Festival Queen parish coronations begin
As the journey towards crowning the 2016 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen begins, the competition will host coronations at the parish level throughout the month of May. A signature programme of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Entertainment, Sport, Culture and Gender Affairs, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen parish coronations will see intelligent, culturally aware, poised and empowered women who are seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building compete to represent their parish at the national coronation in August.
The parish coronations kick off with St Mary, which will host its show on Saturday, May 7 at the St Mary's Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria, beginning at 8 p.m. Trelawny is next, hosting its coronation on Sunday, May 8 at the historic Falmouth Cruise Port also at 8 p.m., while on the following weekend, St Elizabeth will crown its queen on Saturday, May 14 at the Alpart Sports Club in Nain at 8 p.m. Then Saturday, May 21 will see coronations in Portland, Kingston and St Andrew and Hanover at the Port Antonio High School in Port Antonio, the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and the Jockey Factory in Lucea, respectively, all beginning at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, May 22, St Ann will choose its queen at the Shaw Park Beach Hotel and Spa in Ocho Rios at 8 p.m., and in St Catherine at the Spanish Town Primary School auditorium, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 will be the Clarendon, Westmoreland and St Thomas coronations at the St Gabriel Anglican Church Hall in May Pen, the Sean Lavery Faith Hall in Savanna-La-Mar and Colonel Cove in Morant Bay respectively, all beginning at 8 p.m. On Sunday, May 29, there will be coronations in St James at the Iberostar Hotel in Lilliput, at 7 p.m., and in Manchester at the Cecil Charlton Hall in Mandeville, also at 7 p.m.