Sulaimaan Ukadia of the Al Falah Primary School wins BNB Right Start speech competition

We missed this story back in February and thanks to one of our readers for bringing it to our attention.

Congratulations to Sulaimaan Ukadia. He obviously has some talent and we’ll be waiting to see his efforts in future contests.

Cricket is still king

He was first on stage and, after a clever take on the game of cricket in a speech entitled “Cricket – A game that incites passion”, Sulaimaan Ukadia of the Al Falah Primary School was first in the eyes of the judges at the inaugural Barbados National Bank (BNB) Right Start Primary School Speech Competition.

Competing in the final yesterday against a field that included Tia Lewis and Aliyah Reid of West Terrace Primary, Tia Collymore and Stacia Martindale from St. Albans Primary and Delano Edwards, the headboy from Cuthbert Moore, Sulaimaan’s presentation on the game he loves was truly a pleasure to behold. Setting the bar extremely high with a presentation that was delivered without notes, flash cards or any required prompts, the young man was almost flawless as he took the audience through the history of the game, the important and even heroic figures of the present day and the passion he holds for the sport, which he plays on the field – and inside his home … when his mother isn’t looking.

Fighting off impressive deliveries from second-placed Aliyah Reid, whose piece “Talk de Bajan talk” showcased the importance of indigenous and colloquial language in the realm of communication, and Tia Collymore’s “Shaping today’s youth for a brighter future tomorrow”, Sulaimaan’s victory was not one to be taken lightly…

…for the full article, visit The Barbados Advocate and read “Cricket is still King”


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7 responses to “Sulaimaan Ukadia of the Al Falah Primary School wins BNB Right Start speech competition

  1. 523425-345761425-235346/3547

    hate to say it but its lookin like the local muslim kids are a heckuva lot smarter (as in winning the prizes…duuhh) than our local afrocaribbean kids whose main interests may be iphone gadgets and succumbing to their sexyhormones

  2. Hate to say it, or couldn’t wait to say it? The results were decided by judges using subjectively based criteria. Your comment is as illogical as comparing an ethnicity with a religion.

  3. 523425-345761425-235346/3547

    Yup -that’s me -illogical to the end. maybe I just don’t like muslims and the way they’re infiltrating what’s left of our decadent phuktup western culture…come back?

  4. Infiltrate

    This is what they do. They infiltrate our schools, jobs and society and then they strike. BFP don’t tell me you have gone soft on Muslims now. They have no intention of contributing positively and will do what they have to do to establish their sharia rule in Barbados.

  5. confused

    @ in filtrate.. as my name suggest.. i am confused.First ppl on this site say that the muslims and others don;t want to integrate into society and when they do ppl like you come and say that they do it to take over the country.Secondly do you realise that kids like the one mentioned in the article are either 3rd generation or 4th generation bajans and they are similar to the Africans and Whites around here, due to the fact that the blacks were forced to come to bim but these lot came on their own free will but after by passing all that what i am saying is the same way the blacks are 3rd generation then similarly these muslims are in the same category as well.So are you saying that anyone who came to bim should have nor ights??? if this is what you;re syaing then nearly everyone in this country should pack their bags and head back to where they came from.Have you seen them thus far coming out and implementing their way of life on the local society??

  6. @523425-345761425-235346/3547. Sarcasm isn’t a reply. I’m not making any judgement on Muslims in Barbados; it just seems illogical to compare a religion with an ethnicity. You didn’t knock any other groups who didn’t take part/didn’t win. Why pick on African-Caribbean kids?… some of whom btw might also be Muslim.

    Of course using same logic you apply, we could also agree that African kids are the smartest because a pair of 9 year old twins achieved the highest grade of all applicants in a Cambridge University A level maths paper…

  7. 201

    Muslims are the best of all