This year’s Miss SVG Empowerment Campaign is being sponsored by Shenton Coffee Farms.

Co-ordinator of the Beauty Shows Committee, La Ferne Fraser, said the partnership with Shenton Coffee Farms in SVG could not be more fitting this year as the company is paving a lucrative path to financial independence for coffee farmers, many of whom are women, and is poised to engender even more national pride, through locally grown, superb quality coffee.

As part of the empowerment tour, the seven contestants in the 2018 Miss SVG Pageant visited the Girls’ High School, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College Villa campus divisions and Division of Technical and Vocational Education, St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and Bethel High School.

The Miss SVG Pageant, in 2017, adopted a mandate to be a source of empowerment for contestants, as well as to actively engage participants in the act of empowering others, with high hopes for a domino effect in the Vincentian Society.

The yearly empowerment campaign features contestants in the pageant delivering sincere messages focusing on a variety of issues which they have each chosen to highlight as reflecting a need for positive change.

This year, Miss Flow- Solange Fernandez will be seeking to inspire youth entrepreneurship; Miss Vincentian Chocolate- Cameisha Foster sends a message of overcoming self-doubt and developing inner strength; Miss Metrocint General Insurance Company Limited- Nazira Graham encourages women in business; Miss GECCU- Azanie Lavia drives support for families affected by cancer; Miss Mustique Company Limited-Criscione Morgan advocates empowerment through education; Miss Lotto- Shellisa Nanton is the voice against bullying; and Miss Massy Stores SVG Limited- Morrissia Williams promotes the discovery of and appreciation for individual talents.

The Miss SVG Pageant takes place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Victoria Park.

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