MARAD, T&HD present awards to students, essay winners

The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) and Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) on Friday hosted an award ceremony at the MARAD boardroom, Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown for top students and winners of an essay competition.

GINA said that the ceremony saw the organisations awarding the children of parents who work in the Maritime, and Transport & Harbours Departments bursaries and prizes for the winners of the essay competition which was promoted  in observance of World Maritime Day.

Essay competition winners with Chief Port Security Officer Dwain Nurse (right) and Director of Ports, Louise Williams (left). (GINA photo)
Essay competition winners with Chief Port Security Officer Dwain Nurse (right) and Director of Ports, Louise Williams (left). (GINA photo)

Essay writers were judged and assessed by a committee based on: Organisation structure, language, style definition and reference approach. The essay competition had two categories.

Category A- 11 to 15 years, and the topic was- ‘Shipping is vital in supporting and sustaining Guyana’s economic growth. Discuss’.

Category B-16 to 18 years, topic was – ‘What improvements are necessary for the local shipping industry to impact global trade’.

Winners of Category A-11 to 15 years

1st place- Kendra Trotman

2nd place- Kayla Dwarka

3rd place- Alex Bacchus

Winners of Category B-16 to 18 years

1st place- Kenny Bisnauth

2nd place- Vishan Ragobeer

Bursary Awards for the Grade 6 Assessment-

Macaria Bhimdat- Best Graduating Student- awarded St Stanislaus College

Tyrese Spiers- awarded St Joseph’s High School

Bursary Awards for the CSEC Examinations

Shineika Cort- Best Graduating Students

Javed Pearson

Cheryce Waithe

Kerry Rose

Aalyah Harper

Leon Liverpool

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