Collette Ambo representing Salisbury, Mernel Christmas representing Campbell, Elenie Philogene representing Colihaut and Jacquelyne Breezie representing St Joseph penned their signatures to their contracts at the St Joseph Carnival 2014 launching ceremony on Wednesday, January 22.Four of six ladies, who will vie for the first ever Miss West Pageant on March 2, 2014, have made their participation official. Collette Ambo representing Salisbury, Mernel Christmas representing Campbell, Elenie Philogene representing Colihaut and Jacquelyne Breezie representing St Joseph penned their signatures to their contracts at the St Joseph Carnival 2014 launching ceremony on Wednesday, January 22. Two of the other contestants who were absent at Wednesday’s launching; Nickeze Jno Baptiste from Belles and Leah Archibald from Mahaut, are expected to sign their contracts soon. The ladies are expected to appear in four rounds; evening wear, talent, swim wear, costume and question and answer, at the event which will be held at the Kaleb John Laurent Primary School grounds from 7pm. Friday night lime to be held every Friday until carnival, a calypso competition, Old Mas and Sensei Festival on February 19 are among others expected to take place in St Joseph for this year’s carnival celebrations. “Over the years St Joe has demonstrated time and time again that the carnival spirit is alive and well right here in this community,” Parliamentary representative of St Joseph Kelver Darroux said.He noted that residents of the community have played an active role in Dominica’s carnival celebrations.Moreover, Darroux warned revelers that there is no place for violence during the carnival celebrations. He said this is important as often times some people tend to associate carnival activities with violence.“I want to tell you that you have to cease from all violent activities for the carnival season, you have to ensure that here in this community of St Joseph you have violent free carnival and it’s not just on the Monday and Tuesday of street jump up,” he said. The grand opening of the St Joseph carnival will take place on February 15, 2014. [nggallery id = 447]Dominica Vibes News 345 Views 2 comments Share Tweet Share Share EntertainmentLocalNews St Joseph carnival celebrations get underway by: – January 23, 2014 Sharing is caring!