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Organizers of the annual Miss Independence Pageant have unveiled the contestants who will vie for the title this year.

The official introduction took place during the launch of the event on Saturday at the City Hall.

This year the organizers have placed special focus on human rights at they celebrate the pageant’s tenth anniversary. According to the producers, the pageant was created to celebrate St. Lucia’s independence by educating and up lifting the nation’s youth.

The 2014 Miss Independent Pauline Francis says the basis of this show is different from any other pageant.

Events Coordinator Sharmack Leon says the event producer Gregory Lorde had a vision to educate young people through this pageant.

The pageant will take place on February 20th at 7p.m. at the National Cultural Centre.

It will take place under the theme Human Rights get it right. Each contestant will portray one of eight themes. They are empowerment, equality, equity, democracy, human rights, dialogue, cooperation and peace.
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