Guyana tops first zonal round of Caricom quiz
Stabroek News
May 14, 2004

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In photo the winning team is flanked by coach/chaperone Ingrid Fung, Principal of St Joseph High (left) and Senior Education Officer Bonita Hunter (right). Starting second from left are: Jamal La Rose of St Joseph High, who was also adjudged best player i

Guyana secured first place in the first zonal round of Cari-com's 30th Anniversary Re-gional School Quiz last week.

Guyana's team comprised Nicolette Boatswain and Mariscia Charles of Bishops' High School; Seema Rahim of Queen's College and Jamal La Rose of St Joseph's High School, a press release from the Government Information Agency (GINA) said on Tuesday. La Rose was adjudged the best player in the competition.

The quiz was held on May 5 at the Rudranauth Capildeo Learning Centre, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

The countries contesting the quiz were Guyana, Trini-dad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grena-dines. Guyana emerged winner with 95 points while St Vincent and the Grenadines placed second with 64 points.

The second zonal round will be held in Jamaica this week, with Anguilla, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Mont-serrat and St Kitts and Nevis competing.

The semi-finals and finals will be held in Guyana next month, the release said.

According to a Caricom press release, GINA noted, the quiz aims at increasing the knowledge students have of the Caribbean and the integration movement.

The Guyanese students were selected on the recommendation of their headteachers and they had to possess good public speaking ability and inter-personal communication skills, GINA added.