Local Toastmasters to participate at conference in Curacao


Toastmasters International recently held a contest to select the best speakers to represent Guyana at the upcoming District 81 Conference slated for October 21- 23 in Curacao.


A total of four persons competed in each category; Humorous and Evaluation, at the national level which was held on September 10 at the Bank of Guyana.


Ultimately the national winners were Mizana Gonsalves for the Humorous category and Tamika Henry for Evaluation.


Guyana is part of District 81, Division F which is made up Toastmasters clubs across the Caribbean. The clubs in Guyana are further divided into two Areas as follows:

Area 38

Cacique Toastmasters Club

Bank of Guyana Royale Toastmasters Club

Unicomer Pacesetters (Courts)

DigiExtraordinaires (Digicel)


Area 39

Georgetown Toastmasters Club

Gafsons Industries Toastmasters Club

MACORP Toastmasters Club

Harpy Eagles


To determine the national contest winners, each club first has an in-club contest. Then the winners of club contests compete at Area Contests to determine who will go to the finals.


The Area 38 Contest was held on September 5. The winners who moved on to the finals were:

Humorous –

  1. Mizana Gonsalves from Bank of Guyana Royale TC
  2. Tashi Browne from CaciqueTC


Evaluation –

  1. Tamika Henry from Cacique TC
  2. Kester from DigiExtraordinaires



The Area 39 Contest was held on September 8. The winners who moved on to the finals were:

Humorous –

  1. Gillian Trim from Georgetown TC
  2. Ansell Todd from Georgetown


Evaluation –

  1. Sandy Griffith from Georgetown TC
  2. Colin Sukhdeo from MACORP TC


Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up the global network of meeting locations.


Toastmasters International envisions to be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.


Values taught include integrity, respect, service, and excellence.


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