“Queen of the Caribbean” returns to Dominica
The Queen of the Caribbean, the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in that part of the world, began in the year 2001, as an annual event staged in Dominica and operated by the Queen of the Caribbean Organization, founded and headed by Shannon Vigilant.
The event is aimed at highlighting the salient defining factors of today’s Caribbean woman, in terms of their beauty, charm, creativity, intelligence, and talent – the pageant is however fashion industry driven as well.
One of the objectives is to establish fashion industry benchmarks in the Caribbean and provide the much needed exposure for both the fashion designers and “fashionistas” of the region within the global marketplace.
This is an excellent opportunity for Dominica to enhance its tourism product in terms of exposure and arrivals as well as for the producers of touristic goods and services.
The winner will be gratified to serve a year involved in goodwill activities as well as training opportunities related to her given call.
The very first Queen of the Caribbean was Ms. Ann -Marie Brown of Antigua, who was crowned by the then Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Pierre Charles.
The current Queen of the Caribbean remains Ms. Jadin Fanis of St. Lucia, when the final segment was staged in Guadeloupe in 2003.