DSC Debate Team to represent Dominica in Windward Island Debating Competition

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Elleen Commodore, Kodie Jean-Jacques, Abiyomhi Joseph and Keauntae Harrigan

The Dominica State College (DSC) Literary and Debating Society will participate in the Windward Islands Debating Competition.

The Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC) will be hosted by the T.A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) from Grenada.

The Dominica State College Debate Team which is the defending champions, will leave Dominica on Feb. 28, 2019 to attend the competition in Grenada.

The DSC Debate Team has won this competition two consecutive times.

In this year’s competition the Dominica State College will compete against: the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College representing St. Lucia and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.

The participating teams will compete in two rounds: the semi- final and final round within a two days period.

The aim of the WIDC is to reinforce the multidisciplinary approach, which is needed to assess the needs of Caribbean societies and nurture critical thinkers who will help shape the democratic societies of the Caribbean region.  It will also serve to promote regional integration, collegial information sharing and cultural exchanges.
The students representing the Dominica State College are Elleen Commodore, Kodie Jean-Jacques, Abiyomhi Joseph and Keauntae Harrigan. These students will be accompanied by Coach and Advisor of the Dominica State College Literary and Debating Society, Trudy Christian.
“We have been the champions for two years in a row; in 2017 we were the winners in St. Lucia and in 2018 we won in St Vincent…. we plan on representing our country at our best potential again” Trudy Christian declared in an interview with Vibes News.
The topics for debate are as follows:
1. “Public Private Partnerships are the most viable methods of financing
development projects in the OECS”
2. “The current education system in the region is based on a curriculum
which adequately prepares students for jobs of the future.”
3. “It is in Caricom’s best interest to help Venezuela get out of its current
economic morass.”