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.

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.

Kate Tobin

UWC Netherlands

A former Somersfield Academy student, Kate is a champion debater winning the 2019 local spring tournament and placing second at the 2019 Heart of Europe Competition in Czech Republic. Kate is also passionate about social justice.

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.

Giselle Concepcion

Saltus

Giselle is an all around performer, as well as a debater and youth parliamentarian. At school, Giselle is a Gold Key Ambassador and co-captain of the Saltus debate team. Giselle speaks spanish, and is also active within her church.

Robert Thomas

Berkeley Institute

In his final year, Robert has been debating since he was young and has participated in many local debate tournaments. Outside of debate, Robert is the Deputy Head Boy at Berkeley and is heavily involved with activities at his church.

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.