Four (4) students representing the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) would leave the state on Thursday 5th March, 2020 to compete in this year’s Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC). Zachary Richards, Casey DeFreitas, Deaney Gellizeau, and Haronese Collins would compete in the weekend long competition in Roseau, Dominica where they would address topics surrounding youth involvement in climate change, medicinal marijuana, and the political climate within the Caribbean.
This year’s competition is hosted by the Dominica State College (DSC) and would see participation from students representing the various state colleges of St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Dominica. Local WIDC Chairperson and Deputy Director of the SVGCC, Eula Adams, expressed that the competition aids in the development of the students’ networking abilities, research capabilities, and oratory skills. The students would be accompanied by Mrs. Adams, as well as Assistant Registrar, Juno Laborde and Lecturer, Tedra Kirby.
The delegation is expected to return to SVG on Sunday 8th March, 2020.
The WIDC takes place in a different Windward Island each year.