The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, will host its Annual Awards and Prize-Giving Ceremony at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday 31st May 2019, commencing at 10 o’ clock in the morning.
Each year, the Ministry invites the participation of students from primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. There are two categories in the competition: Envoys and Ambassadors.
In the Envoys category, essays ranged from a minimum of 300 words to a maximum of 600 words, and the topics were as follows:
- What are the benefits of social media to business and trade development?
- ‘A Day in the Life’. Imagine you are your country’s Foreign Minister for a day: which countries will you build a relationship with and why?
- An essential document for travel is the passport. Explain why it is necessary to have a passport.
In the Ambassadors category, essays ranged from a minimum of 1000 words to a maximum of 1500 words, and the topics were as follows:
- CSME: is it working?
- In your view, how can the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) develop strategic action plans to address the future of climate change within Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?
- Vincentian citizenship cannot be bought or sold.
The participating schools, and the winners of the competition, will be announced at Friday’s ceremony, and an anthology of the top ten essays will be published in special recognition of this year’s 40th Anniversary of Independence.
The awards and prizes for the competition are sponsored by Digicel.
SOURCE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce