Babonneau Secondary wins Jennes Kewyol pageant; George Charles Secondary wins best male

Babonneau Secondary wins Jennes Kewyol pageant; George Charles Secondary wins best male
Ria Alexander
Ria Alexander – overall winner

Babonneau Secondary student Ria Alexander is the winner of the third annual 2014 Jennes Kewyol, a pageant for secondary schools across the island.

Alexander, a 14-year-old Form Four student, won best talent, best portrayal in evening wear, best overall female and overall winner.

Nine competitors – seven females and two males – participated in the pageant, held at the Cultural Centre this afternoon.

Cardious Constantine, a Form Five student of the George Charles Secondary School, won the best male title, as well as best creole wear.

The secondary schools that participated this year are: Leon Hess (Marla James), Marigot (Lygia Pelage and Davidson Mathurine), Piaye (Phoebe Joseph), Vide Bouitelle (Zena St. Clair), George Charles (Latoya Jacobie and Cardious Constantine), Babonneau Secondary (Ria Alexander) and Ciceron (Lisa Eugene).

Pageant Coordinator Karen Davis told St. Lucia News Online that the aim of the pageant is to increase the awareness and pride among St. Lucians of their rich cultural heritage, promote the creole language and culture, and to encourage solidarity among creole-speaking communities locally and around the world.

Sponsors of this year’s competition were the Folk Research Centre, LUCELEC and LIME.

Best male: Cardious Constantine

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  1. Congratulations to all winners. Why up to a day like today Mr & Miss Drug Free has NEVER being highlighted in the news. They to were very impressive with their talent, creative wear, etc. The organizers up to now has not said what the winners prizes are.


  2. Pageant coordinators are not suppose to sit at the judges when they are tallying up. At one point one of the judges came to the MC and told him they gave the award to the wron contestant for best creole wear and the coordinator said no. All this happened on stage ppl. Now tell me...was that fair for the coordinator to be sitting at the judges table giving her input whiles the judges area tallying up?


  3. Congratulations to the winner and all the others who took part. Thanks for keeping our culture alive!


  4. Proud of the George Charles School. Talent thrives in this secondary school on this island just like any other. Congrats Cardious.


  5. Congratulations to Ria Alexander, and The Babonneau secondary School for capturing the Jennes kewyol crown.


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