Neila Jones of Nevis Wins Caribbean Tourism Organization Youth Congress Debate

St. Kitts-Nevis teenagers win big in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress debate

Competitors successfully tackled tourism-related questions in contest at CTO’s 2013 State of the Industry Conference in Martinique

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013, 4:00 AM


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Neila Jones of Nevis, winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth Congress debate, is flanked by  CTO chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty (l.) and Karine Roy-Camille, Martinique’s commissioner of tourism.

A teenager from St. Kitts-Nevis won the hearts and minds of judges and captured top honors in the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress debate recently.

Nevisian Neila Jones of the Gingerland Secondary School won first place — and an Apple iPad Mini as a prize — in the Youth Congress competition, part of the CTO’s 2013 State of the Industry Conference held Oct. 16 through 18 in Martinique.

Along with first-place honors, Jones received a mini iPad, sponsored by conference presenter OpusSeven. Second-place winner Renita Shirnauth of St. Lucia won an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Annick Bedford, another student from St. Kitts-Nevis, was third-place finisher and the recipient of a Barnes & Noble Nook tablet.

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