Mariette Malone-Fahie and Nehemiah Prince are the first ever Ms and Mr Senior BVI.
The duo was crowned following a highly entertaining pageant at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College on Sunday night.
On his way to the crown, Prince took home the best talent award. He received $500, a cellphone, gift certificates, and two round-trip tickets to Virgin Gorda.
“I feel happy. I had a feeling that I was going to win. When you are doing something you have to put God first, and that’s what I did. He answered my prayer,” Prince told BVI News following the event.
The 81-year-old Major Bay resident is the father of two and is originally from St Kitts.
Before his retirement, Prince was employed at the Enid Scatliffe School for 37 years.
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Meanwhile, Fahie took home awards for intellect, talent and best eveningwear. She received $500, a cellphone, gift certificates, a gift basket, a purse and an accessory set.
“When I heard my name call out I just went in another world, and I owe it all to God,” an elated Fahie told BVI News.
The 76-year-old is the former owner of Marie’s Restaurant and the mother of four.
The Fort Hill resident can be found travelling and shopping in her leisure time. She is known for her delicious meals and drinks throughout the territory.
In the meantime, the first runnerup position went to Marion Scatliffe and Daniel Blyden.
Scatliffe walked away with the best cultural wear award. She received $300, a round trip ticket to St Thomas, and a gift certificate.
Blyden won awards for intellect, best cultural wear and best evening wear. He received $300, two round-trip tickets to Jost Van Dyke, and a gift certificate.
All other participants – Ida Magarita Barry-Pickering and Marilyn Norman Harvey – received $200, gift certificates and participatory trophies.
The event was part of a series of activities marking Senior’s Month.
Other activities such as the ‘Not So Newlywed Game will be held at the Eileen L Parsons Auditorium at HLSCC at 5 pm on May 19. There will also be a Seniors’ Ball on May 29 at the Marina Inn at 6 pm.
The month of activities will culminate with a Food and Cultural Fair on May 31 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park from 10 am to 2 pm.
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