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Street Named for Janelle Commissiong
17 Jul 2017

Street Named for Janelle Commissiong

Almost forty years after winning the Miss Universe title, and becoming the first black woman to do so, Janelle Penny Commissiong will be honoured by the Port of Spain City Corporation with a street bearing her name.

Queen Street in Port of Spain will soon be Janelle Commissiong Street.

The renaming comes just as the former beauty queen marks the anniversary of winning the Miss Universe pageant on July 16, 1977, 40 years ago this month.

In a statement yesterday, Deputy Port of Spain Mayor and acting Mayor Hillan Morean said the Corporation remains proud of “Queen Penny” and sees it fitting to rename Queen Street in her honour.