St. Jago High School emerged winners of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank’s (ACIJ/JMB) Reparation Debate Competition 2018 when they played the final match against Ardenne High School at the Institute of Jamaica Lecture Hall on November 1, 2018.

This final match brought to a close a series of matches which commenced on October 2 with the play-off between St. Jago High School and Meadowbrook High. St. Jago won and moved on to the quarter final match against Jamaica College on October 9. St. Jago was again victorious in this match and proceeded to the semi-finals.

Another quarter final match was played on October 11 between Gaynstead High School and Titchfield High.  Titchfield defeated Gaynstead and went on to the semi-finals.

On October 16, Ardenne High School played in the quarter finals against St. Andrew Technical High School and won, thus entering the semi-final round.

The semi-finals began on October 23 with St. Jago playing against Titchfield and winning. Another semi- final match was scheduled for October 25 in which Ardenne was declared the winner as St. Hugh’s High School withdrew from the match.

The matches were well attended by both students and members of the public. Members of the National Council on Reparation – Prof. Verene Shepherd, The Hon. Frank Phipps, Q. C., and Dr. Jahlani Niaah – were also present.

Director of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), Mr. Bernard Jankee, (right),presents Ronaldo Richards with his awards for Best Speaker for St. Jago High School in the ACIJ/JMB’s Reparation Debate Competition 2018.