Final Note: Toni-Ann Singh meets with Jamaica’s leaders to close-out visit

It’s been a hectic last few days, to say the least, for Miss World Toni-Ann Singh during her first visit to Jamaica since winning the Miss World competition on December 14.

Miss World Toni-Ann Singh speaks at a reception held in her honour at Jamaica House by Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Photo: Twitter – Andrew Holness)

The reigning Miss World dedicated her final day back home to paying courtesy calls on four high ranking officials within the political directorate in Jamaica.

Singh met with Prime Minister Holness for a courtesy call on Monday, Dec. 23 (Photo: Twitter – Andrew Holness)

She met with Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke and Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen, as she wrapped up her four-day trip to the island of her birth.

Miss World Toni-Ann Singh has a pleasant engagement with Prime Minister Holness and Minister of Culture, Gender and Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange. (Photo: Twitter- Andrew Holness)

She got the opportunity to interact with these persons, where she was able to share her story and to get words of encouragement as she now takes on the mantle of being Miss World and carry out its associated responsibilities across the world.

Miss World Tonmi-Ann Singh greets Prime Minister Andrew Holness at a courtesy call on Monday (Dec. 23). They are joined by, from left, Toni-Ann’s mother Jahrine Bailey, Miss World Chair, Julia Morley, Minister of Culture, Gender and Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange and Toni-Ann’s father Bradshaw Singh. (Photo: Twitter – Andrew Holness)

She, however, did not leave empty-handed and in some cases, she was bestowed with additional responsibilities as she will not only be representing the Miss World organization but also be an international representative of the country of her birth.

An excited Toni-Ann Singh proudly displays her diplomatic passport alongside Prime Minister Andrew Holness. (Photo: Twitter – Andrew Holness)

Chief among the gifts she received is her appointment as an Ambassador of Jamaica by Prime Minister Holness and being provided with a diplomatic passport.

She was also designated an ambassador for the Governor General’s ‘I Believe Initiative’ as she was found quite befitting of the role when she met with Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen on Monday at King’s House.

Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen (right), observes as Lady Allen (left), pins Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, during a call at King’s House, today (December 23). (Photo: Rudranath Fraser/JIS)

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke also got in on the action and presented the beautiful songstress with commemorative gold coins of Jamaican icons Bob Marley and Usain Bolt, valued at US$1800*, when she visited with him on Monday.

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke presented Toni-Ann Singh with the souvenir coins. (Photo: Twitter – Dr Nigel Clarke)

She also paid a visit to the Leader of the Opposition, where she met with Dr Peter Phillips who was accompanied by MP Lisa Hanna who is also a former Miss World.

Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, with Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh (right), after presenting her with a gift when she called on him, today (December 23), at his 1 West King’s House Road office in St. Andrew. Sharing the moment is Miss World 1993, and Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Lisa Hanna.

Toni-Ann is expected to leave the island later this evening.

*Information gleaned from the Bank of Jamaica website.