The National Corporate Public Speaking Championship (NCPSC) held its semifinals virtually, on Saturday 23rd May 2020, adhering strictly to COVID-19 protocols enforced by the Ministry of Health here.

In addition to selecting eight participants for the June 27, 2020 finals, last Saturday’s event also honoured Ms. Desiree Richards, Managing Director of the Metrocint General Insurance Co. Ltd., Metrolife Agency Ltd., The Vincentian Publishing Co, Ltd., BOOM 106.9 FM and IKTV as the Championship’s first Patron, and in recognition of her contribution to building leadership, mentoring and advancing the role of the media in SVG.

Those selected as finalists were: Terrece John, Coreas Distribution Ltd; Andreka Samuel, GECCU; Ruth Stowe, KCCU; Shaniese Cole, Massy Stores; Aviar Charles, NIS; Sylvorn Lavia, RSGVPF; Elingford Roban Jr., SVGTA; and Nicolette Nichols, Treasury Department.

The other semifinalists were: Zekeo Audain representing Argyle International Airport; Geniene Browne representing CWSA; Terry Clarke representing KPMG; Ronika Boyd representing NTRC; Courtney Cumberbatch and Joanna Nwogu both representing Metrocint General Insurance Company Limited; and Jada Ross representing the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association.

Trackeish Davis of the Argyle International Airport (AIA) wrote herself into the history of the public-speaking competitions here, when she won the inaugural SVG National Corporate Public Speaking Championship.