Newly crowned Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica on Friday (December 20) for a four-day visit organised by the Government.
She will be accompanied by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Miss World Organization, Julia Morley; Event Director of Miss World Organization, Stephen Douglas Morley; Head of Media and Public Relations, Miss World Organization, David Greenwood; and her father, Bradshaw Singh.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, made the disclosure at Wednesday’s (December 18) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
She said that since Singh’s remarkable victory, the Government has been in discussions with the Miss World Organization, and after several talks, they agreed to the visit, despite her packed schedule.
“It is a miracle that we have been able to get such swift action, but Toni-Ann’s crowning as Miss World has been a… Cinderella story and it has been a miraculous story,” she said.
Outlining the slate of activities, Grange said the visiting party is scheduled to arrive at 5:15 p.m. at the Norman Manley International Airport.
The receiving party will include Grange; Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett; Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams; Mayor of Morant Bay, Councillor, Michael Hue; and Miss Jamaica World co-franchisees, Weston Horton and Dahlia Harris.
A press conference has been scheduled for The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21.
“During the course of the day, there will be a number of private activities and discussions with the franchisee and a little time for the party to relax,” Grange said.
Later in the evening, a cultural tribute will be held at Emancipation Park, during which Singh will perform. She is also slated to attend ‘Unruly Fest’ in St. Thomas.
Activities scheduled for Sunday, December 22 include a tour of sections of St. Thomas. During that tour, she will place a wreath on the tomb of her grandfather and former Councillor, Harold Singh, and visit the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation’s (WCJF) office in the parish. She will also be hosted at a luncheon by Mayor Hue.
On her return to Kingston, she will be hosted by the Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, at a reception at Jamaica House.
On Monday, December 23, Singh will pay courtesy calls on Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister Holness; and the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips.