West Terrace Primary pupil wins FCCA competition

A class three pupil of the West Terrace Primary School has captured the top prize in the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Essay Competition.

Jaden Dowridge emerged the winner in the primary division of the competition with his essay which covered elements of Barbadian life, green monkeys, national dishes and tourist attractions.

Winner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Essay Competition, Jaden Dowridge (left) with Marsha Alleyne, National Tourism Host Programme, as he reads a section of his winning essay.

At an awards ceremony held Friday at the St James institution, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy praised Dowridge for his efforts and presented a cash prize to Principal Beverley Burrows.

“I want to of course congratulate Jaden for his work not only for sharing it with us this morning, his success in winning a competition that draws students from across the Caribbean and parts of Central America as well. His essay was deemed the best in the entire region, and I think Jaden you have done us very proud,” he said.

“I read your piece and I was taken aback by how in a single essay you were able to capture so much of what we have been pushing as an island destination,” Sealy added.

Speaking with members of the media following the presentation, the Tourism Minister noted that the country has seen an increase of six per cent in its long stay arrivals.

“What I was saying here today, is that we are trending in the vicinity of six per cent over last year. We had 632,000 people last year that was a record, so I think it is safe to say that we will finish out the year ahead of last year and that will be the third consecutive year that we have made a record,” Sealy said. (LG)

Principal of the West Terrace Primary School Beverley Burrows receiving a cash award on behalf of the school from Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy.

8 Responses to West Terrace Primary pupil wins FCCA competition

  1. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin November 25, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Michka Be….

  2. La Flor Linda
    La Flor Linda November 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Well done Jaden

  3. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury November 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm


  4. Alicia Holder
    Alicia Holder November 25, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Very nice.

  5. Catt Thomp
    Catt Thomp November 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    That’s my nephew well done Jaden

  6. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers November 25, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Congrats Jaden…well done

  7. Sheron Inniss November 26, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations youngster.


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