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More Festival Queen to be Crowned • Parish Shows in St. Thomas, Westmoreland and St. James

The parish coronation shows in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition will continue this weekend with the crowning of Miss St. Thomas, Miss Westmoreland and Miss St. James. On Saturday, May 18, coronations will be at Colonel Cove, St. Thomas starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCDC St. Thomas Parish Office, Adults $800 and Children under 12 years old, $400. Also on Saturday, Westmoreland will crown its Festival Queen at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Sav-la-Mar, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets cost are adults, $1000 presold, $1200 at the gate and children under 12 pay $400. Tickets are available at the JCDC Parish Office in Westmoreland and the Royal Pharmacy.

On Sunday, May 19, a new Festival Queen will be crowned to represent the parish of

St. James at the Grand Coronation. The St. James show will take place at Montego Bay Convention Centre starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCDC St. James Parish Office, Clinicare Pharmacy and the Difotoshoppe, Adults, $1000 presold, $1200 at the gate and children under 12 years old, $500.

The contestants in all these shows will vie for a chance to represent their parish as cultural ambassadors and compete at the National Coronation. They will bejudged on Cultural Awareness, Leadership, Community Involvement and the Performing Arts. The competition under the theme:  “Jamaican Women…Shaping Our Culture and Our Nation” is the premier forum for intelligent, culturally-aware and poised young ladies seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building and to be selected as local and international ambassadors for Jamaica. The Parish Queens will receive cash awards, trophies and gift packages from sponsors which include, Spring Time, Soft Sheen Carson, Excelsior, Singer, VMBS and Colgate distributed by Kirk Distributors Limited.

This year’s contest will have added flair as JCDC celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Grand Coronation scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

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