BEAUTY CONTEST

MARGARETTE RECALLS HER REIGN – AND DESCRIBES HER PRIDE

Margarette Alcindor held the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth in the 1980s Golden Age of Caribbean/African beauty contests when such events attracted national media interest. A Ghanaian, she was the first African to take the crown. Today Margarette shares her recollections of those days, what it meant to be title-holder, and thoughts of the title today …

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ASHENA BECOMES 26th MISS CARIBBEAN & COMMONWEALTH – Evening of Spectacle and Panache is credit to director Shirley de Lawrence and her team

By Clayton Goodwin Ashena Green – 26th Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth Shirley de Lawrence – Director of Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth Ashena Green, a 23 years-old student, representing Jamaica became the 26th Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title-holder in an evening of spectacle and action at the Rock Tower, Tufnell Park, London. She impressed the judges …

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BEVERLEY HEATH IS APPOINTED PATRON OF MISS CARIBBEAN AND COMMONWEALTH – an inspiration by her example and record of achievement

By Clayton Goodwin Beverley Heath, the foremost name in West Indian / African beauty contests in the United Kingdom, has been appointed Patron of the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth, the 26th final of which will be contested at the Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Road, London N17 OPS on Saturday 9th December 2023. Ms Heath …

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HADDA MAKES HISTORY IN BERLIN – But don’t mention the Cola to her

Hadda Haye tours Vauxhall Motors in Luton Hadda Haye (right) on the evening she won the Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title. She is seen with future deputy Ruby Palmer (left) and Elaine Maxham (centre) who qualified a record five times to compete in the final By Clayton Goodwin Hadda Haye, then barely 19 years-old, made …

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BEVERLEY HEATH – ONE OF THE FEW BEAUTY QUEENS TO DEFINE AN AGE

Beverley Heath continues to amaze. It is half-a-century that I first encountered the then teenager, still in her school-uniform, for whom a great future in modelling and beauty contests was prophesied. She has achieved all of that, and more, and still retains her youthful looks to such extent that Beverley could got out re-enter all …

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SHIRLEY DE LAWRENCE: I picked the unlucky number but the Title opened doors for me

Shirley De Lawrence was in conversation with Caribcommx The Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title is up-and-running again, and judged by the interest on social media it is already reviving fond memories of the past and excitement for its future. New promoter, Shirley de Lawrence, who took over the reins when founder Clayton Goodwin had to step …

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PAULINE PEART KNEW HOW TO SHOCK – AND THAT WAS BEFORE SHE ENTERED HORROR FILMS

In conversation with Clayton Goodwin Pauline Peart produced the first – and probably still one of the most stunning upsets – in the history of West Indian beauty contests in the United Kingdom when she won the Miss JOFFA title in 1968. Such events were entering the initial flow of the first Golden Age of …

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