Monday, April 29, 2013

Miss Jamaica World retains auditing firm


The Miss Jamaica World (MJW) Committee recently announced PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the overseeing body which will audit the judging and selection process of the Miss Jamaica World Grand Coronation Show.

Laura Butler, Franchise Holder of MJW says “The incorporation of PwC will provide transparency for our sponsors, contestants and every Jamaican.”

Alok Jain, Partner at PwC says “We are thrilled to be working with the organisers of the 2013 staging of the Miss Jamaica World pageant. We believe that our involvement in such a prestigious event is a wonderful partnership and a testament to the commitment of the organisers in ensuring the transparency and validity of the judging process.”

Internationally, PwC has a long and successful tradition of working with organisations to ensure the integrity of selection processes for competitions of all kinds, including the Oscars® balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy). More locally, PwC has provided similar support for the annual NCB Nationbuilder Awards, for many years.

PwC Jamaica is part of a global network of firms in 158 countries with more than180,000 people offering assurance, tax, and advisory services. The firm, which began in 1916, now comprises approximately 250 professionals, including 14 partners, located in two offices - Kingston and Montego Bay.

The UK based Miss World organization was created in 1951. The entity owns and manages the annual Miss World finals and holds franchises in over 100 countries. In the 1980s, the pageant repositioned itself with the slogan Beauty with a Purpose, with added tests of intelligence and personality. As Britain's most successful international television show, the contest offers a strong global appeal as an avenue to boost tourism and trade in participating countries.

The Miss World pageant has raised over £250 million for charities across the world.

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