After approximately nine years, Barbados has crowned a new Miss Universe Barbados – a fitting occurrence as this country celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence this year.

On Saturday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Complex, Jewel Forde, Miss Universe Barbados 2007, was able to pass the coveted crown worth $10 000 to the elegant Shannon Harris,
the new Miss Universe Barbados, who also walked away with prizes worth $115 000.

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