Since 1991 Bermuda has participated each year in the World Schools Debate Competition. The highest level of senior school debate in the world, the BDS is proud to sponsor the national team as they represent Bermuda each year.

The team will be competing at the 2020 Online WSDC taking place in summer 2020, as well as the 2020 Mexico WSDC which was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Cree Dunn

BHS

Involved in activities across the academic and athletic spectrum, Cree is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program and also recently completed her expedition to obtain her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Ywione Darrell

Saltus

Fluent in french, Ywione is not only a debater but also a sportsman and youth parliamentarian. Ywione is an actor, Gold Key Ambassador at Saltus, and has been awarded both bronze and silver D of E awards.

Hailey O’Donnell

BHS

Hailey is in her first year of the International Baccalaureate program took the top speaker award at the 2019 Heart of Europe Tournament. Outside of debate Hailey plays tennis, and volunteers at Northlands Primary School.

Genevieve Lau

BHS

Gen is in her first year of IB and has competed in debate both locally and internationally, taking second place with her teammates at the 2019 Heart of Europe Debate Tournament. In addition to debate, Gen is an avid sailor and swimmer.

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett

Warwick Academy

McKenzie joined the team in 2020 having previously been involved in debate and public speaking. In addition to debate McKenzie is a musician, dancer, former athlete, and youth parliamentarian, where she served as Youth Premier.

Coy Kijaun Millett

Team Coach

A former Worlds debater, Coy took over as coach of the national team in 2019. Professionally, Coy is a consultant with a focus on policy analysis and communications strategy. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Coy finds it rewarding to train young critical thinkers to use research and their intellect to articulate convincing arguments; an invaluable lifelong skill. Coy has been debating since he was 8, is an alumni of Warwick Academy, and is a former Worlds debater (’10, Qatar).

Jacari Brimmer-Landy

Assistant Coach

A former and avid debater, Jacari attended Saltus and represented Bermuda at Worlds in 2008 (Washington), 2009 (Athens), and 2010 (Qatar). A graduate of the University of Toronto and City, University of London, Jacari is an Associate at one of Bermuda’s leading law firms, and uses his legal background as well as technical debate skills to equip students with the tools necessary to debate effectively.

Debate was the most critical tool for my personal, academic and professional development. It helped me to learn to think critically and analytically by helping me to see both sides of an argument. I credit debate with helping me to be successful in obtaining scholarships, doing well on interviews, negotiating various agreements, planning and developing strategy.

Collin Anderson
WSDC 1995 (Wales)

WSDC ALUMNI

DEBATERS

Alison Dyer (’91)

Colm Singleton (’91)

Michael Pearson (’91)

Carolyn Thomas (’91)

Janita Burke (’92)

Michelle Correia (’92 & ’93)

N Koshea Scott Millett (’92)

Charles Sousa (’92)

Tariq Smith (’93)

Chen Foley (’93 & ’94)

Rachael Barritt (’93)

Gina Bassett (’94)

Jennifer Burland (’94 & ’95)

Stacey Barnum (’94)

Edmund Robinson (’94)

Collin Anderson (’95)

Selena Mello (’95)

Nicholas Pacheco (’95)

Trevor Leitch (’98)

Christia Kemp Hunter (’00, ’01 & ’02)

Ruth O’Kelly-Lunch (’00)

Eli Lipschultz (’00)

Christine Mayor (’00 & ’01)

Aziza Ahad (’01 & ’02)

Zahra Muhammad (’01 & ’02)

Sarita Ebbin (’02 & ’03)

Richard Hillen (’03 & ’04)

Krystl Assan (’03)

Shaunee James (’03 & ’04)

Akilah Beckles (’04 & ’05)

Madeleine Gardner (’04)

Mich’ele Smith (’05)

Claire Kelly (’05 & ’06)

Patrick Suter (’05)

Janita DeBraga (’05)

Blake Sonnenfeld (’06 & ’07)

Michelle Kelly (’06, ’07, ’08 & ’09)

Adrienne Smatt (’06)

Adam Kiki-Charles (06 & ’07)

Sasha Slayton (’07)

Aliyyah Ahad (’07)

Jacari Brimmer-Landy (’08, ’09 & ’10)

Catherine Campbell (’08)

Nikki-Lynn Marshall (’08 & ’09)

Nicholas Rinehimer (’08 & ’09)

Ellisse Johnston (’09)

Arielle Desilva (’10)

Coy Kijaun Millett (’10)

Eoin McMahon (’10)

Jordon Osbourne (’10)

Marcus Bean (’11 & ’12)

Michael Cabot (’11 & ’12)

Glenn Simmons (’11)

Shannon Denham (’12)

Daniel Pell (’12)

Nicholas Pell (’13)

William Campbell (’13)

Jashonae Smith-Tannock (’13)

Lucien Anderson (’15)

Megan Sutcliffe (’15, ’16 & ’17)

Kimika Jackson (’15)

Namrata Bisht (’15 & ’16)

Asha Symonds (’16, ’17 & ’18)

Bathsheba Jones (’16)

Tyrese Coakley (’17 & ’18)

Yasser Saia (’17)

Sierra Brangman (’17 & ’18)

Halle Teart (’18)

COACHES

Ziad Dajani (’92)

Karen Purdie (’93)

Jennifer Sheppard (’94)

Mark Sheppard (’94)

Gladstone Thompson (’95 – ’00, ’02, ’09, ’11, ’13, ’15)

Linda Parker (’01)

Corey Butterfield (’03 – ’05)

Trevor Leitch (’06 & ’07)

Christianna (Hiles) Dakin (’08, ’10 & ’12)

Akilah Beckles (’16 – ’17)

Glenn Simmons (’18)

Coy Kijaun Millett (current)

JUDGES

Elizabeth Virgo (’93, ’95 & ’97)

Trevor Leitch (’03 & ’04)

Nicholas Pacheco (’06)

Christina Mayor (’06)

Christie Hunter (’06)

Jennifer Haworth (’07)

Calvin Thomas (’08)

Susan Panchaud (’09)

Richard Hillen (’10 & ’13)

Aziza Ahad (’10)

Marisa Sharpe (’11 & ’12)

Akilah Beckles (’14)

Aliyyah Ahad (’14)

Arleen Swan (’15)

Christianna Dakin (’16)

Wanda Gibson (’17)

Gladstone Thompson (’18)