Jemariah Diamond of the Marriaqua Government School is the winner of the Ministry of Education/ NIS annual Public Speaking competition for Grade 5.
Diamond also took the prize for the best prepared speech. The topic for the Prepared Speech of the Public Speaking competition was: “Dancehall music is contributing towards the increase in violence among youths in the Vincentian society. How far do you agree?”
Second position went to Ginniek Shallow of the Lower Bay School Inc. who also won the best impromptu speech – on the topic, “If I ruled the world.” The third place was awarded to Rosashia Shortle of the Lowmans Leeward Anglican and fourth, Rolando Lewis of the Diamond Government School.
A total of seven primary schools participated. The other schools that participated included: The Argyle Primary, Fancy Government and the Paget Farm Government.