Hibiscus contestants visits EXCO


December 9, 2008, contestants in the upcoming Ms. Hibiscus 2008 paid a courtesy call to the Executive Council.

The 16 contestants met with and spoke to the council, exchanging gifts and photo opportunities.

Governor Franklin Richards was on hand to greet the contestants. He welcomed them and said that each one was a winner in their own right and that he wished all of them the best of luck. These events he said is not only about the pageant but also about the cultural exchanges, the interaction between and among different islands and countries, friendships, cultural, and language.

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At the same event, Commissioner Roy Marlin welcomed the ladies and congratulated each one of them for coming this far, and for them to enjoy St. Maarten and what she has to offer.

Commissioner Maria Buncamper-Molanus extended a warm invite to enjoy St. Maarten, to have a nice time, but also to return one day with your families. We welcome you whenever you decide to visit St. Maarten and have a taste of paradise.

Last year winner was Ms. Curacao, Laurien Angelista, who was present and provided some encouraging words to the contestants.