Team Dominica has emerged victorious at the Windward Islands Debating Competition which was held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Ashfred Norris, Kareen George, Tarrie Anselm and Jair Pendenque of the Dominica State College represented the island.
They debated on the topics: There should be fixed terms (in office) for Prime Ministers of OECS countries,’ ‘The perpetual heavy reliance on tourism by Caribbean countries is unwise,’ and ‘The lack of good governance is more debilitating to sustainable development in the Caribbean than the likely impacts of climate change.’
The Windward Islands Debating Competition was held under the patronage of His Excellency, Governor General Frederick Ballatyne. It also has the support of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).
Coach and Advisor of the Dominica State College Literary and Debating Society, Trudy Christian accompanied the debaters.