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BVI wins prince contest, other titles in Bulgaria

The BVI’s three representatives. Photo provided

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has won the Prince of 2017 title among others at the World Prince and Princess Awards held in Nesebar, Bulgaria.

The territory was represented by its 2016 Prince and Princess Jonathan Hutchinson and Jae’da deCastro, as well as the 2016 First Runner Up Ahijah Barth.

Jonathan, who finished first place to be declared the 2017 Prince, was also awarded for having the Best Talent overall.

Jae’da, in the meantime, was placed second in her age group in the Princess of the World 2017 contest. She was also awarded for Best Smile overall.

The BVI got another reason to celebrate when Ahijah copped the second prize in her age group in the Princess of the World 2017 competition.

Meanwhile, in a separate talent contest known as New Starts, Jonathan was awarded the gold medal for being the top instrumentalist in his age group. Ahijah and Jae’da also won gold medals, but for choreography in their respective age groups.

The young BVI representatives are yet to return home, but they already have received invitations to participate in other competitions around the world.

Jonathan and Ahijah have received invitations to compete at Moscow in Ukraine; all three representatives got invitations to compete in Japan; and Jae’da has been invited to test her skills at the Best Model of the World.

The BVI entourage, in the meantime, is set to return from Bulgaria via the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport at 7pm today, June 30.

“We have arranged a welcome reception at the lounge in the airport, and we are extending an invitation for you to attend. These young people have done the BVI proud and deserve our support,” said the BVI Prince and Princess Committee, which is headed by Jaynene Jno-Lewis.


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