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GO-JAMAICA.COM CHAT WITH SIX OF
THE MISS JAMAICA WORLD CONTESTANTS
FIRST IN A SERIES OF THREE ONLINE SESSIONS


In Attendance were:

Candice Bromfield (Ms Bamboo Ave), Kerrian Sang (Ms Treasure Beach), Rosemarie Powell (Ms Negril Beach),Camille Russel (Ms Reggae Music), Chantele Fisher (Ms Navy Island) and Tess Marie Leon (Ms Ocho Rios)

TRANSCRIPT OF LIVE SESSION,AUGUST 21, 2003

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:03:34 PM)
Hi Rosemarie. Do you have a boyfriend? if not I would like to be yours, my email address is douglassean6@hotmail.come let me know. All of you are pretty girls from JA.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:03:34 PM)
Yes I am involved

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:04:01 PM)
Question For: Camille : Why are so sexy?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:04:02 PM)
Thank you.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:04:31 PM)
Question for Chantelle: What would be your reaction if you win?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:04:31 PM)
I would be extremely happy.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:04 PM)
Question For: Camille: If you won Miss Jamaica what difference or how different would u be from contestants from before?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:04 PM)
I would get more involved in community work.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:17 PM)
Question for Tess-Maria: Are you married ?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:17 PM)
No I am not.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:44 PM)
HELLO LADIES
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:05:44 PM)
Hi

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:09:21 PM)
Kerrian - DO YOU THINK THAT THESE COMPETITIONS ARE FAIR? WHY DID YOU ENTER? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE FROM ENTERING?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:09:21 PM)
I think yes they are fair. Even though each year the girls are different and people might think they are not true representation of our Jamaican people we have to realize that our motto is "Out of many one People" .We hope to use my platform to make a difference in the lives of our people.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:19 PM)
Camille - first of all, I really have to say you look very beautiful and I wish you all the best in the competition. But tell me, where in Jamaica are you from, and where on earth can Ii find someone like you?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:19 PM)
Thank you and I am from Manchester. Jamaica is fill with beautiful ladies like me so you should not have difficulty finding someone.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:33 PM)
ARE YOU INVOLVED?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:33 PM)
Yes I am.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:49 PM)
Hi Chantelle.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:10:49 PM)
Hi.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:11:13 PM)
Hi ladies how are you all feeling today?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:11:13 PM)
Excited, elated and great.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:13:14 PM)
Hello and best wishes to all the Miss Jamaica beauty contestants. Apart from the physical requirements for the contest, what other requirements are involved? Does a contestant have to be 100% natural in appearance, for example, is she allowed to have breast implants, hair transplants etc ? Thank you.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:13:14 PM)
Luckily we have not encountered any of that this year. It is a beauty contest and beauty is important, but in addition you need to be articulate, well poised and well rounded.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:13:51 PM)
Question for Rosemarie: Do you remember Jeneve?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:13:51 PM)
What is you last name?

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:14:27 PM)
Hi Camille how old are you ?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:14:28 PM)
I am 19 year old.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:14:55 PM)
ANY OF YOU MISS JAMAICA 2003 LADIES FROM PORTMORE?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:14:56 PM)
Yes, but not in this group online this evening.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:15:09 PM)
HELO KERRY
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:15:09 PM)
A Special Hello To You.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:15:52 PM)
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR WHY CANDICE YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME MISS JAMACIA ?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:15:53 PM)
I entered to gain experience and exposure. Also to showcase myself.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:16:42 PM)
KERRI WHAT MADE YOU GOT IN TO MODELING AND DO YOU ENJOY IT AND HOW LONG HAVE BEEN DOING IT?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:16:42 PM)
I was selected by a scout and then I realized my potential.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:17:50 PM)
ROSEMARIE WHAT'S YOUR INSIGHT ON JAMACIAN EDUCATION AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGED?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:17:50 PM)
I am not particularly impressed with the tertiary education in terms of cost. But I would like to encourage young people to stay in school and get an education.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:19:19 PM)
Do each of the contestants have a platform for which they represent and if so, is there anyone that represents the disadvantaged/orphans of Jamaica?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:19:19 PM)
Yes. Chantille. My mission here is to open a children rehab centre where the abused, exploited and neglected can find refuge and change for the life they deserve.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:20:30 PM)
IS TESS MARIE A BORN JAMAICAN?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:20:30 PM)
No , I was born in Venezuela but I spent all my life here from I was one year old. I have Jamaican parents.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:22:04 PM)
Kerriann: If you could describe Jamaica in one word what would it be and why would you use that word? Also what do you think are the benefits of such a contest to the individual and the country in general?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:22:05 PM)
Breath-taking. Because all aspects of Jamaica is breath-taking. The benefit to the individual is mainly for self development and to the country she will work hard to help better the country in whatever area of interest.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:23:36 PM)
WHAT DO YOU LADIES THING THEY SHOULD DO ABOUT THE SCHOOLS?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:23:36 PM)
I believe they should standardize education in school - Kerri-Ann.
I think we should offer free education for all - Tess-Maria/Candice.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:23:49 PM)
Where is Camille from?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:23:50 PM)
I am from Manchester.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:25:10 PM)
Good evening to all of you, I would like to wish you all the best of luck.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:25:10 PM)
Thank you.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:26:18 PM)
I see that you ladies are all into this pageant, but are any of you involved in any sporting activities?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:26:18 PM)
Yes, I am involve in basketball - Camille. Track & Field and Bowling - Chantell/ Kerri-Ann. Swimming Rosemarie/Candice.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:27:53 PM)
To all contestants: Who is from St. Elizabeth?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:27:54 PM)
Candice. My roots are from St. Elizabeth even though I am from Kingston and wear the sash Hollow Bamboo. Kerri-Ann - My roots are also from St. Elizabeth even though I am from Kingston and wear the sash Treasure Beach.


Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:28:41 PM)
This is a question for everyone. Do you think Ganja should be legalized in Jamaica and why?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:28:41 PM)
It has pros and cons. Pros unless it is used for medical reasons and the cons if it is use by those who commit crimes in Jamaica.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:29:44 PM)
Question for any one of the contestants: If you were to become Miss Jamaica what do you see as your mission in representing Jamaica to the world?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:29:44 PM)
Firstly, my mission would be to promote tourism in our country since it is the major foreign exchange earning of Jamaica.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:29:56 PM)
Well I think you are all beautiful. Good luck to all of you.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:29:56 PM)
Thank you.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:31:09 PM)
To all the contestants, congratulations ahead of time, My question is, If you win, you would be representing Jamaican women on a whole, what are some things about our culture that you would deem important for the rest of the world to acknowledge about Jamaican women and or Jamaican lifestyle?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:31:09 PM)
Some of the things in our culture that we deemed important are we are strong, determined, and confident. We are a very unique set of women and our culture is so rich.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:31:41 PM)
#4 in the blue and green top has my vote.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:31:41 PM)
Thank you.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:33:27 PM)
Since everybody a chat English mek me chat patois. Weh onuh tink bout dem teaching patois in schools since it is a big part a we culture?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:33:27 PM)
Patois is a part of our culture but it should not be taught as a language and there is no other country in the world that uses there creole to transact business or any international affairs. Patois is more complex than English and it is not a written language.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:35:02 PM)
Camille : ITS TRUE THAT JAMAICA IS CRYING OUT FOR THE DARKER SKIN GIRLS TO REPRESENT THEM. WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON THIS?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:35:02 PM)
It is not that they are calling out from dark skin person to win. So our colour does not matter it is just the best girl that they are looking for to represent the world.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:37:23 PM)
Candice: WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE TRUE BEAUTY AND WHY? CRIME AND VIOLENCE IS HITTING JAMAICA REAL HARD WHAT DO YOU THINK IS/ARE THE MAIN CAUSE/S? HOW DO YOU PROPOSE WE GET RID OF THIS?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:37:23 PM)
True beauty is internal and external. Both of them create a balance. You have to have both physical and external beauty to be a rounded person. Two causes are unemployment and lack of education. We can get rid of it by working closely with the police and training our young people and putting those idle hands to work.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:38:55 PM)
Hi Camille! How are you? Anyway my question is: In are your career options and if you are not yet studying where do you hope to do your studies? At what age do you hope to get married? This is Ricardo from the Bronx New York.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:38:55 PM)
I am studying double math at Church Teachers' College. I am not planning to get married yet, but I know it will happen in due time. Hi Ricardo.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:39:20 PM)
Tess-Maria: what high school did you attend...?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:39:20 PM)
The Queens High School in Kingston.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:40:03 PM)
When will the contest be held, also will it be aired in the USA as well? I haven't watched one in many years.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:40:03 PM)
Miss Jamaica World 2003 will be held on Saturday, August 30 and no it will not be aired in the USA.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:40:43 PM)
Camille: WHY DO U THINK U DESERVE TO WIN
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:40:43 PM)
I think I am a good representative of the Jamaican people.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:41:59 PM)
Ladies let me say that u are all beautiful, I would like to know some of the preparation you had to go through for this competition so far.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:41:59 PM)
Travelling all over the island, practicing speech, walking and etiquette.
Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:42:15 PM)
GOOD EVENING LADIES, I AM WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST OF LUCK.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:42:15 PM)
Thank you.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:42:37 PM)
Just want to say big respect to the ladies in the Miss Jamaica competition. Jah know you all are star zeen.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:42:37 PM)
Thanks for the support. Zeen.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:44:24 PM)
How does entering a pageant help each one of you develop as an individual and would you recommend it?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:44:24 PM)
Definitely, yes we would recommend it. It helps in your self-development, by allowing you to be more confident, more out spoken and feel just great about yourself.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:44:42 PM)
Candice, if you could use one word to describe yourself what would that be?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:44:42 PM)
The one word I would use to describe myself is "Outgoing".

