Friday 29 May, 2020

Munroe College wins Students Colloquium at CTO Caribbean Week

Munroe College, winners of the Student Colloquium at the CTO's Caribbean Week in New York.

Munroe College, winners of the Student Colloquium at the CTO's Caribbean Week in New York.

Munroe College has found itself in winner's row at the ninth Student's Colloquium at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation's Caribbean Week in New York.

The four-member team won over the judges with their presentation of a festival celebrating Bush Medicine called Carib Bush. 

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the Cayman Islands tied for second place. Mona presented a plan to unite the Caribbean with a Caribbean Arts Expo while Cayman presented a plan for a sustainable festival called PAWU.

The Tobago Hospitality Institute placed fourth.

A competition designed to test students’ knowledge on sustainable tourism issues, and to encourage the best and the brightest to consider a career in tourism, the Caribbean Students Colloquium was created in 2010 by CTO-USA, interns who were then enrolled at tertiary institutions in the Caribbean and the United States. 

They came up with the initiative in response to a challenge to them to create a project for Caribbean Week that would engage the Youth.  Some of the interns from the original group continue to participate in organising the Colloquium.

Since 2011, the Caribbean Student Colloquium has been welcoming students from colleges and universities across the Caribbean and the United States who are interested in sustainable initiatives and have a desire to be involved in their development and implementation. 

The Colloquium challenges these students to research and present, freestyle, a practical sustainable tourism project for the Caribbean that, upon implementation, will provide a viable source of income.


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