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The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with ‘Astaphans,is set to host Dominica’s 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday May 22nd from 10am-6pm.

This showcase of Dominica’s Health and Wellness industry will take place in tented arenas on the grounds of University of West Indies open campus.

The event will feature a grand exhibition of locally available Health & Wellness services and products, a program of interactive classes and workshops, an ital foods bar and steel pan music. Entrance is free of charge.

The Health and Wellness Expo is part of the Discover Dominica Tourism Awareness Month program and will be opened by the Minister of Health, Hon Julius Timothy and Marcia Baptiste – Dominica’s Carnival Queen and Miss Caribbean World 2010. Ms Baptiste will also be the MC for the day, introducing the attendees to each workshop. The class timetable is as follows:

11am – 11:45am: Dance your way to Joy and Bliss – Charity Joy
12pm – 1:00pm: Caribbean Raw Food Demo – Chantel Selman from Organic Earth Health Store, Barbados
1pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break – Music by Phase Five Steel Pan
2pm – 2:45pm: Spinal Health: Your Responsibility for Wellness – Dr Janet Taylor: Quantum Leap
3pm – 3:45pm: A Journey into Yoga – Trudy Scott Prevost: Rainbow Yoga
4pm – 4:45pm: An Exploration of Gene Keys – Martha Cuffy: Nature Isle Wellness
4:45 – 5:15pm: Prize Raffle Draw
5:15pm – 6pm: Martial Arts Demonstration – Purple Dragon Dojo

Over twenty-five exhibitors will be showcasing their services, offering free demonstrations, and selling natural health products and foods. A raffle prize giveaway is also an exciting part of the event with a host of special health and wellness prizes to be won including: massages, private yoga classes, gym memberships, lunch for two at Papillote Wilderness Retreat and healthy food treats and more. The first 50 people through the door will receive their raffle ticket free.

Headline sponsor for the event is ‘Astaphans – Right Place, Right Price’. Other event partners are Fort Young Hotel, Kai-K boutique and Ardens Sound System. For more details on this event please call 448 2045 or email terri@onelovelivity.com

“A healthy mind in a healthy body should be the goal of all generations in the world.” – Hippocrates 460-337 B.C.

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Miss Caribbean World 2010 Marcia Baptiste

Congratulations to Miss Dominica Marcia Baptiste who was Crowned Miss Caribbean World 2010 in Tortola Saturday Night following 2008 Winner Marah Walter — as Dominica Takes that Title back to back.

It was reported that aptitude, beauty, enticement and intelligence emanated from the stage of the Multipurpose Sports Complex on Saturday night as 15 Caribbean beauties converged to compete for the Miss Caribbean World Pageant 2010.

However, after all the pomp and flare, Reigning Miss Dominica Marcia Baptiste was crowned the 5th Miss Caribbean World Queen.

Placing First runner-up was Miss Barbados – Dannyele Teneel Leslie, Second runner-up Miss Trinidad & Tobago – Jeuel-Marie Green-Thompson, Third runner-up Miss USA – Meagan Small and Fourth runner-up Miss USVI Tamika Nicole Narissa Joseph.

Miss BVI – Josefina Nunez copped the Best Evening Wear and Best Costume awards, while Miss St. Kitts – Fatisha Imo walked away with the Best Talent award and Miss St. Lucia – Glenda Kimberlyn Abbott with Best Swimwear. Miss Barbados was adjudged Miss Intellect. The Miss Congeniality title went to Trinidad & Tobago’s Jeuel-Marie Green-Thompson and Most Photogenic to Miss Anguilla – Sangrena Harris.

Congratulations once again, Marcia! You made us all proud to be Dominicans.

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Marcia Baptiste Miss Dominica-2010

Marcia Baptiste from the city of Portsmouth is Dominica’s 2010 Carnival Queen.

Marcia outclassed the six other contestants by capturing the titles of Miss Photogenic Award, Best Performing Talent, and Best in Evening Wear.

Dana Augustine came in as the first runner up while second runner-up went to Kristelle Fagan.

In other result – Best in Costume and Best Costume went to Amy Polydore. Dana Augustine took the award for Best Swimwear, Best Evening Wear went to Clarissa Nicholls, and Kristelle Fagan got the award for the Best Response To Question.

Congratulations goes out to Marcia Baptiste – Miss Dominica 2010.

Miss Dominica Pageant 2010: Round 1 – Carnival Costumes

Miss Dominica Pageant 2010: Round 2 – Performing Talent

Miss Dominica Pageant 2010: Round 3 – Swimwear

Miss Dominica Pageant 2010: Round 4 – Evening Wear

Announcing Marcia Baptiste as Miss Dominica 2010

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