St. Kitts edges out Nevis in debating competition

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ZIZ News…March 1, 2010 – St. Kitts got its tenth hold on the Leeward Islands Debating Competition trophy when it defeated sister island and host Nevis in the finals of the competition on Sunday night.

In Sunday night’s Finals both teams debated the topic “The rights ascribed to today’s children have resulted in a marked decline in the levels of discipline in the Caribbean.” Nevis proposed the moot.

It was a close call with St. Kitts edging out Nevis by one point 651 to 650 points.

Nevis was represented by Ms. Joanne Flemming, the leader, and Krysta Liburd the seconder while St. Kitts was represented by Ms. Isalean Phillip, the leader, and Kasim Queeley the seconder,

Kasim Queeley of St. Kitts was adjudged the best speaker of the debate and also captured the title of ‘Best Speaker’ overall.

St. Kitts has now put its name in the history books, as it relates to the debating competition, being the first island to win the championship three years in a row.

The 38th Annual Leeward Island Debating Competition was again hosted in Nevis this year.

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