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Students invited to enter Caricom essay competition

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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Tertiary and secondary students are invited to enter the CARICOM Energy Month Regional Youth Essay Competition.

Director of Energy Economics and Planning at the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology and CARICOM energy focal point Jamaica, Yvonne Barrett-Edwards said the competition aims to promote “a culture of energy consciousness and to see the extent to which students at the secondary and tertiary levels are aware of energy matters in the country and in the region”.

The competition, which closes on November 30, requires students who are CARICOM nationals to submit written letters or essays to the CARICOM Secretary General expressing a vision for advancing the region's sustainable energy transition.

Essays from secondary students must be 700 words; while essays from tertiary students should be 1,000 words.

Entries must include the name, age and proof of nationality of the student as well as his or her grade or form.

A teacher or parent must submit the entry/entries to on behalf of secondary school students. These entries should include the parent's and teacher's names and contact details.

Winners will be announced on Facebook at the end of January 2018. Prizes to be won include a golden pen, laptops and projectors.

Those interested may send questions to

The regional competition is being done for CARICOM Energy Month, which is recognised in November, under the theme 'Rethinking energy, shaping a resilient community'.





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