Tourism public speaking competition set for this Thursday

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Tourism public speaking competition set for this Thursday
Winners of the 2013 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition: First place was awarded to Renita Shivnauth (Saint Joseph’s Convent); second place went to Quilee Simeon (Saint Mary’s College) and third place went to Devon Gabriel (Saint Mary’s College).
Winners of the 2013 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition pose with Permanent Secretary Donavon Williams. First place was awarded to Renita Shivnauth (Saint Joseph’s Convent); second place went to Quilee Simeon (Saint Mary’s College) and third place went to Devon Gabriel (Saint Mary’s College). This year’s competition will be held on July 3.

PRESS RELEASE – The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries would like to announce the hosting of the 2014 National Tourism Public Speaking Competition on Thursday, July 3 at the Royal Conference Room, Royal Saint Lucian by Rex Resorts from 10 a.m.

The competition seeks to provide students ages 14-17 an opportunity to address areas of critical importance to the tourism industry and provide solutions where possible.

Participants will be judged on the following:

– Content
– Delivery
– Language
– Effective use of time

The winner of this year’s competition will serve in the capacity of “Junior Minister for Tourism 2014-2015” and will represent Saint Lucia at the 2014 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Youth Congress, scheduled for September 17-19, 2014 in St. Thomas USVI. The junior minister will also be the youth ambassador for Saint Lucia’s tourism industry and is expected to participate in the various programmes/activities hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and other industry partners.

FINALISTS:

Piaye Secondary

1) Ruth Noel
2) Shaniah Barley

St. Joseph’s Convent

1) Leeryk Delima
2) Cherish Mesmain
3) Camille Andrew

St. Mary’s College

1) Yoerick Douglas
2) Rohann Alfred
3) Yohann Francis

The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries would like to express sincere gratitude once again to the following industry partners and corporate houses for their continued sponsorship of the National Tourism Public Speaking Competition.

PLATINUM SPONSOR (1st PLACE)
Digicel Saint Lucia

GOLD SPONSOR
Saint Lucia Electricity Services Ltd (LUCELEC) – 2nd PLACE

SILVER SPONSOR
Saint Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) -3rd PLACE

BRONZE SPONSORS
Consolidated Foods Ltd
Unicomer St. Lucia Ltd (Courts)
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
St. James Club Morgan Bay
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa
Royal St. Lucian by Rex Resorts

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