St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be represented at the 2020 Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC), slated for this weekend.

Four students from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) will leave the state tomorrow for Dominica, to participate in the Competition, which will be held throughout the weekend.

The four are: Zachary Richards, Casey DeFreitas, Deaney Gellizeau and Haronese Collins.  They will discuss issues relating to youth involvement in climate change, medicinal marijuana, and the political climate within the Caribbean.  

This year’s competition is hosted by the Dominica State College and would see participation from students representing the various state colleges of St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Dominica. 

Local WIDC Chairperson and Deputy Director of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Eula Adams, said the competition aids in the development of the students’ networking abilities, research capabilities, and oratory skills. 

The students would be accompanied by Mrs. Adams, as well as Assistant Registrar, Juno Laborde and Lecturer, Tedra Kirby. 

The delegation is expected to return home on Sunday 8th March.  

The Windward Islands Debating Competition is held in a different Windward Island each year.