Khahill Richards of the St. Mary’s Academy copped the winning title of the Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition, held at the UWI Center on February 18th, 2019, on the topic ‘Should the death penalty be abolished in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The competition stemmed from planned activities to celebrate World Human Rights Day, and was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Roseau in collaboration with The Dominica Bar Association, with funding provided by The European Union.
The second place award went to Zinielle Vital of the Convent High School while Hope Charles of the Dominica Grammar School won the third place award. The other competitors were Micahyah Denis of the North East Comprehensive School and Chidimma Francis of the Goodwill Secondary School.
The winner walked away with one ticket compliments HHV Whitchurch & Co Ltd – L’express Des Illes and one compliments The European Union, a tablet compliments CIS and the Best Speaker award donated by the UWI Alumni Association. The other prizes were sponsored by the European Union, an HP Laptop which went to the second place awardee and a tablet which was presented to the third place awardee.
Other sponsors who contributed towards the event included The Sign Man, UWI Open Campus, Greater Caribbean for Life and World Coalition Against Death Penalty. The organizers and sponsors wish to congratulate the participating schools for making the event a success.