35th year for Miss Holetown

With the Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival pageant just two weeks away, delegates are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting show.

Organizer, Vaneta Ward, told Bajan Vibes the 35th edition of the pageant will be staged under the theme From the Olive Blossom to the Pride of Barbados.

The Olive Blossom is the name of the boat which brought the first English colonial settlers to Barbados. They landed at what is now Holetown in 1627.

All 34 former queens will participate in this year’s pageant through drama, dance and song, giving a visual journey of Barbados from 1627 until 2017.

Ward, who has hosted the show for the past 20 years, described her pursuit to help young women to excel as a “rewarding challenge”.

Over the years, she has recognized the importance of getting the contestants to work together rather than “eat each other”, despite their different personalities. Read more