June 21st 2016
Following the successful staging of MISS SVG 2016 on June 4th, our Committee turned the heat up on MISS CARIVAL 2016, and as the CDC presents its final Press Conference before the start of the 12 day Festival VINCY MAS, it is my honour and pleasure to update you on the plans for the staging of the 31st anniversary and the 30 show (as there was none in 1992).
Are we ready to stage MISS CARIVAL 2016? A resounding yes, we are. Flights have been booked on LIAT (1974) Ltd., the airline of the pageant, accommodation secured at Young Island Resorts Ltd., the hotel of the pageant and arrangements for the Programme of Activities for the week of June 27th to July 2nd have been made and the programme for July 1st has been finalized.
The ten (10) countries and contestants this year are:
Anguilla Chelsey Hughes
Barbados Sheryl Forde
Dominica Tasia Floissac
Grenada Nyanka Samuel Robinson
Montserrat Tabeanna Tuitt
St Kitts and Nevis Orngel Erskine
St Lucia Yuana David
Trinidad and Tobago Djennicia Francis
Venezuela Michelle Sinmues
Host country St Vincent and the Grenadines MISS SVG 2016 Nikianna Williams
The reigning MISS CARIVAL 2015 is De Yonte Mayers of SVG.
We wish to thank H.E Yuri Pimentel, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in SVG and his office, Charge D’Affaires Mrs Juanipa for granting our request to bring the contestant to SVG on June 25th and take her back on July 3rd on their plane.
The Programme of Activites during the week will include:
Monday June 27th 2016-Arrival of contestants- all day. MET BY CHAIRPERSON. Contestants meet with Talent Co-ordinators, Stage Manager, CDC’s Technical Consultant-Belle at Young Island Resorts Ltd. on arrival.
Tuesday June 28th 2016-Breakfast, briefing, sashing, presentation of gift baskets, exchange of gifts among contestants, 8.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m. Young Island Resorts Ltd. Hon. Min. of Culture and Chairman of CDC Board, Other Directors, Technical Personnel present. 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon “MEET THE MEDIA”.
LIVE RADIO INTERVIEWS XTREME RADIO, HITZFM RADIO
Open interview session 3.00 p.m. CDC’s Boardroom
LIVE INTERVIEW- T.V. VC3 114
GUEST APPEARANCE AT JUNIOR CALYPSO AND JUNIOR SOCA MONARCH –VICTORIA PARK 5.30 P.M.
MEETING WITH TECHNICAL TEAM, BSC. SHOWS COMM., STAGE MAN. 6.30 P.M. DRESS REHEARSAL 7.00 P.M. VICTORIA PARK
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th 2016- VISIT TO BUSINESS HOUSES IN KINGSTOWN FROM 9.30A.M. TO 11.45 A.M.
VISIT TO HON. PRIME MINISTER AND MEMBERS OF CABINET 12.00 TO 1.00 P.M. Hosted by Hon. Min. of Culture
OFFICIAL MOTORCADE AROUND KINGSTOWN LEAVING VICTORIA PARK AT 3.00 P.M. TURN AROUND AT CALLIAQUA, FINISH AT YOUNG ISLAND RESORTS LTD.
THURSDAY JUNE 30th 2016-VISIT TO ST VINCENT DISTILLERS LTD. GEORGETOWN 8.30 A.M.
LIVE RADIO INTERVIEWS: STARFM RADIO, NBC RADIO, WE FM RADIO, NICE RADIO
GUEST APPEARANCE AT STEEL AND GLITTER- VICTORIA PARK 9.30 P.M.
FRIDAY JULY 1st 2016- REST AND PREPARE FOR SHOW.
SHOWTIME 8.00 P.M.
SATURDAY JULY 2nd 2016- DEPARTURE OF CONTESTANTS- ALL DAY.SEEN OFF BY CHAIRPERSON, BSC.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH 2016- VISIT TO BUSINESS HOUSES IN KINGSTOWN FROM 9.30A.M. TO 11.45 A.M.
The winner of MISS CARIVAL 2016 will receive U.S. $4,300.00 from the CDC along with gifts from the business houses.
The 1st runner-up U.S. $1,300.00 and gifts from the business houses.
The 2nd runner-up U.S. $700.00 and gifts from the business houses.
All other contestants will receive gifts from the business houses.
