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Jones is new Junior Minister of Tourism


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SHE CAME AND conquered.

Rashana Jones of the Deighton Griffith Secondary School will now be carrying the much coveted title of Junior Minister of Tourism for 2016.

The ecstatic head girl of the Kingsland institution narrowly beat seven other competitors today to earn sweet victory while debating at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael.

The students spoke extensively on voluntourism (a combination of volunteering and travel) and ways to attract the youth traveller in the competition hosted by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority.

Manager of the Tourism Host Programme Marsha Alleyne said what separated Jones from the others was that she displayed clear understanding of the term voluntourism.

“For an audience so wide not everyone would understand what it meant and she spoke about the rich heritage of the turtles,” she said.

“No one came from the environmental perspective which was a key issue she tied together.”

Second and third places went Neshan Weekes of the St Michael School and Markeisha Carter of Springer Memorial School. (MR)


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