Tonight the Miss Belize Saga continues and it appears that Rebecca Rath is back in as reigning Miss Belize.
Viewers may remember that on Friday night, Belize’s National pageant Director Opal Enriquez issued a release cutting short the reign of Rebecca Rath as Miss Belize Universe 2016 and appointing the crown to Marcia Moody, 1st runner up in the 2016 pageant. In addition Enriquez informed Belizeans that there will not be a Miss Belize Pageant this year.
Well today the Queen of the Jewel organization came out with its own press release via its two other co-owners, saying that Enriquez was out of place with statements made in her release. According to the release Queen of the Jewel Ltd was not aware of the release tendered by the country’s National Director, and while they accept Enriquez’s resignation, the organization is dispelling the declarations made on their behalf in the summary dismissal of Rebecca Rath stating quote “Officially, Ms. Rebecca Rath is still the reigning Ms. Belize Universe 2016-2017. She retains her title and will continue to perform her duties until her reign ends and the next Miss Belize 2017-2018 is crowned. It is the official position of the majority partners of Queen of the Jewel Ltd, that a Miss Belize pageant for 2017-2018 will be held.”
According to the release Queen of the Jewel Ltd. is jointly owned by Mr. Orson Elrington, Mr. Reynaldo Malik and Ms. Opal Enriquez. The release ends with Queen of the Jewel Ltd. pledging its support to Rebeca Rath “Queen of the Jewel Ltd. apologizes to Ms. Rebecca Rath and her family for this colossal overstep and wish to state officially that Ms. Rath has the organization’s full support.”