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:46:00 PM)
Is there a Mr. Jamaica contest ? If so where do I get my tickets for front row?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:46:00 PM)
There is a Mr. Jamaica contest but it is not as popular as the Miss Jamaica World. The last one was held in 1998/99.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:48:04 PM)
Hi Ladies... How you're all doing. I just got to say best of luck to u all.. And my question is what qualities do you believe a woman should hold, and what type of persona do u have? This goes out to any one
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:48:04 PM)
A woman should be strong, career oriented, self confidence and just hard working.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:49:40 PM)
What is the toughest part of this competition so far?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:49:40 PM)
The toughest part is controlling your nerves, Kerri-Ann/Candice. Dieting and exercising - Chantell/Tess-Maria. Lack of sleep - Camille and fitting everything into my work schedule Rosemarie.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:50:42 PM)
If you become Miss Jamaica, what changes would you try to influence greatly for the benefit for other Jamaicans and Jamaica as a whole?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:50:42 PM)
Just to make Jamaicans more aware of what we need to move forward and once they realize that to implement changes.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:52:30 PM)
Good evening ladies I want to wish you all success. I have only one question. Could you all tell me please, what is the single most important issue to you that you will actively make an effort to change in Jamaica, if you are the winner
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:52:30 PM)
Candice - Tackling the highest level of crime and violence, Kerri-Ann/Rosemarie- implementing an effective educational system. Tess-Maria /Camille- to improve the services offer at the children homes in Jamaica.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:53:04 PM)
Is there any rivalry among the contestants?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:53:04 PM)
No, there is none. Sometimes we do not even feel like that we are competing against each other.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:56:29 PM)
GOOD DAY LADIES, I'M NOT PRETENTIOUS OR OBSEQUIOUS IN ANY WAY, SO EXCUSE ME WHILE I ADDRESS A TOPIC THAT SEEMS TO KEEP GETTING SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. IN MY RESEARCH, I'VE COME TO LEARN THE JAMAICAN WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ABUSE AND IT SEEMS TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE POELPE AND/OR CONDONED BY THE GOVERMENT WHICH I HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND RARELY IF EVER PROSECUTE THESE CRIMES. IF CHOSEN AS MISS JAMAICA, HOW WOULD YOU BE THE VOICE OF REASON AND CHALLENGE FOR THE THOUSANDS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE NO VOICE OF THERE OWN TO BRING SOME FOCUS TO THIS ISSUE.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:56:29 PM)
Sexual abuse has never been totally accepted by women and the men who commit these crimes have never really be punished. The organizations have not done much to help these women. We would need to build more crisis centres and go into community and help these women to speak out and take action against these crimes.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:57:43 PM)
How do you see the role of women today?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:57:43 PM)
The role of women is assertive, and to some extent independent. The role of women has been changing - they are involve in politics they are climbing the corporate ladder and they are more involved in things that we were once barred from. Today, women are more out in the open.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 4:59:21 PM)
Me a guh test onuh sense of humor. I assume you all have a boyfriend or a significant one. There is hardly a man out there that is not referred to as a dog (me being the exception). What do you do to wag your dog's tail? It doesn't have to be sexual. Just something that he like when you do it.
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 4:59:21 PM)
First of all thank for saying you are not a dwag. All I do is to be myself and my boyfriend appreciates it. - Kerri-Ann

Question (Aug 21, 2003 5:01:55 PM)
What would you do to decrease gun crime in Jamaica?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 5:01:56 PM)
To decrease the gun crime in Jamaica we would cut down on the illegal entry of drugs and criminal elements being deported to Jamaica.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 5:04:07 PM)
WHAT DO YOU LADIES HAVE PLANNED FOR WHEN YOU ALL GET OLDER?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 5:04:07 PM)
To be educated and to have a family - Candice. To be very successful, and have a happy family life - Tess-Maria. Keri-Ann - want to be a successful retired business woman who has achieved inner peace. Rosemarie - a successful entrepreneur and a good family life. Chantell - to be a happy woman. Camille - To be success by achieving all that I want in life.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 5:04:52 PM)
Candice: first of all, I really have to say you look very beautiful and I wish you all the best in the competition. .... but tell me, where in Jamaica are you from, and where on earth can I find someone like you?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 5:04:52 PM)
I am from Kingston Jamaica. Thanks for saying I am beautiful.

Question (Aug 21, 2003 5:07:26 PM)
Ladies what do u think is Jamaica's main problem and what would u recommend to solve this problem?
MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 5:07:26 PM)
The main problem of Jamaica is the economy, and political.

MissJa2003 (Aug 21, 2003 5:09:25 PM)
Thank you everyone for your involvement and support in this chat online. Do not forget to vote for your beauty by logging on to www.missjamaicaworld.com. Please remember to join us again with the next seven girls in the go-jamaica chat room Monday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 27.

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