Team Montserrat leaves Wednesday for St. Maarten to compete in the annual Leeward Islands Debating Competition.
The team is headed by Dr Samuel Joseph and comprises students attending the Montserrat Community College and one university student.
Team members are Ashneil Jeffers (17), Chekwube Okereke (18), Dauquan Chacquelle Wray (18), Darenthea Sweeney (17), Dwaynifia Joseph (18), and Essaline Martin.
The schedule of events are below. ZJB Radio Montserrat will be carrying the debates live each evening.
The last time St. Maarten hosted the event was in 2009. Montserrat hosted in 2014 and also won that year.
Follow them online at www.leewardislandsdebating.com .
|Thursday Feb. 25th||Legislatively removing corporal punishment will be detrimental to Caribbean children.||Antigua vs Montserrat|
|Friday Feb. 26th||The free movement of CARICOM nationals is a net positive for the Caribbean region.||BVI vs St. Kitts|
|Friday Feb. 26th||The Illegal Drug Trade has undermined the legitimacy and effectiveness of Caribbean Governments.||St. Maarten vs Nevis|
|Saturday Feb. 27th||The popularity of skin lightening is testament to the racism/colourism that plagues Caribbean society.||Winner Debate 1 vs Winner Debate 2|
|Saturday Feb. 27th||The Caribbean are not doing enough to combat child abuse.||Anguilla vs Winner Debate 3|
|Sunday Feb. 28th||The marginalization of men has led to the breakdown of Caribbean society.||Winner Debate 4 vs Winner Debate 5|