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43rd Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

#TurksandCaicos, May 09, 2018 – Providenciales – The Grand Cayman Island Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association will this year as part of the activities of the 43rd Regional Conference of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic host the 14th Regional Caribbean Youth Parliament sitting on Friday 22nd June 2018.

The Turks and Caicos Islands Branch of the CPA will be holding its usual “speak-off” exercise in order to identify two Youths between the age of eighteen and twenty nine that will represent the Islands to the event.

The Parliamentary sitting in the Grand Cayman will take the following form:

    (See attached)


The criteria for entrants are:

  • Be a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Be confident and articulate enough to participate in the proceedings of the aforesaid Bill and Motion and sufficiently confident to play the role of Speaker, Minister or Leader of the Opposition.
  • Have an interest in political and parliamentary affairs of the Islands
  • Have participated in one of the Junior High School Parliamentary Debates.
    (Non-participation in this event will however, not disqualify an entrant).

The “speak-off” exercise will commence on Saturday May 26th, 2018 at a venue to be determined. The judging will be based on content and delivery. Entrants are required to have two prepared speeches (for and against) on the subject.

The successful entrants must be willing to participate fully in the Youth Parliament, and if should be able to obtain the required time off from place of employment for the period 19th – 22nd June 2018.

All entrants living in the Caicos Islands are asked to contact Mrs. Tracey I. Parker, Clerk to the House of Assembly on 232 – 1472 or 338 – 3759 and Mr. Nixion Dickenson, Director of Youth Affairs on 338 – 5101 or 242-6981 by Thursday 17th May 2018 so that the appropriate travel arrangements can be made.

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