed another special day for Beyandra Blanchard and Normanna Jno Baptiste and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) as the two young ladies each secured sponsorship. Your sponsorship for carnival is indeed quite essential and we want to thank you very much,” Jno-Jules said.

She also urged other businesses to do the same. These two young ladies now join Odessa Elie and Kelcia Righton who have also secured full sponsorship.

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  1. umm
    December 15, 2014

    i thought her name was Beyanka Blanchard…. not Beyandra…?

  2. boots
    December 14, 2014

    DNO, think the date for the queen show is wrong. It’s not February 6th. Please make the adjustment.

  3. NICA
    December 14, 2014

    Labour ka twavey! and we continue to shoot ourselves in the foot. What a shame.

  4. Zuma
    December 13, 2014

    Why would you want any political,party to be involved in any sponsorship of a carniva queen leaves me to wonder.. What else you are requesting the government to do.. You all are so simple. Is amazing.. Cultural competitions should be the responsibility of the private sector.they are the ones benefiting from the public in some way or the order.

    • smh
      December 15, 2014

      Why does everything have to be political?? For years petro caribe, NOT the labour party has been sponsoring queen contestants. Why did no one jump up to commend the company last year when it sponsored FOUR contestants?????

  5. anonymous
    December 12, 2014

    You hit the nail on the head. This is so sad.

  6. Lord bless me .
    December 12, 2014

    All you struggling for sponsorship for simply local culture show , but skerrit had so much money giving away to foreign artist , and spend millions in Barbados on billboards , posters , and manifesto etc . but all you there Labour Ka twayev.

    • Anonymous
      December 13, 2014

      A good education should erase the confusion from your mind. This “bouyon” culture does not have a place in civilized society. Please learn that there are details that make each event separate. You should discontinue treating everything as though they have no difference. If you are suggesting that the DLP is obligated to support the contestants then there must be a similar role for the UWP.

    • DT.
      December 14, 2014

      I like that let them say it still Labour ka twavay

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