The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) will attempt to defend its 2020 Windward Islands Debating Competition (WIDC) title in the 2022 edition of the competition.
The WIDC returns on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th, April 2022, after a hiatus due to COVID-19.
Team SVGCC will be represented by Shadyn McLean, Marika Baptiste, Junior Primus, and Niesha Richards.
The college will act as the proposition for the moot “Monogamy is not regarded as ideal for a modern way of life” in Thursday’s preliminary round against St. Lucia’s Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC).
Primus, in commenting on debate as an activity, said, “I think debating is one of those constructive activities that causes those involved to critically analyse the world around them in new and exciting ways.”
Primus and McLean will represent the SVGCC in its preliminary round.
The college’s WIDC 2022 campaign is supported by corporate partners Gaymes Book Center, Courts/Unicomer SVG Ltd., Beachcombers Hotel and The Cell.
Lisa Veira, Marketing Officer of Unicomer SVG Ltd, in reiterating the company’s support for the team, commented “We expect team SVGCC to bring home the trophy, and have all faith and confidence in their efforts to do so. Unicomer is happy to be part of their title retainment quest.”
The 2022 WIDC is chaired by the SALCC but will be held virtually via that college’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The competition will also see participation from the Dominica State College, T.A. Marryshow Community College , which will compete against each other in preliminary round one.
The finals will take place on Friday and will see the winners of each preliminary round faceoff.
“The SVGCC will share the competition’s live stream link via its own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and is inviting everyone to tune in and support its team,” a release said.