ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A student of Antigua Girls’ High School who highlighted reggae icon Bob Marley as the greatest Caribbean innovator has won the first place in an essay competition organised for Intellectual Property Day, commemorated yesterday.
Terrikia Benjamin was presented with her prizes at an awards ceremony at Scotiabank after impressing a panel of judges.
The topic for secondary schools was “Who in your opinion is the greatest Caribbean innovator and how did he/she impact the world?”
Second place went to Joel Beazer of Antigua Grammar School whose top innovator was civil rights leader Marcus Garvey.
In third place was Clare Hall Secondary School student Latisha Browne, who also selected Bob Marley as the top innovator.
Participants in the primary school category were asked to write on the topic, “If you could do something to make the world a better place what would it be and why?”
The proposal of Shane Sukhdeo, of Kids Unlimited School, to use salt water instead of fossil fuels was the top entry in that category.
Jay Mckinnon of the same school won the second-place prize and Dahlia Barnes of Sunnyside Tutorial School was third-place winner.
The competition was co-sponsored by the Office of Intellectual Property and Commerce and Scotiabank.