Kamesha Turner is the new Miss Jamaica Festival Queen and the second queen in the history of the competition to take the title for the parish of St. Ann. Turner who is a 23 year old teacher and CARICOM Youth Ambassador was crowed at the national coronation show held on Saturday July 18 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. Tamara Dickens, a 25 year old, Attorney at Law representing
Turner was named as the ‘Most Culturally Aware’ contestant and Miss St. Thomas, 21 year old, Jodean Williamson, received the award for ‘Best Performance’. Other sectional prizes included ‘Most Congenial’ which was presented to Miss Manchester, 24 year old Lanisia Rhoden and ‘Most Poised’ which was presented to Dickens. Miss Westmoreland, 25 year old, Chevonese Hutchinson received the “Popular Vote” prize, while Miss St. Mary, 21 year old Alicia Ann McKenzie was identified as the ‘Most Involved’ in her community.
Turner took home the crown, a 2006 Nissan Note courtesy of Mack D’s, $200,000 and a cellular phone courtesy of Digicel Jamaica ,a living room suite courtesy of Singer and a year of accommodation at Christar Villas among other prizes.
The competition organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) was held under the theme “Jamaican Woman, Our National Treasure”.