UCCI hosts essay competition

As part of its International Conference on Leadership, Governance and Empowerment in the Caribbean slated for 17 and 18 March, the University College of the Cayman Islands is hosting an essay competition.

High school and college level students are invited to air their views on the issues of leadership, governance and empowerment in regards to the Caribbean.

Essays have a limit of 1,000 to 1,500 words and will be marked out of a total of 25 points for content, organization and use of language/expression.

All participants are expected to supplement their essays with relevant authoritative sources.

The MLA referencing style should be used and the essay must be the original work of the writer.

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Essays are to be submitted no later than Monday, 28 February.

The first and second prize winners for both categories will be recognised on Thursday, 17 March, the conference’s first day, which features an open cocktail reception and various exhibits.

The keynote address by Shridath Ramphal, a leading Caribbean statesman and former secretary-general of the Commonwealth Secretariat, is also open to the public.

The conference will include a book fair and cultural exhibits, according to its website, and is meant to cover the spectrum of Caribbean leadership, governance and empowerment.

Further details on the essay competition have been posted on the UCCI conference website at www.ucciconference.ky

Interested persons can contact Erica Gordon at 623-0512 or email [email protected]

Another contact, Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper, can be reached at 623-0532 or [email protected]

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