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As the competition to the first Youth Prime
Minister being elected in T&T continued
to develop to a fitting climax, candidates
who had moved on to round two were given a
Out of last week s nine candidates, seven are
still fighting to continue in the election race.
The challenge last week was to base their
respective speeches on a topic covered in one
of four specific Sunday Guardian editorials.
Candidates were asked to link the area being
discussed to a youth policy that they will
craft and to use their creativity to spark interest
among the public.
In the first phase of the competition the
candidates had looked at political awareness
and campaign tactics.
Prior to the start of last week s activities,
however, one candidate, Richard Jaggassar,
announced his withdrawal prior to the recording.
Another candidate, 19-year-old Abigail Coldero,
was meanwhile voted out by the panel of judges
and the online voting public.
There will be no show this week on CNC3 but
this may be the calm before the storm, as next week
three candidates will be eliminated and four will
move on to the semi-finals of the very intense com-
The semi-final round will be in the form of a
debate, where each of the four candidates will engage
in a heated, yet topical debate against each other on
a topic or two chosen by the adjudicators.
Two candidates will be chosen from this quartet
and they will be required to present a manifesto,
upon which they will be drilled. From that, T&T s
first Youth Prime Minister will be elected.
get a break
Richard Oliver, right,
makes his point during
the debate on the
legalisation of marijuana.
PHOTO: DARREN RAMPERSAD
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The seven candidates
who are through to the
semi-final round are:
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