Regional Secondary School Essay Competition Winners Announced

Regional Secondary School Essay Competition Winners Announced

Regional Secondary School Essay Competition Winners Announced

Regional Security System | Monday, May 11, 2020

Students in the CARICOM region are commended for the high quality of essays the CCC received.​ (Stock photo)

The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Inaugural Regional Secondary School Essay Competition, which concluded on March 31, 2020. The competition was a key component of the advocacy drive by the CCC to foster a competition and consumer culture in the region, from the ground up. Students were challenged to think about the importance and benefits of competition and consumer protection laws to the region. The CCC received 50 entries from students across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Students in the CARICOM region are commended for the high quality of essays the CCC received, and for their creativity in the use of pictures and videos in some instances to articulate their views on the benefits of competition and consumer protection laws.

There were two age categories for students: ages 12-15 and 16-19.  They were asked to write on one of two topics:

  1. “How does fair competition among businesses benefit me and my region?” and
  2. “How does consumer protection law benefit me and my Region.?”

It gives the CCC great pleasure to announce the winners of the two age categories as follows:

Ages 12-15 students

First place USD $1000: Hadassah Cuffy, Basseterre High School, St. Kitts & Nevis

Second place USD $750: Hadiah McBean, St Joseph Secondary, Guyana

Third place USD $500: Hayley-Shai Kassie, Montserrat Secondary School, Montserrat

Ages 16-19 students

First place USD $1000: Jerome Samuels, Jamaica College, Jamaica

Second place USD $750: Celeste Samuel, ASJA Girls’ College San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago

Second place USD $750: Simone Ann Cruz, Sacred Heart College, Belize

Given the high level of essays submitted, the Commission also wishes to identify the following students whose quality essays need special mention:

Ages 12-15 students

Kya Knight, Deighton Griffith Secondary School, Barbados

Lorenzo Cuellar, Belize High School, Belize

Darius Payne, Naparima College, Trinidad & Tobago

Jude Mahase, Naparima College, Trinidad & Tobago

Jamal Mosely, Deighton Griffith Secondary School, Barbados

Ages 16-19 students

Toushanae Norris, Campion College, Jamaica

Zachary Ramsumair, Naparima College, Trinidad & Tobago

Raheed Gilzene, St Jago High School, Jamaica

Serena Blair, Black River High School, Jamaica

Jahmari Beecher, St. Mary’s College, Jamaica

The CCC specially thanks our judges and all independent regional experts who contributed in no small way to the competition’s success:

  1. Mr. Bevan Narinesingh- Trinidad and Tobago Fair Trading Competition
  2. Prof. Emerita Hazel Simmonds McDonald – University of the West Indies (recommended by the CXC)
  3. Dr. Brian Francis- Barbados Fair Trading Commission
  4. Mr. Hans Lim A Po – Former CCC Commissioner
  5. Ms. Annmarie Grant from Jamaica Fair Trading Commission

All essays were second marked by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) who are commended for a thorough and timely job:

  • Dr. Dickson Osuala
  • Mr. Antonio Fletcher

This regional essay competition would not have been possible without the partnership of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) who funded the competition and provided the consumer videos used to sensitise students across the region,; the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and Barbados Fair Trading Commission (BFTC) who provided sponsorship; the excellent advocacy by the national competition and consumer authorities in the CSME in promoting the competition in their respective jurisdictions; the Ministries of Education in each participating Member State; and the teachers who ensured that as many students as possible participated in this inaugural competition. Thanks also to Naparima College, Trinidad for hosting live lectures by the CCC and sharing the live coverage on their Facebook page.

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Deadline Extended for CARICOM Essay Competition

Deadline Extended for CARICOM Essay Competition

Deadline Extended for CARICOM Essay Competition

Regional Security System | Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Regional Essay Competition is open to secondary school students from across the Caribbean community. (Stock Photo)

Students interested in participating in the CARICOM Competition Commission’s (CCC) inaugural Regional Essay Competition, now have until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to submit entries.

The competition is open to secondary school students from across the Caribbean community and aims to educate youth on the importance of competition law and policy and consumer protection.

Interested students may choose from one of the following topics:

  • How does fair competition among businesses benefit me and my region?
  • How does consumer protection law benefit me and my region?

Entries should be sent to registry@ccc.sr under the caption Regional Youth Essay Competition.

To obtain further details on the criteria, terms and conditions and prizes, visit http://www.caricomcompetitioncommission.com/en.

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Essay Competition For Secondary School Students From The Region

Essay Competition For Secondary School Students From The Region

Essay Competition For Secondary School Students From The Region

Regional Security System | Wed 27 August 19

Submissions for the Regional Youth Essay Competition must be in an electronic PDF format. (Stock photo)

The CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) is inviting secondary school students from across the Caribbean community to participate in its inaugural Regional Youth Essay Competition.

The CCC aims to educate youth on competition and consumer advocacy at an early stage in their development, and therefore has designed this initiative to bring awareness across the region to the importance of competition law and policy and consumer protection.

Interested students may choose from one of the following topics:

  • How does fair competition among businesses benefit me and my region?
  • How does consumer protection law benefit me and my region?

Persons between the ages of 12 and 15 will be required to submit an essay of maximum 1000 words, while students aged 16 to 19 years will write essays of between 1200 and 2000 words.

Essays must be submitted in an electronic PDF format and must have a cover page showing the title of the essay; the student’s name, age, date of birth and school; the name and contact number of a parent or guardian; and the name of the supervising teacher.

The deadline for submission is 3:30 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time, Friday, December 13, 2019. Entries should be sent to registry@ccc.sr under the caption Regional Youth Essay Competition.

To obtain further details on the criteria, terms and conditions and prizes, visit http://www.caricomcompetitioncommission.com/en/news.

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