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Montserrat Students travel to Antigua for annual Leeward Islands Debate Competition

The Montserrat Community College debating society students are in Antigua this weekend where they compete in the 41st annual Leeward Islands Debate competition.

As part of preparations for the competition the students put on a muck debate on Sunday, February 17 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre.

Principal Paul Payne announced that a total of six debaters who left on Wednesday along with staff’s sponsor Dr. Samuel Joseph, and twenty four supporters would travel to Antigua for the competition which run from February 21 the 25.

The six debaters are TiVonne Howe, Tiffannie Skerritt, Trichelle Spencer, Delbert Williams, Ruian Zhu and Nicholas Munroe. Meanwhile the supporters traveled to Antigua on Thursday, February 21, along with staff sponsors Mrs. Hazel Riley and Miss Lonnie Howe.

The debating society held a mock debate on Sunday at the Montserrat Cultural Centre at which time members of the audience give the debaters feedback on ways to fine tune their speeches.

Wendcea Aymer is the public relations officer for the debating society bsaid ased on the feedback from the audience, it is clear that the debaters need to input more statistics and more research in their speeches. She said, the mock debate was very useful to the debaters because the advice and feedback they got from the audience, the debaters took it and they would probably adjust their speech or whatever else, their eye contact etc.

Montserrat will take on Nevis on tonight Friday, February 22, on the moot for that night ‘illegal drug use is a public health matter rather than criminal justice matter.’

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The Montserrat Community College debating society students are in Antigua this weekend where they compete in the 41st annual Leeward Islands Debate competition.

As part of preparations for the competition the students put on a muck debate on Sunday, February 17 at the Montserrat Cultural Centre.

Principal Paul Payne announced that a total of six debaters who left on Wednesday along with staff’s sponsor Dr. Samuel Joseph, and twenty four supporters would travel to Antigua for the competition which run from February 21 the 25.

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The six debaters are TiVonne Howe, Tiffannie Skerritt, Trichelle Spencer, Delbert Williams, Ruian Zhu and Nicholas Munroe. Meanwhile the supporters traveled to Antigua on Thursday, February 21, along with staff sponsors Mrs. Hazel Riley and Miss Lonnie Howe.

The debating society held a mock debate on Sunday at the Montserrat Cultural Centre at which time members of the audience give the debaters feedback on ways to fine tune their speeches.

Wendcea Aymer is the public relations officer for the debating society bsaid ased on the feedback from the audience, it is clear that the debaters need to input more statistics and more research in their speeches. She said, the mock debate was very useful to the debaters because the advice and feedback they got from the audience, the debaters took it and they would probably adjust their speech or whatever else, their eye contact etc.

Montserrat will take on Nevis on tonight Friday, February 22, on the moot for that night ‘illegal drug use is a public health matter rather than criminal justice matter.’