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 The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters


The South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce (STCIC) hosted the Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Conference at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad from 02-04 February, 2009. In addition to the Energy Tradeshow, the Chamber facilitated a debate between students of The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).The debate was used as a forum to stimulate discussion among the nation’s youth on important issues of national [and global] concern.

Representing UWI were Sharane Simon, Nwoma Grant and Sherezz Grant, while team UTT consisted of Randall Ballack, Patrice Joseph and Brendon Davy. The moderator of the evening’s proceedings was Mr. Andy Johnson. The six (6) debaters are currently pursuing first degrees in Petroleum Geosciences at their respective universities. The students were asked to contemplate the following:

"Be it resolved that Trinidad and Tobago’s position in the global competitive index (GCI) ranking should be an issue of concern.”

First at the podium was Nwoma Grant of UWI who, along with her colleagues, argued in support of the resolution. She stated that the country’s global competitive ranking (92) was cause for concern and that, "the ranking is a representation of [the country’s] slow development.” This position was reiterated by her colleagues as they took their turn at the podium.

Team UTT took an opposing view to the resolution and the first speaker, Randall Ballack, insisted that the analysis of the sub-indices was the pervading issue and not the actual ranking of the country. Mr. Ballack affirmed that, "the solution is not in the rank but in the sub-indices, for it is at this level we can define change.”

Members of the respective teams held firm to their positions, with Sharane Simon of UWI declaring, "a low ranking means that we [Trinidad and Tobago] cannot attract businesses or investments.” This point was rebutted by Brendon Davy who challenged the very nature of the ranking, stating instead, "the rank does not reflect Trinidad and Tobago’s competitiveness.” Team UTT further went on to reflect that the ranking also did not reveal Trinidad and Tobago’s strengths in the manufacturing industry as the country was the largest exporter of light manufacturing goods in the CARICOM region.

The spirited debate saw UTT emerging victorious with a score of 539 to UWI’s 511.

UTT debaters: Brendon Davy, Patrice Joseph and Randall BallackVictorious UTT Team with Moderator Andy Johnson
Debaters from left: Randall Ballack (UTT), Sharane Simon (UWI), Brendon Davy (UTT), Nwoma Grant (UWI), Patrice Joseph (UTT), and Sherezz Grant (UWI). Team UTT with supporters