Schedule released for 2015 Leeward Islands Debating Competition

About 200 high school and sixth form students, accompanied by their staff sponsors from seven Leeward Islands, which are the British Virgin Islands (B.V.I), St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, Antigua and St. Maarten, will converge on St. Kitts for the time-honoured event. 

Winner, Team Montserrat, along with runner-up, Team St. Kitts, will be defending their titles against the other five teams. Team St. Kitts comprises of Xarielle Blanchette, Samuel Hancock, Melicia Henry, Philmon Roberts, Chadi Garnett, Azman Thomas and Zoe Quinlan. The competition is expected to be one of a very high-calibre and the general public is invited to attend and support the debaters. The venue for the debates is the St. Kitts Marriott Resort Ball Room.

The following is the schedule of debates:

Thursday 26th February, 2015

Eliminations One: B.V.I. versus St. Maarten at 7:00 pm

Moot: “The Caricom region’s failure to legalize marijuana is a colossal mistake”

Friday 27th February, 2015

Eliminations Two: Anguilla versus Antigua at 6:00 pm

Moot: “There should be stricter media censorship in Caribbean society”

Eliminations Three: St. Kitts versus Nevis at 8:00 pm

Moot: “Discriminatory screening practices are necessary to reduce the spread of viruses new to the Caribbean region”

Saturday 28th February, 2015

Semi-finals One: Montserrat versus Winner of Eliminations One at 6:00 pm

Moot: “The adverse effects of citizenship by investment programmes outweigh the economic advantages”

Semi-finals Two: Winner of Eliminations Two versus Winner of Eliminations Three at 8:00 pm

Moot: “For fear of the church, Caribbean governments fail to address Gay Rights

Sunday 01st March, 2015

Finals: Winner of Semi-finals One versus Winner of Semi-finals Two at 7:00 pm

Moot: “When public funds are mismanaged, government leaders should face criminal prosecution”


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