According to one of the coaches working with the St. Kitts team, the debaters are upbeat about the competition and in full preparation.
“We are preparing extensively, and it is a lot of work that we are putting in,” the coach said.
The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College students, who are representing St. Kitts, would be expecting stiff tests when they come up against the competing islands, especially from defending champion Montserrat.
When asked, if they are confident going into this year’s competition? The coach told MiyVue.com that she prefers not to disclose that before the competition, but she reiterated that they are putting in the extra work that is needed for the competition.
“I don’t want to comment on that at this time, but we will take it debate by debate,” she said.
Over 200 students are expected to converge on the St. Kitts Marriott for the top regional debating competition, which is expected to span four days.
The 43rd edition of the Leeward Islands Debating Competition will comprise seven teams and is being held in St. Kitts and Nevis this year.
Teams are arriving from Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Nevis, Antigua and St. Maarten. The St. Kitts team comprises Xarielle Blanchette, Samuel Hancock, Melicia Henry, Philmon Roberts, Chadi Garnett, Azman Thomas and Zoe Quinlan.
The competition opens Thursday, 26th February, 2015, with the B.V.I challenging St. Maarten in a 7 p.m. first round encounter.
The moot for that matchup is, ‘The CARICOM region’s failure to legalize marijuana is a colossal mistake’.
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