I am excited and happy to present the programme for the 31st ANNIVERSARY OF MISS CARIVAL on Friday July 1st 2016
1. National Anthem- Chelsie Shortte
2. Intro. Of MCs Shevrell “Candy Man” Mc Millan, Kalil Cato
3. REMARKS- HON. CECIL “CES” MC KIE-MINISTER OF TOURISM, SPORTS AND CULTURE
4. FANFARE & HOISTING OF FLAGS
5. F I R E W O R K S
6. Introductory Appearance of contestants in National wear/costumes Dance by Arabesque Dance Company
7. Guest artiste- Shane Husbands-HYPER 4000-starting it off with real entertainment
8. 1st Judged appearance –Swimwear
9. Guest Artiste- Saeed Bowman –encouraging the youth of our nation
10. 2nd Judged appearance- Talent
11. Guest Artiste- Orande “BOMANI” Charles- celebrating15 years in the music industry
12. 3rd Judged appearance –Evening gown
13. 4th judged appearance-Interview
14. Featured Artistes- Vincentian International Super star, singer, song writer, rapper MARLON ROUDETTE who will perform in SVG with his band for the first time since leaving our shores and making it BIG internationally.
Marlon McVey-Roudette was born on 5th January 1983 in London. He is the son of Cameron Mc Vey, a British music producer and Vonnie Roudette, a designer and artist of Dominican/Trinidadian descent, residing in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
At a young age he moved with his mother and sister to Trinidad, then to St. Vincent in 1992, where he began his music career. He attended the Marriaqua Secondary School, now the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua. At that time it was under Sister Patricia Douglas of blessed memory and it was from her he found the name MATTAFIX, as that was the term she used after seeing students in her office.
Marlon returned to London when he was 17.
He is a British/Vincentian musician and a former member of the band MATTAFIX.
He describes his music as a mix between Hip Hop, R & B and reggae.
He is inspired by musicians such as Gregory Isaacs and Massive Attack, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin and Sade.
Marlon has performed widely in Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, France, Italy and in the rest of Europe, with many hits, and always flying the national flag of St Vincent and the Grenadines high wherever he performs.
As proud Vincentians we are excited to see and hear this SUPER STAR and thank him for all he has been doing over the years to promote our country.
15. Final walk-MISS CARIVAL 2015- De Yonte Mayers St Vincent and the Grenadines
16. Results & Crowning - MISS CARIVAL 2016
Can you imagine what it would cost you to attend one of MARLON ROUDETTE’S “gigs”, concerts, performances in Europe?
The CDC is offering tickets at $40.00 and $50.00 reserved.
Government pay day will be on Wednesday June 29th, ladies, just in time to buy the outfits, get the hair and nails done and gentlemen treat yourselves and the ladies to an unforgettable and classy night out.
THE BEST DRESSED MALE AND BEST DRESSED FEMALE competition will take place again and winners will receive prizes from the business houses in SVG.
MISS CARIVAL is our brand. It is a unique pageant. It is widely known as the Caribbean’s premier and most prestigious pageant. Let us appreciate what we have worked so hard to build over the years, maintain and enhance the standard.
Contestants and chaperones refer to it as the best organized and most professionally run pageant they have ever been to. Ralph Waldo Emmerson said “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Let us delve into our innermost beings and bring out the best with which we are so abundantly endowed.
To all our Sponsors, listeners, viewers, members of the Media and carnival lovers, thank you for your interest and support. Welcome to all visitors. We trust that you enjoy yourselves and you will return to SVG in the future.
Since VINCY MAS is our largest cultural festival I feel compelled to remind us what culture really is. Culture is the act of developing by education, discipline and social experience, the training or refining of the moral and intellectual faculties. Culture is the total pattern of human behaviour and its products, embodied in thought, speech, action and artifacts. It is dependent on man’s capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations through the use of tools, language and systems of abstract thought.
Since culture is such an important part of our development, I challenge all of us to ensure that we transmit our knowledge to succeeding generations, and we offer our unstinting support to VINCY MAS, where the creativity, artistry and goodwill of the components of mas, pan, calypso, soca cannot be measured, and which are displayed and presented in abundance.
Let us not take any of this for granted, as dedicated persons give their time, talent and treasure to produce VINCY MAS.
We ask you to join with us in prayer that we will have good weather. We pray for God’s grace, holiness and sanctification on our country during this festive time. We pray the He will keep us safe by His divine presence in every corner of SVG. May the name of God be glorified in our land.
Matthew 21: 22 “Whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believe and ye shall receive.”
Support all shows, but which one are you most looking forward to? Of course, MISS CARIVAL on Friday July 1st, 10 beauties, outstanding Vincentian Guest Artistes and a Vincentian International Super Star!!!
Thank you. God bless you all.
C. G. Rodriguez (Mrs)
Beauty Shows Committee
CARNIVAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
June 21st 2016