throughout the state will once again compete for
a place in the finals of the Lions Club South/ Flow National Secondary School Public
Speaking Competition. The preliminaries will commence on Tuesday September 26th from
1:00 PM at the Frenches House in Kingstown.
Schools in Zone 1 are expected to face the judges on the topic. “Too many Vincentians view
mental illness, drug addiction and alcoholism as personal failure rather than medical
On Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the same location Zone 2 , schools will speak on the topic “The
practice of tokenism in respect of youth involvement women’s upliftment and poor people’s
ennoblement has gotten in the way of meaningful change in St. Vincent and the
On Thursday schools in Zone 3 will address the topic “Artificial Intelligence (AI)
development has brought with it several ethical dilemmas including a disruptive effect on
the structure of the Labour market. In this sense AI can easily be a bridge too far”
Friday September 29th the final Zone 4 will address the topic. “The upsurge in interest in
space is fast becoming a pre occupation of the rich and does absolutely nothing to improve
human condition on earth.’’
Six finalists from the participating schools will be selected to meet at 7PM on the night of
Tuesday 24th October at the Methodist Church hall in Kingstown. There will also be
addresses from our sponsor, our partner the Ministry of Education and President of the Lions Club South Lion Janeil George.
The Preliminaries will be broadcast live each afternoon on VC3 Television, Nice Radio and
We FM from 1:30.
Flow SVG is once again the sponsor of this year’s competition.