Sabrina Solano of Hopkins wins International title of Reina Garifuna del Caribe
Friday, December 9th, 2016
The first ever Reina Garifuna del Caribe (Miss Garifuna Caribbean) pageant was held in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala on Saturday, December 3rd. Planned by the Friends Association for the Development of Izabal, along with the Guatemalan Ministry of Culture and Sports, the event was part of an effort to bring unity among the Garinagu within the Caribbean movement, and assist with the preservation of Garifuna culture.
The pageant featured contestants from Belize, Guatemala and Honduras competing at Malecon Cultural Park. After the competition, Sabrina Solano of Hopkins Village, Belize, was crowned the Reina Garifuna del Caribe 2016-2017. Kaylin Mejia of Dangriga also represented Belize, and she took first runner-up in the pageant.
The National Garifuna Council of Belize congratulates Solano for her victory and for representing Belize proudly.
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