Dominica goes out in semi-final of Windwards debating competition

The DSC team which participated in the Windwards competition

A debating team from the Dominica State College took part in the third annual Windward Islands Debating competition held in Grenada from March 1st to 2nd 2019. Although Dominica was the defending champion, the team was knocked out in the semi-final round where Grenada and St. Lucia ultimately emerged victorious. Grenada then went on to capture the championship in the final round debate against St. Lucia.

The Dominica State College will host the fourth annual Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC) next year.  The participating colleges will be the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College representing St. Lucia, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College representing St. Vincent and the T.A Marryshow Community College representing Grenada.

Dominica was represented in the just-concluded WIDC by Elleen Commodore, Kodie Jean-Jacques, Abiyomhi Joseph and Keauntae Harrigan. Coach of the team and Director of Student Activities at the DSC, Miss Trudy Christian, felt that the team put in their best effort and represented their country to the best of their ability. She feels that with the experience gained from this competition, and that which will be gained from upcoming local competitions, some members of the team may get the chance to compete in the WIDC again with better results.

Miss Christian implores all stakeholders and interested parties to step forward to assist with the staging of the Windward Islands Debating Competition in Dominica next year.

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  1. teacher.
    March 14, 2019

    Good job young people, please tell the prime minister to stop being a chicken and debate the leader of the opposition. Mr Linton is a very skilled debater.

  2. %
    March 14, 2019

    Ok,but you all learnt from the experience!!
    Skerrit needs that exposure!!

  3. may
    March 14, 2019

    Good job students. Debates is a very good forum for young people to learn and be expressive about diverse topics.

    • carlty
      March 14, 2019

      Agreed May. I have no doubt the did an exceptional job and look forward to seeing them in the future.

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