Mr. Caribbean Official Press Conference

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Mrs. Marie Antoinette Mora (middle) and Mr. Caribbean contestants

The Mr. Caribbean official press conference took place at the Garraway Hotel, today, Thursday February 20th 2014.

The first ever male pageant of its kind here in Dominica, introduces contenders from all over the region, to showcase their talents and skills in various segments of the show.

Founder of the Mr. Caribbean competition, Ms. Marie-Antoinette Mora says the event was organised in an effort to meet the call for a more diverse Carnival package.

“When we held the Mr. Dominica competition two years ago, we answered the call from Dr. Alwyn Bully for persons to become involved in Carnival activities”, she said. “We added value to Dominica’s Carnival through the staging of that show, she noted.

Yannick James, representative for Dominica in the Mr. Caribbean show

Yannick James, representative for Dominica in the Mr. Caribbean show

The Mr. Caribbean show she said, therefore stemmed from a call by the Honourable Ian Douglas, Minister for Tourism who sounded a call for the Caribbean to play its part to develop Carnival.

The seven young men who will participate in the competition represent the Islands of Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and The Bahamas.

Contestants are between the ages of 18 and 35.

Unfortunately, the representative of St. Lucia was a no show and Omari Gumbs from Anguilla could not make it in time for the press conference but will be partaking in the event.

The show can be viewed live online at newmusiczone.com/MrCaribbean for U.S $15 and will take place on Friday 21st February at the Arawak House of Culture.

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