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St George takes debating trophy


St George takes debating trophy

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As the Princess Margaret Secondary School continued its 60th anniversary celebrations this week, one of the highlights was the debate with the St George Secondary School on Thursday.

The visitors emerged the victors as they put forward a compelling argument that Barbados was not only an economy, but a society and the focus should be on people.

The team insisted that the Government would be failing society if it implemented too many restrictive measures to access welfare.

Janine Butcher, who led St George, said the last Barbados Country Assessment of Living Conditions Report showed that 15 per cent of householders were living below the poverty line. She added that with the layoffs in the public sector that would have led to an increase in the applications to the welfare.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.