MLAs of the future gear up for a political fight

| 02/03/2012

leg ass 2_0.jpg(CNS): Twenty-three possible politicans of the future are preparing to show off their political debating skills later this month when the potential MLAs of the future take over the country’s Legislative Assembly on 12 March for the day. The students from Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman will take part in the Youth Parliament 2012 to commemorate Commonwealth Day. Clerk of the LA,  Zena Merren-Chin, who is coaching and guiding the students said. The students have been attending the LA each Tuesday and Saturday to prepare for their roles, whether as officials or as MLAs. In the role of representatives, they have been formulating motions and preparing their debates, she said.

“Thus far, the students have chosen the roles they will play including Speaker, Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Governor, Serjeant-at-Arms and MLAs,” explained  Merren-Chin.

The students represent Layman Scott Sr (Cayman Brac High School) John Gray, Clifton Hunter, St. Ignatius and Cayman Prep, Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC), Grace Christian Academy, Wesleyan Christian Academy and University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI).

“This year’s Youth Parliament sponsors — Butterfield Bank, Cayman National Bank, Cayman Airways, Radio Cayman and Cayman 27 — have enabled some of our brightest young people to receive valuable experience in how our legislature works,” Merren-Chin added.

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