Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 18th 2015 Contents A6
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Kimberly Farrah Singh may have
won the battle to represent T&T in
next month s Miss World Pageant in
China but her struggle to get there is
far from over.
Speaking on her behalf yesterday,
one of the attorneys Rondell Donowa,
who made her victory possible, said
she still needed a substantial portion
of the $35,000 required for air travel.
He said she was scheduled to leave
for China Saturday but because of the
cash flow problem, the reservation has
been extended until next Thursday.
Donowa said the road ahead would
be tough for Singh who has to make
the journey to China alone as there was
no money for not even a chaperone.
He said they were also trying to
source a wardrobe, including a national
costume and a gown for the compe-
"We are pleading on her behalf if any
organisations which want to come
together to assist," Donowa said.
He said attorneys representing both
Singh and Miss World franchise holder
Vanessa Sahatoo-Manoo met on Tues-
day to chart a way forward and had
agreed on a number of areas.
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Singh was dethroned and
replaced by the first runner-up
She took the matter to court
and it was referred for
On Monday, arbitrator Ernest
Koylass, SC, ruled that while
Singh breached specific terms
of the beauty pageant
agreement, such breaches
were not fundamental enough
to warrant her termination as
Miss World T&T.
He, therefore, ordered that
she be reinstated and that
each party bear their own
legal costs of the arbitration
and that both parties attempt
to agree on the way forward
to arrive at a mutually
accepted resolution of this
Attorneys for Kimberly
• Prakash Maharaj.
• Rhon Mitchell.
• Frank Gittens.
• Rondell Donowa.
Attorneys for Vanessa
• Kevin Ratiram.
• Charlene Kalloo.
Reinstated queen faces
long road to China show
willing to put this issue behind
them and move forward for the
greater good because at the end of
the day we are representing
Trinidad and Tobago."
Donowa said both Sahatoo-
Manoo and Singh were advised not
to make any public statements at
the moment as they tried to heal
He added: "The franchise holder
indicated she was making progress
in terms of sponsorship and Kim-
berly is also seeking sponsorship
from certain persons.
"We (the attorneys from Forti-
tude Chamber who fought her case)
are trying to make this is possible
for her because we see her as a
young person, like ourselves, who
needed her just due and we were
He said Singh, who continued
to train while her firing was in arbi-
tration, is also making progress.
"She is fine tuning things with
regards to a stipend and getting the
national costume and wardrobe.
"A number of clothing stores
have committed to assist. She is
also receiving a lot of assistance
from the past Miss World delegate
Sara Jane Waddle and she is doing
"The franchise holder indicated she was making progress in
terms of sponsorship and Kimberly is also seeking
sponsorship from certain persons. We (the attorneys from
Fortitude Chamber who fought her case) are trying to make
this possible for her because we see her as a young person,
like ourselves, who needed her just due and we were
successful." --- Rondell Donowa
Kimberly Singh models a Sally Lochan
Dass Bollywood Glam Collection
during a photo shoot by the Temple
By the Sea, Waterloo, earlier this
month. PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
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