Adrian Frater, News Editor
The Sunset Beach Resort, Spa and Waterpark in Montego Bay has been confirmed to host the grand coronation show for the ninth Miss Global International Pageant, which will be staged on September 28.
Pageant Director Lachu Ramchandani has said that he is expecting participants from 40 countries.
"We have 27 countries that have already done their show and another 13 countries should have theirs completed by the end of August," said Ramchandani. "We are on track for a fantastic show."
"We are using this year's event to set the stage for next year when we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary," said Ramchandani.
Ramchandani is particularly excited about the partnership he has forged with the Sunset Beach and Resort, Spa and Waterpark, which has a special US$70-per-person-per-night rate for guests coming into the island for the event.
The contestants are expected to start arriving in the island on September 22 and are expected to depart on September 29.
During their one-week stay, they will be taken on a islandwide tour, visiting various tourist attractions and paying courtesy calls on various government representatives.
An auction will also be held by the contestants. Various souvenirs from their countries will be donated to charity.
"This year's beneficiary will be Friends for Education," said Ramchandani, who says his primary aim for staging the event is to help boost tourism and employment.
"I would like to thank Sunset Beach Resort, Spa and Waterpark for accommodations, Loreal for makeup, Soft Sheen Carson for Hair, Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Kool Runnings Water Park, and all the other sponsors on-board for helping to make his dream a reality," said Ramchandani.