By Jáedee S.K. Caines
THG Network (Feb. 23, 2017) — Having won the annual Leeward Islands Debating Competition (LIDC) 10 times, Team St. Kitts is on its way to securing another LIDC Championship title.
Kazmau Grant and Khalifa Pencheon secured 659 points to push Team St. Kitts ahead of Team St. Maarten’s Diandra Dieudonnee Marlin and Dawud Mohamaud Chapman, who could only muster 567 points.
With thousands of persons viewing via THG Network’s Facebook page, and Nevis Television’s online platform and local channel, the four youngsters debated the moot “The high cost of youth unemployment relief programmes outweighs the benefits.”
Grant and Marlin led the debates for their respective teams but it was the seconders, Pencheon and Chapman, who tied for the Best Speaker Award.
The debate was moderated by Nevisian Attorney Michelle Slack who, announced at the end of the night that tomorrow’s debates will see Team Nevis pitting its skills against Team Montserrat followed by a battle between Team British Virgin Islands and Team Anguilla.
The debates begin at 6:30pm and are held at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre.